I didn't stitch on New Year's Day and was mortified when Laurie brought it to my attention that New Year's Day should be spent doing all the things you love so that you are assured of doing them the rest of the year. YIKES! I seriously messed that up. I cooked, I cleaned, I dog sat, no stitching, no knitting, no quilting, no embroidery, no crochet.
Well I declared January 2nd the official start of my New Year since January 1st on the calendar is more a day of work(cooking and such) and visiting and doesn't always leave any free moments in the day for one's other passions and believe me there was a time about fifteen years ago when I would have listed food as my number one passion. But I fed my hungry heart, worked through the whole emotional attachment to food and well cross stitch has for the most part except those few dark years when I chose pizzas over my stitching, always, always been my passion.
It's just the last few weeks there's not been enough hours in the day for stitching. So I declared my January 1st do over, determined that my year was on a different cycle than the rest of the world's and made January 2nd my New Year's Day.
On January 2nd I started Plum Street Samplers Garden of Eerie. After getting more stitched, after adding more colors, I think I'm in love with my own hand dyed fabric. I believe if I were going to give it a name I would call it light cinnamon. I determined this after starting my pot of coffee this morning and noticing a bit of cinnamon stain on my thumb(I always add a sprinkling of cinnamon to the grounds, 1) for good fortune and 2) because it just tastes good. My fabric is very close to the color of cinnamon.
Garden of Eerie
2x2 32ct linen
Here is my progress as of this afternoon. The greens really pop on the fabric.Here is a close up of FrankenAdam and Bride of FrankenAdam(a.k.a. Eve). Yes the back stitch over her right eye is not cooperating. I've restitched it umpteen hundred times and now am giving up. She just went a little crazy with her eyebrow pencil, OK?
Not sure why these pictures are a bit washed out. I hope it's just my computer screen. Maybe I can get my lightbox assembled this weekend and finally get some pictures in lighting that might actually enhance the stitching.
So join me in a worldwide pandemic of Stitch Ass. I think it's a wonderful affliction and I've got my mojo back and there are seriously worse things one can come down with like, oh I don't know, H1N1. That's no fun. But Stitch Ass, well that's nothing but fun, except for those that want supper, clean underwear, but I can't do that I'm sick, I have Stitch Ass.
2010 so far I love you!