I went up to the stitchy room the other night and counted my WIPs. I have 22! I also have 10 others partially or completely kitted up. Ok, said I to maself, no more new starts...no more buying of patterns or kits. I need to get some of these finished. They are mostly all huge, time consuming samplers. This, I said, will be the year I clear a lot of these off my WIP list. I will not buy more. I will stitch from my stash, I will be thrifty!!
And then, into my world waltzed Jane Bostocke.
On ebay....for $325.00!!! My resolutions were still hanging in the air in front of my mouth, and I wanted this sampler...sooooo bad. Hubby wanted to know what I was muttering about as I tried to convince myself I didn`t really want her...I had too much stash now...money was tight...etc...etc...
After I explained that this kit was nearly impossible to find, that it was the oldest dated sampler extant, that I had lusted after her all my life...etc, etc, he handed me the credit card and told me to hurry up and get it before it was gone! I am proud to say I didn`t jump right to it...I waited...hemmed and hawed, argued with myself, and then caved in and bought it. I am alternating between being over-the-moon-excited and being disgusted with myself that I spent that much money!! (Well, not quite that much, the price dropped $25.00 during my internal and sometimes external debate). So...that is why I think I have lost my mind. I`ll never get all these samplers finished, and I keep buying more!!
Jane is due to arrive this week, I should have the pleasure of her company by Thursday at the latest. I`ll keep you posted!
Keep stitching ladies!!