Disciplined I Am Not

Long ago, when I was a young stitcher, I was a one project at a time kind of girl. I would start one project, work on that one only, finish it, and move on to the next one. It seemed so simple. Then, as I got older and met other stitchers who were serial starters, I would have two projects started. Then it became three. Do you see where I'm going with this? Lately, it's has not been just that I'm starting new projects. I've been kitting them up like mad and have them stacked on the floor by my stitching spot.

Yesterday I went to Lazy Daisy. This was the conversation between me and my husband:

Me: I'm going to take a ride into Lazy Daisy this afternoon. I want to get some more of those projects bags that I like.

DH: What happened to all of the project bags that you already have?

Me: They have projects in them and I need more to put other projects in.

DH: Why don't you finish the projects that you have in the project bags that you already have and then you would not need to buy more.

Silly husband!! He just does not understand the ways of a stitcher. Kitting up and starting are the best part of a new project!

The reason I bring this up is because the new HAED chart arrived in the mail on Friday. It's a good thing, too, because I was getting ready to stalk the mail carrier looking for it. Like I said, I have a stack of project bags sitting on the floor next to my stitching spot. All of them are ready and waiting to go, but what do I do? I HAVE to start the new HAED. I just have to! It's like the stitching world as I know it will not be able to go on unless I started the HAED. Please, someone out there tell me that I am not the only one like this!

So here it is, in all it's glory. It's pretty isn't it? And, believe it or not, this is a HAED I might actually be to finish in this life time. It's only 6 pages long, and that is with it being printed in the large type. 6 pages!! Compare that to the 69 pages that the pandas are and you can see why I say I might actually finish this one.

Speaking of pandas, I did some of them this week, too. No, not the HAED, but the little Christmas ornaments that I found in the closet last week. I just love these guys!

So, I can say that I have started my Christmas stitching for this year. Christmas in July? This is the earliest that I ever started. Hmmmm...I think I see more kitting up of projects in my near future!!

And on a side note, I want to take a moment to brag about by niece, B. She's is my sister's daughter. My sister, Vicki, is a crocheter, not a stitcher, but she called me a few weeks ago and told me that she and B had been in Hobby Lobby and they came home with a stitching kit for B to try. Could I help her? Just in case you don't know, Vicki lives in Texas and I live in New York. Helping someone with their stitching over the phone is not the easiest thing to do, but I managed to help her get things started and I've asked her over the last few weeks how it's coming along. She's almost done with it! Oh, and my beautiful niece started a second project before the first one was finished. It's nice to know that I have left my mark on the future generation!


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