Sunday, April 25, 2010

When This You See

Gift set for a friend. 
Charm Pack Wallhanging w/ Yo Yo flowers 
"When this you see, think of me!"
Moda Honey Bun Sweet Treat Bag (free pattern) and tissue holder.
No scraps left either - how cool is that!

I bought the Ashford Rigid Heddle as a Christmas gift for myself.  It's portable and easy to use while watching TV.  I have quite a bit of worsted weight and heavier wool yarn and want to weave scaves, runners, and placemats.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fabulous Fall continues ....

This is the slow progress of my Fabulous Fall lap quilt.  The blocks are completed, rows sewn, and now the borders need to be added.  I have three choices:  the red acorn, yellow diagonal diamond, and the brown fabric used around the squares.  My thoughts were to do a red, yellow, red combo and then use the brown for the binding.  Right now the quilt is 40x48.  I wish it would have turned out larger but seeing as it only started with one charm pack and grew legs of it's own to what it is now -  I think it looks pretty good.  I am ready to move on to one of my many other WIP and call it a day on this one.  I like the fact that I had no pre-planning with this one.  I see that some name their quilts - so what do you think I should name this one? 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Little Ditty

Here lives a lady named Rie
who loves to party with tea 

She's had this friend since forever
who loves to shop whenever

She had a husband who was a dog
she kept the cat and now she blogs

Sharing tales of her passions and addictions
in a fashion with great detail and conviction.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I am an Aholic!!

Wikipedia says that a twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems.   I must admit that the first step is the hardest one. 

1.  ADMIT - I am an AHOLIC (insert fabric, yarn, beads, stamps, shoes, jewelry, clothes, magazines, books, Gadget Queen (kitchen/craft/electronic), decorating/embellishing, food, lattes, chocolate, and on and on and on...)

2.  BELIEVE - I believe I have enough (NOT) and I must change my ways. (UGH)

3.  PROMISE - I  promise to COMMIT (I have no fear of this word because I am not a male!!) to improving my out of control ways and not to replenish/add to my many overwhelming stashes.

4.  IDENTIFY - I have identified what my weaknesses are (as painful as that is) and located all my UFOs.

5.  SHARE - I will bear my soul for all to see.  Therefore, forcing the spotlight on myself - showing all  my WIPs.

6.  WILLINGNESS - I give freely to this change, which is suppose to make me a better and happier person!  Here I thought I was happy with all my STUFF.

7.  ACCEPT -  I accept that I have entirely TOOOO much stuff and therefore need help!

8.  AMENDS - I am sorry to all those people I have made richier because of my compulsion to have it all!

9.  APOLOGIZE -  I apologize to my BFF for starting this path 26 years ago, for letting her follow me, getting the last or only one of that "item we just had to have" and leaving her scrambling to even the playing field, for the many times I allowed her to beat me to the finish line/register, and for loudly rejoicing, laughing, and doing the happy dance when she spent more money than me.

10. REAFFIRM - I will check and recheck myself to make sure I am staying on the path.  I will try not to beat myself up too bad when I fall off the wagon and I will get right back on after I get that one item.

11. MAINTAIN - I promise to post weekly on my blog in order for me to track my progress openly and allow all to throw nuggets of support, rejoice in my will power, and send oohs and aahs when I actually complete an item.

12. EMPOWER - I promise to share all that I have learned, attend guild meetings for support, sell or give away my completed items, and set a shining example of how to overcome this type of addiction.


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