Obsession... Confessions of a serial starter
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Name: Dede

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  1. Alpine Seasons Garden
  2. American Sampler
  3. And They Sinned
  4. Angel of Frost
  5. Angel of Healing
  6. Antares
  7. Babysitting
  8. Ballet Pigs
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Beauty and the Beasts
  11. Blue Rose Sampler
  12. Bubble Flower
  13. Calling the Crows
  14. Celestial Dragon
  15. Chloris
  16. A Confabulation of Dragons
  17. Curl Up with a Good Book
  18. Days of Advent Sampler
  19. Desert Rose
  20. Dragon Fae 1
  21. Dragon Skies
  22. The Dreamer
  23. Dutch Beauty
  24. Egyptian Garden
  25. Emblem of Love
  26. Emily Lucille
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  28. Fairy Moon
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  30. Flower Power
  31. Heaven Above
  32. Hope
  33. Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
  34. Jane Longstreth
  35. Jewel of the Sea
  36. Luna, Sol and Stella
  37. Martyrs
  38. Mistress Winter and Jack Frost
  39. Mouline Rouge
  40. Noah's Sub
  41. Peace
  42. Peacock Garden
  43. The Pheonix
  44. Pheonix 1
  45. Pirate and Mermaid
  46. Polar Lights
  47. Princess Asleep
  48. Rae QS
  49. Red Witch
  50. Rose
  51. A Rose Among Thorns
  52. Rose Fae
  53. Salamander
  54. Sea of Roses
  55. Song of the Dead
  56. Soul Mates
  57. Spanish Geometric Sampler
  58. Storykeeper
  59. Taj Mahal
  60. The Tower at Stony Wood
  61. Tree of Life with Dragon
  62. True Colors
  63. Watergarden
  64. Woodland Faerie

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Recent Posts

And now it's becoming a trend
On a Roll... Another Finish!!
Tower of Stony Wood - FINISHED!!!
Quick Update
This was a surprise
Losing my stitching mojo again?
Trying something new for the new year
And back to my darling
And what have I been up to?
Progress with new rotation


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Sunday, August 26, 2007
Resurfacing from Harry Potter
I read the first Harry Potter book when it first came out and had no desire to continue on with the series. After watching the fourth movie I started thinking maybe I should give it another shot, but seeing how I've got close to 100 books in my "too read" pile I never did. Then my younger sister and I got into a conversation about the books and she really thought I should read them and then I saw people finishing the final book and saying only "wow" and I figured I really had to find out what the big deal really was. So I bought all 7 books in one go and started reading as soon as I received them. By the fourth book I was totally engrossed and spent most of my time immersed. I finished the final book early this afternoon and I have to say -- wow. I'm no good at analyzing what I read and so I am not sure what grabbed me, but -- wow.

I did get some stitching done when I wasn't reading. I stuck with The Tower at Stony Wood because I didn't want to take the time to switch to another project. Here's the most recent progress picture:

Friday, August 10, 2007
I've Been RAKed!
I was so surprised to open my e-mail this morning and discover a kind soul and fellow Delawarian had sent me a HAED gift certificate. Thank you! Thank you! I was so touched I almost started to cry -- if I was home I would have! It certainly lifted my spirits after another trying week.

Fortunately, the almost-manic state I was in seems to have passed, which is very fortunate since I had my arraignment in Truancy Court on Wednesday. Before going in I asked my God to help me do whatever I needed to in order to make everything okay. And once again she was there for me -- I ended up pleading guilty (which I was certainly not intending to do!) -- basically, she has to go to school but if she does miss a day, I have to send a note in the next day with the reason. If I do that, the case is closed and the record is expunged. I don't even have to pay a fine. Of course, I'm going to have to steel myself when she says she's not feeling well and make her go anyway.

I didn't seem to get very much done on First Flight.

I'm using a full stitch (1 over 1) on 25 count lambswool Jobelan for this one. I have again strayed from my plans and have decided to work on Tower at Stony Wood before moving on to Heaven Above. I don't know why I'm so reluctant to work on that, it is really a lovely design. I intend to have a mostly stitching weekend, so hopefully I'll have a good bit to show on Monday!

Saturday, August 04, 2007
Rose Tinted
I've been having a horrible time with being on edge lately. My cross stitch has suffered because I've spent much of my time looking for a replacement cell phone for a phone that works perfectly fine. Which I am also highly annoyed about. I've once again reworked my rotation -- I'm not sure how much of that has to do with my unreasonably amped up psyche. I really think it's the anti-depressant med, I feel like I was doing so much better not taking anything. I'm going to give it at least two weeks and if I'm still feeling like this I'll take it up with my doctor.

So, during this time, I've decided that working on the same project every other time is simply not going to work. I think I have stitcher's ADD -- nothing holds my attention for too long. But then that may have something to do with WIP overload and serial starteritis. I still want to get at least Heaven Above done before Thanksgiving and I have not yet given up on the idea of a focus piece, so I've decided to try this:

1. My Choice
2. My Choice
3. Heaven Above
4. Tower at Stony Wood

For slot #1 I worked on Rose Tinted. Which continues to look like a bunch of big red blobs.

For slot #2 I'm working on First Flight, which is a HAED design with artwork by Lisa Victoria.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Angel of Cross Stitch
I'm afraid I got bored of her fairly quickly, but for what it's worth, here is an updated picture:

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