Ok, let me bite the bullet here. My name is Gabi and I'm an addict. My drug of choice is called stash,
I do collect scissors, fabrics, embellishments, and charts of several designers. Just for the fun of it.
But what I have to stop is collecting OOP charts! That is becoming ridiculous.
What about you? Are you a stash-a-holic too? Do you collect things? Or do you buy just what you need only? If you're a collector too....what do you collect?
If you're like me, we should set up a group together for Stash-a-holics Anonymous and have a meeting to support each other at the nearest LNS. That's the right place to be for us isn't it??? Must be right...sounds so wonderfully right to me.
What brought me to this admission of guilt? I sat down in front of my filing cabinet where I have stored my charts. I needed to stitch a PS design for an exchange and had a look through at my almost complete collection of PS charts and realizing what a shockingly enormous amount of money and time I spent on purchasing OOP charts that I then simply filed away. I told my husband that there wouldn't be any loss, because I could stitch it and then sell it for the same price as I bought it for. Right. THAT is never going to happen....lol. I'm not selling any of them!!! Thankfully it's my own pocket money I spent, otherwise I would have a problem at the home front.
My newest resolution is: No OOP charts anymore!!! I will not spend that much money any more on charts. To pay for a chart couple of times more what the original value was just because it's out of print is ridiculous. Certainly if you consider that there are so much wonderful designers bringing out fantastic new designs each year. Sigh. Unless of course I find "Where my heart blooms"....or "Ellen Birdseye" .. ...I'm an addict after all.
And after I was finished with these thoughts I did some stitching as well:
First of all I did indeed stitch a Prairie Schooler design after all but cannot show it yet. It's for an exchange and will get send off next month. Need to give it a finishing touch first anyway.
An update on Amsterdam....
And 2 ornaments: