Saturday, August 20, 2011
A New Way Of Thinking
I had a revelation this morning as I was trying to shove another chart into an already crowded drawer. In the last few years, I have purged a lot of charts and magazines. Now I have been really good about not going into them in the garage and taking everything back. I KNOW I can NEVER stitch everything . I'd have to live to be 500 years old to stitch all the charts and magazines I had. So I kept only the things I really like and have been slowly getting rid of everything else. I went from two full 4-drawer file cabinets to one so I've been feeling pretty good about my stash. But there I was trying to jam just one more chart in the drawer. So I thought to myself, I need to go through these and do some more purging. But then it occured to me that I didn't need to purge anymore, I needed to STITCH more. Yep, that's the answer I came up with. I just haven't been stitching enough. I used to be able to stitch in the evenings while watching TV but everyone complained about my light shining on the set. So I need to find a better way of illuminating my stitching area. Then I got to thinking about how I chose what I'm going to stitch. Usually it's the newest pattern in my stash. But maybe there's a different way of choosing. I got to thinking about themes. Maybe I can stick with a specific theme. Now I don't think I can do only one theme in a year but I can manage a new one every month. Maybe one month I can do all Lizzie Kates. Maybe in April I can do flowers. There's always Christmas in July. Get the picture? I'm gonna go think about this a little and see if I can come up with a workable plan.