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.


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Sounds like an idea to me.

Keep up the great thinking!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great revelation Bette! I haven't been in the stitching mood the last few days and I've got to get back into it I've got a wedding sampler to stitch up!

I have a couple of friends who have the same problem witht tv/glare from their lamps. They tape a strip of fabric on the side of the lamp that faces the tv/others in the room (not a long piece of fabric but one to help with that inital glare from their ott lites). That seems to do the trick. Give it a try!