I have seen blog after blog noting the resolution to not buy any more XS stash for a set period of time. As your blogging friend, I fully support you in your resolutions… but the designer in me (you know, the part that can afford ham instead of hamburger when you buy my charts) hopes you cave. I don’t see how anyone could keep this resolution anyway… I know I couldn’t.
I love buying stash! I enjoy new charts– the shiny bag, the smell of the paper, their very newness. And what about floss? Man, nothing beats a good floss feel, especially if it’s silk. And what holds more promise than a brand new hand-dyed linen FQ? The possibilities of what it could become are almost endless!
Seriously, in most cases a new chart is cheaper than going to see a movie… and provides so many more hours of entertainment. And besides, they are much smaller and easier to store than say, a cookie jar collection. Giving up new xs charts should be something you do for Lent, not New Year’s… resolutions are supposed to help improve your circumstances or enhance your enjoyment of life, not deprive you of a simple pleasure.
Speaking of simple pleasures… one of mine is seeing pictures of My Mark finishes, especially those cleverly done. Sharon recently finished “be silly” by making a cube and Nita finished “simply rejoice” into a snazzy pillow:
Today’s joy: watching my daughter get SO excited about finding three Trixie Belden books at the library, I thought she would pop.