Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I need Help

I am going to go into a treatment center after the first of the year, I have an addication to STASH now before you ask  which treatment center I need you to direct me to the right center for help, I go into a second hand store just to browse I always go to the fabric and craft area, this is a no no I just donot need anymore stash I need to use up what I already have, that is why you see alot of my ornaments with the same kind of trims I am trying to use up what I have but I go into Joann Fabric and Crafts and lo and behold I head right to the trim area, I start to sweat I get the shivers and try I really try not to purchase any trim and soon the itch is there,  I could use this on or I see this being used as a ribbon on a package oh no there it is again my pocket book out paying for the trim I donot need HELP.
Maybe it is a good addication I just don't know.
I worked on this little door hanger the last week I really like this pattern it is Penguin Jive  artwork by Ellen Kransadapted to cross stitch by TrinaLaube this is a pattern from the Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine july 2008.
This is a easy stitch I did change it out a little I really like the silver snowflakes the pattern called for Kreinik blending filament for the flakes but I wanted something to show up a little more.

I also finished stitching  Halloween Fairy designer  is Nora Corbett this is from the september 2008 Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine I love this pattern but did make a big mistake instead of using the recommended fabric count I used a smaller count this was a mistake I ended up with the wrong size beads for the smaller count fabric so it looks a little distorted there is nothing I can do now so if you look at it ignore the silly bead placements she is still pretty in my eyes.
I will have her framed sometime next year I am looking at an oval mat in black, wish me luck.
I hope all is well with you all in blogger land, I am almost ready for Christmas, I am taking off thursday and friday to make cake balls and give to a Lady from Church she does not bake and would like the cake balls for her Christmas Family getogether.

Merry Christmas I*n Jesus Name.
Catherine

9 comments:

Casa Pearl said...

Well, I don't have any advice for the stash problem as I'm just as bad. But your finishes are wonderful. The halloween fairy is one I plan to finish in 2012 so seeing yours completed is a great incentive! Happy Holidays.

Hopblogger said...

Consider yourself normal like the rest of us. Just go with it.

Your Halloween fairy is pretty and will look very nice when it is matted with black and framed.

Great job!

Chris said...

I LUV the penguin!!!!
Let me know how that treatment program goes!! LOL

Catherine said...

Treatment center? I'm waiting for the Hoarders TV show to knock on my door!!!

dixiesamplar said...

You like stash?? I don't see the problem :o)

Love the penguin...and your Halloween fairie is lovely!!

Merry CHRISTmas to you & yours!!

Rebecca said...

Oh, your not alone in your addiction. That is the first place I head to in a second hand shop. If I am debating on opening my wallet, I just think first of all the stuff I have at home and whether I am really going to use it in the next 30 days. That usually tends to crub me.
I do love the penguin stitched door hanger. Haven't seen this issue but great way of interrupting their finish. I like yours much better. Much more practicle. Great job.

Christina said...

I just love Halloween fairy - I'd love to stitch her myself one day.
Your Christmas tree is beautiful Catherine. I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas. X

Linda said...

Lots of luck with your stash -
I am a fine one to talk; I am still trying to get my stash into shape. :-D

Penny said...

Funny - that person next to you in the treatment center could be me. :D
Your penguin door hanger is so cute and your Halloween Fairy is just beautiful!