Eleven days into March, the snow is melting, the streets are filled with water, and I've packed away my boots!
After By the Window, I wanted another finish. So I took a look at my WIPs (all 8) and none of them are near finish. Except maybe Weekend in Paris, but the cream background is too annoying. A few are about halfway done, most have barely been started. So what do I do? Why another new start! (Yes that should give me another finish soon...)
32ct Laurel Linen
She's on the recommended fabric, which is a rather stiff linen. I don't care much for the feel of it, but I couldn't find any other colour that I liked and since it just goes on my Q-Snap there shouldn't be too much trouble.
I don't think a mermaid should be caged in, and the border is kinda blah, so no border, and therefore no crown of fishes. And even though the sea horses are cute I'm leaving them out.
WARNING: Whining ahead!
She has 8 packs of Magnifica beads, 3 Treasures and 4 Caron Waterlilies. Gorgeous? Yes. But EXPENSIVE! I actually came home with two beads and two Waterlilies. I have to wait for a while before I can scrounge the money for the rest.
This is an issue because as an unemployed full time student I'm not only living and eating on my parent's dime, I'm also funding my cross stitch via them.
So with 9 WIPs, and 4 patterns fully kitted, I really shouldn't be starting anything. And since I don't stitch many smalls (lousy at finishing them) everything takes at least 40 hours, usually ~50-120, it isn't as if I'm going to run out of things to stitch. So in an effort to get my habit under control I've decided that I won't have any more planning. So I will buy anything else I need for my WIPs, start everything I have kitted and nothing else until I have nothing kitted and am down to 5 WIPs.
Wish me luck and feel free to send reproving tsks if I stitch anything other than my WIPs or start anything that isn't Cirque des Triangles, Cirque des Carreaux, The Runekeeper Saga or Sleepy Hollow.