One of my crafty problems is that I can never get myself together enough to actually create little travel kits containing handwork projects. It’s not like I don’t have plenty of the patterns and supplies lying around this place either. This spring, I meant to get stuff to work on while I lounged in my lawn chair at t-ball practice. But I didn’t. And it isn’t like I didn’t have two months to do it. It was on my “to do” list every. single. weekend.
Then, I meant to put together a little project for my long road trip (732 miles each way). But I didn’t. I pretended like I didn’t have room for my sewing project in the car because my husband and son brought their golf clubs, but it was really just because I couldn’t get my act together. I’m still full of regret with that one because I was dying to create something that week. So instead I had to read books. Books! Who the heck reads books any more? (Just kidding– I read a couple books a week usually, so this is really nothing new. In fact, right now I’m working my way through a handful of Pulitzer Prize winners, which I’m regretting big time.) On said trip, we passed a shop, and the sign had the word ‘stitchery’ in it. Let me tell you how fast I turned my car around, terribly giddy because I would be able to purchase a new project and not spend my whole vacation doing something ridiculous like relaxing on a beach. Anyway, so I busted a u-ey (sp?), pulled up to get a front row space, and… they had gone out of business. I must have been too late getting there.
Whatever the case, it’s my own fault, really. I should plan ahead. And soon, I am going to. Maybe this weekend because I just found the perfect inspiration at my LQS.
The good news is that if that doesn’t work out, I just received a shipping notification that my crewel/embroidery alphabet sampler has being shipped. I almost have no excuses now.
Don’t you just love it? By the time I finish that, I’m hoping my stitches will look somewhat decent. Did any of you order this kit? It was a matter of right-place-right-time for me, which is awesome because there were a limited number of kits available… only 1500. I’ll let you know how it goes.