And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crafting Insanity

I have been crocheting steadily ever since finishing my last cross-stitch pattern, Woodland Enchantress. I have done baby blankets and snowflakes, and basically just putzed around with my hooks and the vast yarn stash I have in the back room.

Now, I am feeling the need to go back to my cross stitch. Silly, when I think about it. I should crochet in the winter months, when my work in progress can sit across my lap and keep me warm, and do needlepoint in the summer, when I don't want anything touching me.

Oh, well.

Anyway. I am having a problem. A big problem.

Anyone who knows me IRL can tell you that, when I get it into my head to do something I am a machine. Nothing stops me, and I have been known to run right over everyone and everything in my way.

But something is in my way that I just can't seem to get around.

I can't find a pattern that fits all my criteria. I am getting frantic. I want something that is more art-y than cartoon-y. I want something that will suit the pieces I have already done. I want something perfect. And nothing is making me happy. I have found some wonderful patterns online, but I don't know that I want to wait for them to be delivered, then for me to be able to go to the store and get the fabric and thread....


I am so hard to please! ;)


webb said...

When you are ready for a particular project it just grabs you by the throat and won't let go until you get it started. That's normal... at least for people like us!

Anonymous said...

Try this website:

Lisa said...

When I was living in Singapore, I would stock up whenever I got back to the US. I liked the packaged kit that are called Gold Collection or something like that. They were very detailed, more art that craft and took a long time to complete. Hope you find something soon. When I get the bug and can't find what I want... it isn't a pretty picture!

Anonymous said...

BG - did you ever check out the website I mentioned above? I looked through their pictures and found a lot that look like yours and thought maybe they'd be along the lines of what you're looking for. Just wondering :-)

barefoot gardener said...

Anonymous - Actually, I did! I found more kits I wanted than I could afford, actually. Thanks for the heads-up!