Well, it is official! I fell of the bandwagon! Remember that stash diet I was on for 2008? Remember how I was not allowed to buy anything but thread or linen if needed but nothing else?
I went to a needlework shop with a friend on Tuesday. We had a wonderful time which we always do when we go there. I think that must have been it because I lost my head. I had a full customer coupon card and was able to spend 31,40 euro. Now you would think that was enough. I started buying the DMC overdyed threads. Okay, I was up to 21+ euro and still had more to spend. I was looking around and saw a new banner linen from a German company and loved the red color the minute I saw it. Only problem was I loved the cocoa brown and cream color too. I decided to buy the red and then happened upon a pretty black metal hanger made just for the banner. Oh no! Without thinking I bought it! Then I was paying for my purchases which at this point I had not really thought more about and was over the 'free money' from the full card. My friend Sonja (who is very bad at tempting me) showed me some DMC scissors which are a huge weakness of mine. There they went on the counter. Only when I pulled out my money and got my change did I realize what I was doing. I WAS ON A STASH DIET! I am not allowed to buy all this stuff! Does it help that the man gave me the DMC Home Sweet Home book for free?
Did I stop there? No, the story gets worse! We left the shop and Sonja said she thought we needed to sit and have a cup of tea. Maybe I needed a good stiff drink but instead we ordered our tea and then later ordered a warm apple strudel with vanilla sauce and whipped cream. There must have been something in that whipped cream because after we finished we went BACK to the needlework shop. Yes, you read that right! We went back and I bought the cream and cocoa brown banner linen too. What was I doing???
I came home to relax and was not feeling well for two days after so I have made a pitiful start to my first project from this book. I hope to work on it over the weekend.
Sonja's sister made me these house socks. They are so much fun! They slip on over your socks to keep your feet warm. I just love them and have been wearing them since Sonja gave them to me this week. Irma ~ thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness! I really appreciate it and so do my feet.