Saturday, 17 September 2011

A saucy little pot

Here it is, the penultimate teapot, only one more to go. And it has to be said that I rather like this one. I saved my two favourites till last (as is often the case with my stitching, I think I've had this rant before - start with the boring bits/the back ground and it helps to stop me from losing interest because I've still got the best bits/the central focus to look forward to!) so here's my second favourite tea stitched, and I've only got my favourite one left to do. My plan is that by this time next week it'll all be finished and I'll be able to call the friend who asked me to do this in the first place to tell her that's it's all finished and she can give it to the friend that she bought it for a few years back. And in turn I can start on the birth sampler that is beginning to stare accusingly at me whenever I go anywhere near it.
I have really enjoyed working on this kit, it's the first time I've done a Bothy Threads and it's been most enjoyable. I'll probably do a little review of the kit etc next week when I post my finished picture of it... I will finish it by next weekend, if I have to stay up until all hours to do so... and I've just realised that this is a rather foolish promise as I'm busy next weekend and pretty busy this week. But I want it to be finished so one way or another this will be achieved.
And in other news... why would Michele have another sale on the HAED site, it's good for neither my will power or my bank balance. I ended up with another 3, Raven's Treasure by Meredith Dillman, Rapunzel by Linda Ravenscroft (she looks so grumpy and yet I still love it for some reason) and QS Genevive by Hannah Disney... they're all charts that are on my bucket list at least. And I was thinking about it the other day, cross stitch (even taking into account the seriously addictive nature of stashing), is quite a cheap hobby really. Yes it can be a bit of a painful outlay when you first buy the kit or kit up your chosen chart, but think how long that then lasts you. If you worked it out at cost per hour I'd be surprised if it was even close to a £1 per hour, it's probably only a matter of pence per hours fun and enjoyment, in which case, pretty cheap hobby, especially when I consider that a couple of hours at the cinema is £10, an hour at Zumba is £4, an hours badminton £12 and a couple of hours at the theatre £15. And just think, once you've made the initial outlay your hobby is then free for the period of that kit/chart! See, suddenly that few pence per hour on your stitching, not so bad. Check it out, justified out stitching addicition (and even the stashing to a certain degree) in one simple paragraph

17 comments:

Mia said...

You're doing good progress on your tea pots :)
And the HAED... lol. Couldn't resist the sale, could you :) Happy stitching with them!!

sharine said...

Very cute little pot! And I couldn't agree more with views on cross stitch.

Gizzimomo said...

Really cute teapot and nice choices of charts from the sale.... I love Ravens Treasures, it's gorgeous!!

Pauline said...

Great how you justified your stitching addiction, i shall keep it on my mind!! I always says: i don't drink, i don't smoke and i don't pay contributions so i can buy what i want for stitching!

mdgtjulie said...

I love your rationalization!! It's awesome. I got one more at the sale this time too. Fire by Terri Rosario. I love your tea for today. It's too cute! Good luck for a weekend finish. Sounds like you need to hermit and stitch this weekend!!

Topcho said...

LOL! This teapot is just saying: Why ywas, I am made of cleavage XD Good luck with the new Haeds! I'm repeating myself the same things whenever I go kitting!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous teapot. What clevage! I love your justification for cross stitching and will keep it in mind when I buy more stash.

Anne said...

Oh no! Another HAED sale?!! That's not good news for any of us. Sigh I will have to see what to get now...Love your flirty teapot! It's so cute! I've never stitched a Bothy Threads pattern yet, but I love their stuff, and have admired this design myself. Can't wait to see this all finished up!!

Mrs Dibble said...

Well done...justification for cross stitch EXCELLENT!! Made my husband read it...thank you!

Lonneke said...

Hahaha! Love your justification! And I totally agree.
The tea pot is very cute. I am looking forward to your favorite one.

stitchstitchknit said...

What a lovely pot!! I can't wait to see the entire design finished =)
I have "Dictionary of Robins" in my stash and I'm doind my best not to start it =)

I looked up the charts you bought and they are all so wonderful =) I especially love Rapunzle.

When I kitted up my first chart I nearly went mad about the costs! But you are right, when you made a little stash it gets cheaper because you don't need to buy so many new threads.
And in my case, it all improved when I started to order from the US. Thread in Germany costs about 3 or 4 times as much as there. And of cause, the long hours of joy you get make it all up =)

Ewa said...

I love that little pot! Too cute! Can't wait to see the last one.

Lissanne said...

This is the cutest little tea pot ever! That cleavage on it is hilarious, love this!

Tama said...

That little pot is very flirty, indeed. I love the colors!
I resisted this HAED sale, but only 'cause I didn't go to the site so I didn't know there was one :D

Meari said...

Cute tea pot!

Joysze said...

Love this..... I LOL'ed at the cleavage. :D

Rhona said...

Great stitching! Love your idea of starting with the boring bits, leaving the fun bits to the end, that would certainly keep you motivated - think i will try that!