Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Name is Libby and I am an Addict


First off, sorry for this dark picture, we have been having severe storms. This is the huge amount of embroidery stuff that I have somehow come to own! I just can not control myself when it comes to embroidery "stuff." I have had a couple of the books for awhile but I have bought most of it this year!! I have hoops, needles, floss holders, patterns, kits, books and FLOSS!!!! Who how I love embroidery floss!! You should see me snatching up the skeins!! I am going to blame this on Big B. I found her sweet embroidery patterns, followed the directions on her blog, learned how to make a lazy daisy stitch (and more) made Kelsey a set of pillowcases and I was hooked!! I love it so much but I have to slow down. How many pillowcases can I use?
I spend waaay to much time doing embroidery. I tell myself that it's practice so it's ok. The one place were I refuse to do embroidery is at Cade's Karate class. I sit there the whole hour thinking "I could be doing embroidery" but I will not!! Don't think that it is because I am paying so much attention to the class. When the class is sparring, I am so nervous I can't even watch. So, why don't I take some handwork to class?? Cade has a really super intense female instructor. Ms. Lisa. All the students love her. All the parents are scared of her. We are talking super fit, clean eating and highly motivating!!! Everytime she does a class on nutrition, I am so scared that she will smell the M&M's on my breath!! Anyway, I feel bad enough sitting on my butt during class, encouraging Cade to hurry with his 80 sit-ups and push-ups, If I sit and sew I am afraid Ms. Lisa will look at me with scorn in her eyes, she will know exactly why my butt is so big!!
Have a great day!!! I am off to Karate classs!

5 comments:

Darlene said...

HAHAHAHA you are TOO funny!!! If you really NEED to embroidery pillow cases you could always open your own store and sell them on Etsy!!! You know Christmas will be here before we know it!♥

debbie said...

GOOD AFTERNOON LIBBY,
YOU ARE SO VERY FUNNY. I,M AN ADDICT TO ALL ART SUPPLIES WHETHER I KNOW HOW TO DO IT OR NOT AND I HAVE PLASTIC SHOE BOXES FULL OF FLOSS SKEINS. I LIKE TO RUN MY HANDS THROUGH THEM AND LOOK AT ALL THE COLORS. I NEVER COULD EMBROIDERY BUT I WAS A CROSS STITCHER...ADIA CLOTH BY THE YARD...MAINLY WHITE AND CREAM AND KITS. TOGETHER WE COULD OPEN A STORE....I WOULD GO AHEAD AND EMBROIDERY AT KARATE CLASS OR GET A COOKBOOK ON HEALTHY RECIPES AND SOON YOU'LL BE THE TEACHER'S PET.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Bobbi said...

thank you sooo much for the link to those embroidery patterns. im a new stitching addict...and have been trying to find some cute ones. can you have too many needles/thread? i think NOT. :)

Annie said...

Libby...this post is too funny!...I too am an addict!...I feel sooo not alone now, knowing that there are others who run their fingers through the embroidery thread and acquire tons of embroidery "stuff"....i would definitely take my sewing to karate class and if she gives you the eye, tell her you're making something nice for her :) I love Big B's patterns and have bought 5 or 6 so far!....The kitten pillowcases...Did you iron them on or did you buy it that way?...Blessings...Annie

giddy99 said...

You really can't have too many embroidered pillowcases... Oh wait, after five years, yeah, I guess you can.

And embroider at Karate! Why care what some kid's Karate instructor thinks?!?