It's been a while since I answered one of the Stitching Bloggers Questions. This week's is
Are you starting something new to celebrate the New Year or participating in â€œGuilt Free January?â€ If so, what are you planning on starting?
I had to go look up "Guilt Free January." Apparently, it refers to some practice of declaring that no matter how many WIPs1 you have, you can start new projects in January without feeling guilty about it. It's probably an RCTN2 reference, but it's been a while since I kept up with the newsgroup.
I just don't know. I haven't made much progress at all on my current WIPs3 in so long that it seems truly ridiculous to start anything new. On the other hand, there have been times when starting something new that I'm excited about has renewed my enthusiasm for stitching in general. I do have several new pieces, although I've been fairly good about not buying too many new patterns in the last year or two. Liz Turner Diehl's Chocolate Wish Sampler is terribly cute, and it has been sitting here looking at me for months, just waiting for me to break down and buy the fabric and fibers to start it.
I really need to get a magnifier for my Ott Lite before I start anything new, though, because otherwise I'll probably just get more frustrated.
And yes, the heat is back on! The maintenance guy came in and fixed the furnace today, for real. Yay!
Oh—if anyone has tried to call or text message me lately, I'm not ignoring you. My (nearly new!) cell phone fell into my coffee mug somehow over the holiday. I'm still not sure how I managed that little act of grace, but the fresh hot mug of Suisse Mocha killed the phone very efficiently. Thank heavens for cell phone insurance! The insurer had a backorder on the only decent model they're offering at the moment, though, so I've been phone-less for a bit. I should have the new phone Monday or Tuesday.