The girls and I were thrifting and shopping last week. We happened along a garage sale that had a stack of embroidery transfers. I love embroidery. I always have.
To this day, I still remember my mom teaching me. I was about five and the first thing I stitched was a pillow case. My stitches were awful. I still have the case and when I look at it I can’t figure out if I should admire it as the work of a five year old or laugh at the poor work. Looking at it I am always so amazed at the cross stitch samplers that were done by girls who were eight years old….Regardless, my instilled a love of embroidery in me.
Kayla ended up buying the stack of embroidery transfers…if she hadn’t I likely would have..or Kelli would have. All of us enjoy embroidery.
As we drove away from the sale we started talking. I lamented about my regret for never having stitched a set of “days of the week towels”. The girls both lamented that they would like to stitch a set too. Right about then we started talking….Maybe we should remedy this. Maybe we should all stitch a set.
Then Kelli said-“Hey Mom-how about you announce on the blog that we are going to stitch a set? I was thinking if we do one each month for the rest of the year we’d have a set stitched.” Hmmmm. That’s an idea. It’s one I might be able to do.
I didn’t even remember what I had and didn’t have…I didn’t know if I had towels. Hmmm…I hate committing to something on the blog because you readers usually keep me honest and working on a project. You keep me accountable. Knowing that, it’s a big commitment. I don’t want to fail.
Well I was inspireed enough to dig out my embroidery basket…which happens to be a picnic basket.
Well it looks like I was working on a towel….that’s good news. Part of June is already passed- so should I commit- I’d have a start on a dish towel.
But..is that the set I really want to make. Yes….But there are so many details on the transfer. Maybe I should pick an easier set of transfers…Maybe..but the other one is started and I like it. Maybe I should stitch on that doesn’t have the days of week on it. Then I won’t have the “wrong towel out on the wrong day”. Oh I don’t know.
To commit or not to commit…that’s the question? Should I or shouldn’t I? I am fifty years old. Time is ticking away…if I ever want to stitch a set in my life, I better start. RIGHT??
My heart says YES…my brain says-When are you ever going to find time for that?
I am reservedly saying yes…. Oh what the heck..Yes. I’ll give it a try…and then in through the door comes Kelli. She has another stack of embroidery patterns to look through and a different style of towel.
About five years ago I drew out a set of towels….we bought the towels to stitch them and never did. Hmmm…now what should do?
Kelli already had one of these traced onto the towel. This design seems a little easier. As I’m writing..I still haven’t made a decision. All I know is that I’m going to try to work on one of them.
Is anyone interested in joining us? I sure hope you’re better at making a decision that I am. Sometimes I thinks it’s lack of skills in decision making that prevents me from doing some things.
Stay tuned to see which one I pick…or if I actually do it. I sure want to!