Monday, February 27, 2012

A Project Down the Road

I have boxes and file folders and envelopes of craft ideas. "This would be so cool," I say and tear something out of a magazine and add it to yet another pile. Here's something I've always wanted to try.

This is a counted cross-stitch insert with a mug. You cross-stitch the insert and then snap it into the mug. The whole thing is water proof and dishwasher safe, or so the directions say. It's also in my "to do" box.

A friend of mine is a New York Giants fan. I've known him since before the Giants won Super Bowl 42, in 2008. I have a flyer that has all the NFL logos on it. I'm going to try my hand at cross-stitching the Giants logo along with the two recent Superbowl logos onto this insert. This will be his either Christmas present or, if I don't get it done in time, birthday present.

Seeing the mug on the "to do" pile makes me want to jump in right away. I still have not finished the Merry Christmas banner and I've told myself I can't pick up a new project, even one to finish, until that is done. I cleaned off the living room table so I can move the sewing machine back. I have no excuses other than my inertia.

Ah yes, inertia. There is no 'cure' for it other than to simply wag my finger at myself and do it. The swans sampler is framed. I need to wash the cat sampler now so I can drop that off when I pick up the swans. I need more Woolite for that. Inertia. That means a trip to the store after work. Inertia. Some days, it really does get the best of me.

Beverage:  Lady Grey tea


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