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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I STARTED A CROSS STITCH...

I started a cross stitch the other day
I've started at least a hundred and one,
and only a handful of those are done.
My problem is simple and plain and easy to see;
I'm hooked on cross stitch, it's not as bad as could be.

 
I don't drink or gamble, I just sit and stitch.
This is my weakness, my passion, my itch.
Each project I buy is exciting and new,
I can't wait to get started, so that's what I do.
I stitch on the new piece, forgetting the old.
That makes one more piece that I'm putting on hold.
If I bought no more projects ever again,
I'd still never finish if I live to one hundred and ten.
So I'll keep right on buying forever more.
(I'm a preferred customer at my local stitch store.)
 

And when my time comes, in stitchers heaven I'll be
With enough unfinished projects to last through eternity.
I'll sit and I'll stitch all the day through.
And I may finish a project, perhaps even two!
~Author unknown

19 comments:

Faye said...

Love this~~~ Welcome back Jolene!!!
I've missed you...

Melody said...

What a great poem! I've not read this one before. Thanks for sharing it.

Jules said...

Great stitching! Also great to see you back here (I've been away quite a bit lately myself) ;)

KAREN said...

LOVE IT!

Jan said...

Oh Jolene! Love that project and your delightful poem....missed seeing you post!:)

Barb said...

Wonderful!

Pat Matejcek said...

Jolene I love the poem!! Your stitching is beautiful....

Keeper of the Crowes said...

The piece is gorgeous and the poem really does hit home.
Linda

Kathy A. said...

What a great poem. Love this. Nice to hear from you.

Deb said...

Love your piece Jolene. And your poem - I think that could have been written by a lot of us. When the new things come out we leave the old - hopefully we revisit them at some point.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I've seen this design, but cannot recall whose design it is. Please, refresh my memory. Are those the colors on the chart, or did you change them. It is just lovely. Hope you post again soon.
---Laura

Laura said...

Nevermind, it's an out of print BBD. I love your blog!

Loraine said...

Wow this is really great, and true! Hope you are having a great month.

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats!

Gabi said...

Such a lovely poem. And a wonderful finish.

Karoline said...

Great poem & a lovely finish

Carin said...

What a beautiful poem !!

BTW. I saw that red and white basket quilt in your previous post ... that is so beautiful, you lucky one !!!! If you find antoher one for such a price and you don't want it ... just let me know LOL

KAREN said...

Jolene what is the pattern with blackbird, alphabet and vase of flowers? It does not have a label. Thanks

KAREN said...

Jolene I was wondering what pattern you have pictured on the right-blackbird, vase with flowers and alphabet. Thank you