Oct 14, 2011


"Thine is the Trick and the Treat"
Prairie Moon
32 ct. "Camofudge" linen with Crescent Colours Blackbird

Life is just one big fat metaphor, isn't it? This morning I read that we normally have at least 18 days of fog here in Hoosierville during the month of October, and I said to myself "October? Why are they talking about October already?" And then I looked outside and realized that I seem to be trapped in a dense fog of my very own.


Thank you for your well wishes for my tiny little brain. Aunt Chrissy has been suffering with similar complaints for much longer, yet you never hear a peep outta' her. Hmmmm. Perhaps there is a finite amount of kvetching that is distributed to each family, and I am responsible for the Rich Sister quota? If so, methinks we're in good shape for a while. (I'm pretty sure these bloody headaches are sinus and/or barometric pressure related, so if I disappear you'll know that a weather front has moved into Indiana. Or, I have a stuffy nose.)

So here we are, knee deep into the autumnal season, and I am still stitching the same piece that I started way back when. No complaints, mind you, but what happened to that spinster who used to have 20 or 30 projects stuffed into the basket? Where did all of my obsessive compulsive stitchy tendencies go? Why am I perfectly content to work on the same project for weeks and weeks at a time without all of the "chicken running around without a head" drama that is my norm?

What happened, I ask you?! What happened?

I'm guessing that the reason why I'm not flitting from thing to thing is that I have finally matured and am now a full-fledged adult stitcher who doesn't need the constant stimuli of eighty billion new things scattered around her in haphazard fashion. I've finally come into my own and am now perfectly happy to enjoy the process of selecting, stitching, and then finishing a project before moving on to the next one. I have grown. I have learned. I have reached a higher level of stitching consciousness.

Yeah, that's it.

The truth of the matter is that I'm too freakin' lazy to get off of my very big fat heiney to go up the stairs to the studio to get "The Basket". I haven't had a day of futzing or pawing or organizing or fretting in weeks! What's up with that? Could it be that my inherent lack of motion has FINALLY paid off and I can now justify never getting out of the Happy Chair again? Holey Schmoley! Finally! The excuse that I've been looking for!

So that's the new theme here in Chez CrazyAss Spinster with an Equally CrazyAss Little Dog. I'm spending 23 1/2 hours a day in an inert fashion NOT because I have the metabolism of a sea barnacle....I'm exercising discipline and stick-to-it-tive-ness with respects to my hobby.

Oh, I feel so much better now.

We're heading into the weekend armed with plans to go to the Snite Museum of Art over at ND to view an Andy Warhol exhibit. Aunt Chrissy has always loved all things Warhol, and since she asked me if we could do this, we're going to make a sissy day of it. If all goes well, we'll see the exhibit and then follow it up with a lovely dinner someplace.

With any luck, I'll be back in the Happy Chair by 8 o'clock.

Have a lovely weekend, my perfectly wonderful stitchy friends! Do something that I wouldn't do and then tell me all about it! Woo Hoo!


  1. It's looking great, Coni! Almost done, so you will have to go into the Studio sooner or later! I love the matching scissors and needle minder, but most of all I love that all your October orts are black!

    Sounds like you are all set for a wonderful weeked.


  2. Coni: Your piece is lovely that pattern is so beautiful, now onto the normalcy of life if we all get back to being normal how on earth can we cope its just more fun being a little confused and having lots of stitching things going on, now Master Stewey, are you o.k. we need to hear from you just let us know you are o.k. with this fall thing, I do hope you have a sweater to put on when it is chilly out, sometimes the weather can play games with our sanity I am going through that as I write, FOG IN THE BRAIN that is what I have now.

  3. Have a great weekend in Domerville.
    I drove through lots of rain and fog yesterday in PA, so I think the front is about to come thru IN and you will have much nicer barometric pressure. (I'm not a weatherman, and I don't play one on TV)
    Love the piece!

  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs a day of futzing and pawing and organizing once in a while! I just had one of those days. I actually made a list of projects "waiting in the wings." I have 72. Must. Stitch. Faster.

    Oh, and I always have trouble with my sinuses/nose at this time of year--I'm pretty sure my allergy to mold is the issue, what with the dampness and the leaves starting to fall and decompose. I'm in SW Ohio, so I'm sure our climate is the same.

  5. Ditto on the mold and sinuses (don't ya just hate it when people use 'ditto'!) Hope everyone has a great fall weekend doing on those fall things....

  6. have a great time out of the chair ... love your witch piece and brain fog is normal here heheheh :) love mouse xxxx

  7. Okay, who are you and what have you done with our beloved scatter-brained spinster??? We want her back and are willing to pay in stitchity stuff to get her back! I'm talking dig deep into my best stash to pay the ransom! Come out, come out, wherever you are! LOL

    Have a beautiful memory-filled week-end! :)

  8. Did you know cross-stitching burns approx 86 calories per hour?
    Perfect exercise!
    Of course, just sitting on your butt burns 83 calories but every little helps.

  9. Headaches are catching, even all the way over here in Arizona. Even as I type, my head hurts and my nose is stuffy. Your project is looking great and this weekend, I will be in an "inert fashion" stitching ornaments. Have a super weekend!

  10. Don't worry, it's just a phase. You'll be back to flitting in no time. :)

  11. Coni: Blame the weather for your lack of stitchy compulsion. I am sure such a dedicated stitcher such as yourself will soon be back to digging and sorting through your stash, as the next big holiday season is looming just around the corner.
    What are you planning to stitch for Christmas???
    Just thought I would ask!
    Oh, and I love your Prairie Moon design so far, looking forward to the framing.
    Miss Molly sends kisses to Stewey.

  12. Your WIP is just zipping along and looks fabulously spooky. You need to go in the Studio and take some photos of the Stitchy Basket to show all of us! Your Stitchy Basket always gets me inspired to start something new. Have a great weekend.

  13. I always thought I had allergies, and then this year i was diagnosed with vasomotor rhinitis. In everyday language, that means I'm a human barometer. Its not your imagination, those horrible headaches, drainage, congestion, and all the other nasty stuff can be blamed on the weather changes and air quality. So, make your tush comfortable in that sewing chair and take comfort another person is suffering with you in a different part of the country.

    On a more positive note, very nice progress on Prairie Moon design. And I say phooey to sticking with one project (only because I can't seem to)!

  14. ROTFL!! I rode rollercoasters for you yesterday. Just. For. You.

    Well, maybe not "just" for you. ;)

  15. Just found your blog for the first time and I love your projects, espeically the Halloween ones.