My blog is primarily a stitching blog even though quite often I talk about other crafts & ramble on about other things. It did not start out as a stitching blog though. When I realized that is what it had become, I changed the name & became The Easily Influenced Stitcher ... but why that name?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Well, looking back I think I can pretty much pinpoint the day I realized I have this character trait. Marly of Samplers & Santas fame had been posting her Prairie Schooler Santa projects over the course of a few weeks. They called to me, but I turned a deaf ear to their cry. After all, I had never considered myself to be a "Santa person." However, Marly kept posting & those jolly old elves kept calling. Then it happened ... her post of December 7, 2011. A crack appeared in my armor. Then another post appeared on December 9, 2011. The crack in my armor became a bit wider. I sent her an email on December 10th in which I described my visit to the 123 Stitch website where I found PS Santa charts & leaflets & couldn't click "Add to my Cart" fast enough! I told her that my work was cut out for me ... stitching all those dang Santas before the next Christmas was upon us. That would've been Christmas 2012. As of this date, my nimble fingers have not stitched one Santa, but they are in my stash & I will stitch them one of these days : )
One of Marly's Many Tempting Santa Displays
The Results of Her Influence
(You can read about it here.)
The influencing has continued ... most recently in a post by Vickie at A Stitcher's Story. On April 19th, Vickie wrote a post titled Rabbit Stitcher where she shared a photo of her newest finish ... Rabbit Stitcher by Little Treasures Designs. As what usually happens when I see something I like in a blog post, I immediately stopped reading & rushed off to the 123 Stitch website to find that chart, but they didn't have it! I Googled it. No luck. I finally sent an email to Vickie begging her to loan me the chart. She very kindly did just that : )
Vickie's Rabbit Stitcher
My Rabbit Stitcher
(I still need to add the little silver needle)
Is my easily influenced nature limited to stitching? Heavens to Betsy no! On March 19th of this year, Trace from Granny Trace Scraps & Squares posted a photo of a little book she had won ... The New England Butt'ry Shelf Almanac. "A very sweet read," she said.
Trace also posted some really neat blue reproduction Ball canning jars on March 28th.
On April 30th, Chris from Tot Hill Farm Stitches did a post asking Have You Seen This Fabric? Well no, I hadn't seen it before that day, but now I can see it whenever I want!
What can I tell you? As Popeye always said, "I am what I am." In my case, that's easily influenced ... not always a bad thing : )
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