I obsess over things. One stupid thing I do is I never look at the clock when I wake up at night. I don't want to know how long I have until I have to get up. If I did, I would obsess over it. So I just squint my eyes and go to the bathroom and try not to bump into anything.
I also obsess over purchases. And not just major purchases. I tend to worry that I shouldn't have bought something because I'll never use it regardless of price. I was doing this last week over this:
That would be 12 dinner plates, 4 finger tip bowls, 8 cups and saucers and 4 dessert plates. They are all the Mikasa "Atlanta" pattern except for the dessert plates. They are Mikasa "Sweet Briar" and go with the others surprisingly well. I like Mikasa china. I usually just buy it when I see it which fortunately for my pocket book isn't often. I love these two tea cups I found:
There is just something sweet about their patterns.
I also have a full service for twelve set of Mikasa china in the "Adrienne" pattern. It was my grandmother's. Her mother bought it for her when she, my great-grandmother Mary, worked as a seamstress at The May Company. So I don't NEED another set of china. And I've been feeling bad about buying it. Oh the cost you ask? $30. Well Sunday I was cleaning up and the china was stacked there waiting to be washed and I promised myself that I would use it! And I will! So I got out a plate stand and stacked it on there and put it right on the counter for easy access. :) So you see? I obsess.
I also obsess over swaps. GULP. Yeah. I'm doing a personal swap with LeeAnn that we organized back in July. At that time I said we should do a blue and tan color swap. Well I managed to forget that when I started putting together the swap! But LeeAnn is cool and said she didn't mind that I went with a white, blue, pink, yellow, red, orange and green swap. ;) Oh and her swap to me arrived TODAY. I haven't opened it yet. I'm trying to resist the urge at least until tonight. I know it will be wonderful, she is so talented and she sews and everything. I don't sew very well regardless of the proffessional seamstress great-grandmother and the grandmother who made all her clothes. I hope she'll like the few things I did make. :) Where is my swap to her? On my craft desk. Half done. Yeah, I thought we had an October 1st send out date. But again, LeeAnn is fabulous and said I could send it next week. Which I promise to make worth her while as I'm taking a pretty fabulous trip this weekend where I hope to snag her a treasure! More about that tomorrow. So swap angst. I have it bad.
What else do I obsess over? Making a lot of the same thing when I realize it's easy, fast and satisfying. Um, remember the crocheted cupcakes and ducks? Yeah. Out of control. So what did I make AGAIN recently? Another heart.
The ribbon isn't wide enough but I still like it. I honestly had big plans to give these as gifts but I'm hoarding them all to myself. I have three now.
And obviously three is just not enough. ;)
Tomorrow I'll tell you about that upcoming trip and probably obsess a bit more over my swap with LeeAnn. But that's just what I do and I'm okay with that. Sort of. :)