Would you consider yourself ‘addicted to stitching’? Why or why not?
I probably would have considered myself addicted to stitching in the mid-90s, when I started all those projects that I am finishing now. I remember coming to my parents' house after a class at Celebration of Needlework armed with new stash from the marketplace. As I was showing it to my father, he asked, "When are you going to get that done?" He was joking, of course, having a wife who was a seriously addicted quilter. I spent my vacations on stitching retreats; I bought a ton of stuff; I started a bazillion projects. But then, I decided that I had to finish a more pressing project and put stitching aside for a few years. And now that the other project is done, I'm back to spending my free time crafting, mostly stitching. Like many others, I find it soothing. And I find that if I don't get to stitch for a few days or weeks, the soothing feeling is something I need. But I know I'm not addicted to stitching because I drove one hour out to the other not-so-local needlework shop (I don't think I've written about that one here yet) where they were having a sale of up to 50% off--I don't know how I get to be so lucky to have two stitching shops having 50% off sales--and I couldn't find anything to buy.