Sunday, March 29, 2009

If Only I Got Paid To Hoard

My sister got involved while I was snapping shots of my orts jar. And, no, she's not giving me the finger. She was making a sideways peace sign. (See next post down if you want to know why I was taking pictures of a jar full of pieces of leftover embroidery floss.)

Say, what does that Monetize tab up above, in between Layout and View Blog, do? Let's click it and find out...nah, nothing exciting. It just shows you how to set up AdSense so you can add Google ads to your blog. Dang. I was hoping it was a way to make my blog look like a painting by Monet. For what's it worth, I have never clicked an ad on a blog before, and most likely, never will. (Links to Etsy shops do not count.)

Ok, moving on...guess what I did last night? Besides catching up with several episodes of "Burn Notice" on the DVR, I also hoarded more patterns. I promise this will be the very last time I mention my addiction -- I'm sure everyone else is getting as sick of it hearing about it as I am. I will do something crafty or fun or even illegal over the next few days so that when I am ready to blog again, I will have something else to talk about.

My latest hoards:

Prairie Schooler's little house with rain falling on it cross stitch freebie

Easter Egg Trio Tea Towel embroidery freebie from Bird Brain Designs

Redwork hedgehog embroidery pattern from a Flickr member

Pretty Posie Pushpins from Polka Dot Pineapple

Elephant pull toy embroidery pattern from So September

Embroidered Pint-Sized Pocket Pillows from Goody-Goody

Elephant quilt block from Miri

Pretty much everything from Wee Folk Art (join their Crafting Club so you can see all of their freebies)

Hopefully, I will be back later in the week to tell you about something I made from one of these patterns. Have a great Monday!


Loralynn said...

Gee, thanks Patty, just what I need! More patterns! I think we should start our own chapter of hoarder's anonymous!!!

Busym1 said...

And I don't have ink......have to make a trip to the library....Thanks for the finds! Michelle

Kimara@weefolkart said...

Thanks for the lovely compliment about our site and I'm glad you found us. I'd like to say I'm sorry I'm contributing to your obsession, but as a fellow hoarder and “obsessor” (Hmm… is that even a word?), I enjoy the company. You have a fun blog that brings a smile to my face as I read. Thanks!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Oh, I can't wait to hear what illegal thing you do! lol!

I'm definitely checking out the elephant quilt block....

PS: If you find a way to get paid for hoarding, let me know.....!

Muddlepud said...

I can relate. I just started to print my massive collection of crafty tutorials that have been bookmarked, because I'm afraid if I don't print them the urls might go bad before I get to them. (Hey, it's actually happened at least twice already!) And then I saw just how many links I have marked, and oh my, it's going to take several reams of paper! I'm not usually much of a hoarder, but I'm totally guilty in this department! :)

Anne said...

I don't know how you find all this stuff, but thank you.

Julia said...

Hi, just wanted to stop in an say hello. YOu must have the patience of a saint to do those patterns. I am just too dang hyper... :)