Bronwyn Green

The Corner of Quirky & Kinky


So, this week’s blog post prompt was a kind of fill in the blank thing. Then, I thought about going with writer or knitter or sewer, or cross stitcher…but I was having trouble narrowing it down. So, I finally decided on…

You might be pathologically creative, if…

…if you call various family members to the bathroom door while you’re in the shower to take notes on your latest story ideas.

…if you regularly buy fabric or yarn that you have no clue what you’ll use it for, just that you’ll eventually use it. (Sometimes, the emphasis falls heavily on the “eventually”.)

…if you can identify DMC floss colors by number just by seeing the color or by color just by seeing the number.

…if you routinely save random bits and pieces of things because you know you’ll eventually be able to use them in an art project of some kind.

…if you have an overabundance of tote bags because each knitting/cross stitch project needs its own bag.

…if you have more knitting, sewing and cross stitch patterns than you can conceivably use in this lifetime even if you crafted 24 hours a day for the rest of your life. And never slept again. And lived to be 703.

…if you keep acquiring more patterns despite the previous realization.

…if you have a large bucket full of dried out clay because you know that if you can just find someone with a kiln who’s willing to rent it to you, you can reconstitute that dried out clay and make stuff.

…if you don’t know what kind of clay projects you want to make, but you also know that lack of knowledge won’t stop you if you can get your hands on that kiln.

…if you can accurately calculate the yardage needed (down to the quarter yard) for nearly any garment by eyeballing said garment, but basic math terrifies you.

…if you regularly make up cross stitch patterns because what you’re looking for does not exist.

…if you wake up in the middle of the night with a story idea and you can’t sleep until you write it down. (Bonus points if you can actually read the handwriting in the morning.)

…if your crafting boards on Pinterest are utterly out of control.

…if you keep adding to said crafting boards.

…if you have have more characters and stories than you know what to do with, and more keep showing up in your head.

…if you bring your knitting everywhere you go and knit at doctor’s appointments, meetings, lunches with friends, stoplights…

…if you’re still finding glitter from that time you made your niece a child size Swan Princess Barbie costume eleven years ago.

Sooooooooooo…I feel like I could pretty much keep this list going forever, but I’m going to stop it here, because I’ve got a chapter due tonight if I’m going to keep on schedule.

Most of the other bloggers won’t be joining me this week since everyone seems to be in deadline and day job hell. But, check out KellieGwen, and Kris‘ posts.



0 thoughts on “You might be a (fill in the blank), if…

  1. Reblogged this on Smile Circulation and commented:
    Creativity reigns supreme

  2. Are you me? Is this my life? Because I was nodding the whole time. Have knitting, will travel!

  3. Bronwyn says:

    This delights me! 😀 Do you ever feel like being a compulsive crafter is kind of like being an organized (sort of) hoarder? BTW, I found a shirt you might like:

  4. Kris Norris says:

    I was thinking of going with obsession fitness freak… but then I would have had to acknowledge all that I do… and that’s just wrong. I love this and yes… yes you are. And you’ll totally live until you’re 703, right? You’ve got this.

    1. Bronwyn says:

      I’m glad I’ll live that long, because I keep looking at yarn on Etsy and coveting it. 😀

  5. Gwen Cease says:

    LOL!! I was nodding as I was reading, cause yeah I can totally relate. I have so many knitting patterns, but I don’t need to tell you that. And I have a huge bag of yarn in my closet that I’m so going to do something with . . . and someday is a time and so is eventually. It’ll happen because we will live to 703 or more.

  6. Bronwyn says:

    We *have* to live that long in order to use all the craft supplies!

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