Lately I keep thinking about the new Mirabilia mermaid pattern, "Mermaids of the Deep Blue." I don't typically buy Nora's mermaids - or ANY mermaids, for that matter - but for some reason I bought this one almost as soon as it was released. And I think I finally figured out why.
You see, my little sister and I were both on our high school swim team. I'm almost 5 years older than her, so we weren't really that close growing up (after all, what does a 17 year-old have in common with a 12 year-old?). In fact, she was mostly just annoying! But now that we're both teetering on the edge of adulthood - I'll be *gulp* 30 this spring, she'll be 26 in the fall - I really treasure my only sibling. And those 2 mermaids make me think of us. Sweet, eh? But seriously, I really, REALLY want to start this ASAP....my stash budget just won't allow it right now, though. I priced the beads, treasures, and braids over at Stitching Bits & Bobs, and with their current sale prices, it would cost me a little less than $25. Not too bad. But then I think about all the other projects I have started....and the guilt sets in.....and I put the clicky finger away. *sigh*
Sorry, didn't mean to spend an entire post whining. To end on a more upbeat note, I worked on the birth announcement more last night, and with her face completed and paws outlined, the bear no longer has a modesty issue.... hehehehe I'll try to get a picture for tomorrow!