Time for another update! Not the greatest picture since part of the completed design is covered up, but you get the general idea. :3
I have to say, the Lowery continues to impress with the ease of use and added stitching speed. I'm very pleased with it and wish I'd tried it out sooner! I've tried other cheap wooden stands that you can get at various craft stores and hated those, so I wasn't too keen on spending money on another stand, but this is exactly what I wanted all along. Should last a lifetime, too! :)
Mindful stitching thoughts ahead! :)
A common strategy for avoiding temptation (and thus, shopping) is to unsubscribe from newsletters and avoid looking at online shops. There's even browser extensions you can install to block yourself from viewing offending websites! I like these strategies, but I also disagree with them a bit. For me personally, these strategies are great in the short term, but in the long term, I want to develop that resistance muscle so I can safely browse without giving in to temptation.
So even though I just started my no-buy, I still look at online shops! (I don't subscribe to newsletters, though, simply because I don't like receiving ANY unnecessary emails.) I'm training myself to look a bit, maybe make use of the wishlist function, and then leave. I haven't been tempted yet, but if I am, I'll go look at my existing stash of goodies to squash that feeling.
And on an unrelated note, I'm enjoying stitching on only one project at a time. The amount of progress is amazing and it feels great to see visible progress after every stitching session. I tend to bounce between projects whenever I feel like it, but I dunno, seeing massive progess like this is pretty awesome and I might just stick with it for my next few projects...