Hello my name is Jacqui, I am an addict

We watched a movie about (drug) addiction the other evening. As one of the characters went cold turkey Mr. Mee a Bee and I pondered whether I would start hallucinating or shaking if I went cold turkey - my addiction being chocolate. The next evening he brought home a little bar of chocolate just to prevent that scenario. He's a funny guy.

I think I would get major withdrawal symptoms if I had to go without sewing. I won't say I am addicted or even obsessed but I do love it a lot. This is some of what I unearthed from my stock room yesterday. Wow!


  1. I was a coffee addict.

    I went from up to five cups a day to one or two a week. It was hard but I did it. If I wasn`t planning on starting a family I would take it back up in a heartbeat.

    I have lived with an addict before (alcohol) and it is never fun. I think if you only vices are chocolate and sewing your doing pretty well.

    I have a bit of a chocolate addiction also- but I seem to have it under control now! hehe! Good luck if you decide to cut back.

  2. This is cute but funny post, you totally crack me up.. and Lulu.. oh goodness.. five cups a day...venti size?

  3. Sorry to hijack your thread jacqui...

    GirlJapan- Most of them were instant coffee so just mug size. Could not afford to buy that much coffee a day but had store coffee shop coffee maybe five times a week and yes large!

  4. You need my 12 Step Program..

    1. We admit we are powerless over crafting.

    2. We believe that a power (will power?) greater than ourselves will restore us to sanity. It can't.

    3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to craft. Any craft. Sometimes more than one. Or three.

    4. We made a searching and fearless inventory of our fabric stash.

    5. Admitted to our Mums, to ourselves, and to another crafty bloggers the exact nature of our crafty addictions.

    6. We are entirely ready to have fabric stores have a sale at a moments notice. And feel good about spending all our pocket money. (And then some.)

    7. Humbly asked our seam ripper to remove our wayward stitches.

    8. Made a list of all the projects we haven't finished, and became willing to make amends to them all. One day.

    9. Made direct amends to recruit other crafters wherever possible, except when to do so would ensure they would rather sew than sleep. But that hasn't stopped us.

    10. Continued to take a craft supplies inventory and when we were low promptly bought three times more.

    11. Sought through blogs and magazines to improve our creativity as we understood it, praying only for knowledge of Martha Stewart for us and her tutorials to try new things.

    12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we carry this message to other crafters, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

  5. i think that 5 cups of coffee a day is not excessive (hello lulu!!)

    i am obsessed with sewing, the hand kind... it's a good thing. and you having a proliferation of bags on hand is not a bad thing.

    it's refreshing to hear funny stuff about your hubcap... he brings you chocolate,..... that is sweet!!!! (PUN!!!)

  6. I think admitting you have a problem is the first step?


    Jan, is it refreshing because lots of people moan about their hubcaps? or refreshing because this blog is always about mE ME ME? or to hear funny stories?

    Hubcap brings me chocolate often actually, he sees Ghana he thinks of me :) he doesn't go for sweets himself.


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