There is a popular concept these days called Sleep debt. "Sleep debt is the cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep. A large sleep debt, for example, would suggest that a person is mentally or physically fatigued due to insufficient sleep" Wikipedia.
As I was lying awake last night tossing and turning I realised that perhaps I'm suffering from Stitch Debt.
Earlier this year I lost my stitching mojo and for about 9 months the only stitching I did was on a RR. Thanks to Colly (my bestest stitching friend) my stitching mojo came back and has been slowly gaining momentum.
Yesterday I decided to dust off a large WIP. Alpine Garden was regulated to the craft cupboard at the start of the year - now it's in the frame on the stand and yesterday I spend 5 hours happily stitching (this is how it came out of the cupboard).
So why stitch debt?
I am completely obsessed by this piece - it was the last thing I thought of before I went to bed and it was the first thing I thought of this morning. When I slept it featured in my dreams. I am irritated because I have to go out this evening and wont be able to stitch on it. In fact I'm horrified to realised that it will be Saturday afternoon before I can next sit down and pick up the needle.
"A large sleep debt, for example, would suggest that a person is mentally or physically fatigued due to insufficient sleep."
Well I believe that my large stitch debt, caused by not doing any significant stitching for 9 months has resulted in my becoming obsessed with this piece.
However, unlike sleep debt which can cause health problems the only difficulties I can see with stitch debt is that the house will remain untidy, the cloths unwashed, the cupboards bare and tummies empty.