In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This week

My schedule for the past week has been as follows:

  • Come home from work
  • Do the stuff you have to do when you come home from work
  • Dinner
  • Do the stuff you have to do after dinner
  • Shower
  • Settle down with magnification and Ann Scutt
  • Stitch for about 45 or so minutes
  • Realize something is wrong
  • Spend anywhere from 5 to 35 minutes figuring out what I did wrong
  • Use technical terms for about 5 minutes (remember, "technical term" is the socially acceptable phrase for inappropriate language)
  • Rip things out for 15 or 20 minutes
  • Restitch and stitch further for about 45 minutes or so. 
  • With luck, get slightly farther on the chart than I was before I realized something was wrong
  • Go to bed so I can start the whole thing over the next day

If there has been a way to misread a chart or miscount stitches, I have found it. On occasion, I have found the same wrong way twice.  It has been quite frustrating.

A friend asked me why I didn't put Ann Scutt away for awhile and stitch on something else. It isn't like I don't have umpty-leven other projects available.

I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I am determined to get this band finished. I am also obstinate, stubborn, and some might say pig-headed. This will not defeat me.

At least, not yet.


  1. Hahaha! Oh dear! I see extreme similarities to me here! Hang in there, and PRAY!

  2. LOL!! I totally get it :) Dont give up-- the mistake doesnt go away :( It is such a great piece. Keep going!!

  3. Bless, you will conquer Ann, determination always wins in the end.

  4. You will perserve Ann. I hope you bring this piece finished to Christmas in Williamsburg as I'd love to see it in person.