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, November 24, 2013

Trudging along . . .

I did not mean to neglect the blog for a week, but it's one of the busier times at work for me. After spending the whole day staring at a computer screen, the last thing I've been able to do is stare at one again when I'm (finally, at long last) home.

In fact there have been a couple of days when I've arrived home, done the dinner thing, plopped down in the wing chair, and stared into space--or at the TV, which may be the same thing--until bedtime. It's been a little disconcerting.

That doesn't mean I haven't stitched at all. I've done a little . . .very little . . .especially considering that I'm currently working on little Christmas ornaments.  This is what I managed to do since the last posting.

There are two more in the series, but I had to stop stitching yesterday. Tugging the heavy metallic thread through the canvas was making my fingers sore--I am such a fragile flower!

I'm beginning to feel that linen is calling me. After all, I've now spent a couple of months playing with canvas. Morning Has Broken has come back downstairs, and I dug around in the stash until I unearthed Ann Lawle from Scarlet Letter. I think I'm going to stitch on samplers through the long Thanksgiving week-end.

After braving the grocery store this morning to get our Thanksgiving Day provisions, I'm not going out in a crowd on Black Friday, for sure!


  1. This is a wonderful series of ornaments--who designed them? I can't wait to see how you finish them.

    1. It's a series called "The Sounds of Christmas" which Tony Minieri designed for The Edwardian Needle in 2001. Each design is loosely based on a Christmas carol. And, luckily, the finishing materials are included with each kit, so I have no decisions to make about that part.

  2. I spend way too much time staring into space after work instead of stitching so I completely understand. The ornaments are looking lovely. I can't wait to see your new sampler stitching.
    I will not be going out on Black Friday and anyone that shops on Thanksgiving Day is pond scum.
    Have a great week!

  3. I love all of your ornaments! Can't wait to see them finish-finished! Happy Thanksgiving, and happy stitching, too!

  4. Love all of the ornaments!
    Thanks for sharing.