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, October 25, 2015

Distractions

Not much stitching has been going on around here for the last few days.

I almost have the workbox case for Merry Cox's Schoolgirl WorkBox stitched.


But that's not much for the last few days, mainly because I have been totally and completely distracted by this:


I have been carrying this around like a security blanket and reading it like a bestselling novel since it arrived. There is more than a wealth of information in its pages. With this, Tricia Nguyen's Cabinet of Curiosities online classes, and Amy Mitten's instructions for her Casket Toys, I think I can stitch anything and have it look like its 17th century predecessors.

Of course, I have to pick up a needle to do that, and there has been another distraction.

Dearly Beloved and I are getting serious about downsizing, and we have been working on doing just that. Quite frankly, I can't tell a lot of difference yet, but then again, we have been living here for about 25 years and we have a hard time letting go of things. We're not hoarders (other than books, needlework projects, and woodworking tools) but it would be nice to simplify.

And the good thing is that I found the telescoping magnet wand I've been searching for so that the next time I drop an entire box of pins or an elusive needle,  they will be easier to retrieve. Dearly Beloved is very tired of locating them with his feet.

4 comments:

  1. Oh your poor dearly beloved, soo glad you have that magnetic wand :0) I love your new stumpwork book this is an area that I too am interested in I did a basic class last year and loved it. Would love to learn more one day. Will look forward to seeing your progress!

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    1. Alison Cole--alisoncoleembroidery.com.au--you can order it directly from her.

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  3. For so long my DH found needles hidden in chair arms and he was not happy with me at all, lol!

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