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.

Monday, June 26, 2017


OK, it may not look like much to be proclaiming a triumph over--but this little bit of this project gave me fits yesterday.

I kept getting off track--couldn't count to two because I kept counting to three--ripped out more than I left in--accidentally cut threads that should not have been cut--yesterday I could not do a single thing right.

And it's ironic because I have stitched virtually this same pattern on samplers and other projects before. In double running. Without trauma.

Consequently, I finally put it in time-out and sat and fumed until bedtime.

Today as I was driving home from work, I decided, no matter what, I was going to get this done and move on.  And I did.

Now I'm going to work on leaves and flowers and pretty things.

And hope I can continue to count correctly.


  1. Yikes, hate when that happens, but you did the best thing...put it down and came back later with renewed determination! :)

  2. I'm sorry for all the trouble this part gave you. In the end it turned out lovely. I've been driven mad over a small backstitched piece on s Shepherd's Bush design. It was a small little area and for some reason I couldn't follow the darned chart.

  3. Sounds like either Frances was begging you to work on her, or else the diagonal stitch gremlin was after you (boo, hiss to diagonal stitch gremlin - he gave me fits a couple of bands ago on Jane Turner). But your lovely twisted chain is done and now you get to stitch a whole bunch of nifty flowers. And some acorns! :)