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, July 9, 2018

Big Honkin' Band the First

The first big honkin' band is done.

It was not without travail. I had to resort to a sharp needle to do the satin stitch for decent coverage. There is no DNA left on the sampler, but I did leave some on other surfaces during this process.

Alas, there will be no stitching tonight--or anything else that involves close attention to visual detail.  My annual eye appointment was today. My pupils are still dilated and the world is slightly fuzzy. About all I can do is blankly stare at the TV across the room (and I'm not so sure I'm typing anything that makes sense).

Is it a sign of true obsession that while I sat in the chair waiting for my eyes to dilate I tried to figure out the best way to handle the reversible cross on the small dividing band that comes next?  And is it a little sad that I'm a little sad that I can't see if what I figured out will really work?  And should I be concerned that I might forget what I figured out by the time I can see again, due to my rapidly advancing age?

I had to hand over my Medicare card and I'm still feeling the sting of having one.


  1. Your Big Honkin' Band is lovely!!! I'm with you on the Medicare thing..we can't be that old....can we???

  2. Ditto what Stasi said about your Big Honkin' Band! Hmmm, maybe write down your thoughts about the next band. Thinking of you!

  3. Big Honkin' Band numero uno looks incredible! So very much satin stitch - not surprised you shifted to a sharp needle and good to hear there was (apparently) minimal damage to your digits. Am curious to hear how the reversible cross dividing band went....