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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Walneto nearly did me in

After spending time in the 17th, 18th, and a bit of the 19th centuries at Winterthur last week-end, I felt the need to jump into the 21st.

So I picked up Carole Lake and Michael Boren's Glitzy Diamonds set of Christmas ornaments.

And I was fine on the Double Fan Doubled.  I was fine on the Diagonal Padded Waffle.  I was quite fine on the Eight Point Star.

I ripped out the Walneto three times.  I even changed colors to see if that would help. It didn't.  I looked at the pictures posted for this class (through Shining Needle Society).  I read the directions.  I looked at the pictures again.  I do not know how I finally got it, but it's in and it sort of looks like the picture.

Finishing is next.  It's going to wait until the week-end since I still suffer from Fear of Finishing and need  vast amounts of time to deal with it.  I'm sort of thinking about making tassels to hang from the bottom of each, which means I need to decide which of the threads to tassel and which to make the cording from--and after the Walneto trauma, I think I need to go back to the 17th century for awhile.

( I was having trouble with the camera tonight. More likely, the camera was having problems with me.  This is the best of the half dozen shots I tried. )


  1. Hi Ann,

    Please don't leave the 21 Century until you get these finished into ornaments! Carole and Michael have said finishing the ornaments is easy and I believe them. At least for now. :-)

    Your ornaments look fabulous!

    Windy Meadow

  2. Well it's obviously something I must try 😂