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, February 5, 2012

Just a wee bit obsessed . . .

I, the poster child for Stitcher's ADD, have worked on only one project for over a week.  I have not even pulled out another project to look at, much less put a needle into.

Mary Atwood has had all of my heart and soul and stitching time.

Here she is, after a week's worth of stitching:

I had started Band 9 last night when it became obvious I could no longer focus on 40 count.  Normally, I would pull out something else with a lower count to fiddle with, but I am so taken with Mary, I looked over the directions for future bands instead.

It may be the soft colors. It may be working in double running, which I like to do. It may have something to do with fairly short bands, so there's frequently something new to stitch. Whatever it is, I am just a wee bit obsessed.

I need to add some reason and perspective.  I have a couple of online classes that will start soon, one at the end of this week, the other at the beginning of next.  I have a couple of "obligation" projects to stitch and their deadlines are fast approaching. I leave for Jeannine's Gathering of Embroiderers next week, and I should be getting my things together to take for that. (And of course, Mary is going to go with me. You had to ask?)

But today, I'm going to work on Mary.


  1. Mary is a beautiful sampler... I can understand why you don't want to put her down.

  2. Wonderful progress - can't wait to finish Loara so I can begin Mary!!

  3. I know how you feel. I am planning to kit up the new band sampler in SANQ. Part 1 is in the current issue and it looks lovely.