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, March 13, 2012

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

I am DONE with the Obligation Stitching!!!

There are still things which must be done.  I need to read over the directions again for typos and to check myself.  I need to take the piece off the frame, and put the leftover threads into the stash, and send the corrections off.

Meanwhile, I can't decide what to jump into next.  I have a bunch of online classes going, I have a bunch of workshop pieces from classes at Winterthur and Christmas in Williamsburg and Jeannine's, and I have bunches and bunches of projects waving their little hands from the stash.  Mary Atwood and Martha Edlin, in particular, are jumping up and down and all around.

I had sort of thought about organizing myself.  I had thought I might devote Monday and Tuesday evenings to class-and-workshop pieces, Wednesday to guild projects (since sampler guild and ANG and EGA all meet on Wednesdays around here, it sort of makes sense) and Thursday and Friday to samplers, then let myself run wild on the week-ends--but that seems like too much organization for a person with terminal Stitcher's ADD.  Let's face it, I get halfway through a piece and, ooh, shiny, and I'm off in another direction.

I may just make a list of things I want to do and work my way down it for awhile, a bit here and a bit there. More than ever, I've realized that I am a process person as opposed to a product person--it's the stitching I like, not necessarily having a completed project to display.

So, I'm sitting in the wing chair, spreading stuff around and trying to decide what to play with first.  This is just TOO much fun!


  1. But of course, that old adage, the most wonderful stitches in a piece, be in embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch or whatever, are the first 10 and the last 10. Just super, satisfying moments of fulfillment. Oooooom!

  2. So glad the obligation stitching is over!!!!

  3. Hi Ann,

    Glad to hear that the obligation stitching is over!

    Pick one project, then the others will complain and you can then pick the one with the "loudest" voice. Always works for me! LOL!!!

    Windy Meadow