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, May 20, 2012

Progress report

I'm working on the Hardanger band of Time Well Spent.

It always seems to take forever to do Kloster blocks.

Of course, my friends who do more Hardanger than I do typically work in hand and sew their Klosters in.  If I do that, mine are tight and look like pulled thread, so I frame everything up and stab. And stab. And stab. And stab. I feel like I've been stabbing all week-end.

Except I haven't. Baby Girl came home so that Dearly Beloved could take her car in for an inspection and any necessary work (which resulted in Dearly Beloved buying her four new tires).  She and I went to the farmers' market on Saturday morning, had lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant, and went to see Dark Shadows. We both wanted to see it--she because of the trailers and I because I loved the original soap opera years and years ago.

About Dark Shadows, I will say this. I will never recover those 113 minutes.  If given options, I would suggest taking the money and going to see The Avengers, even if you've already seen it.  Even if you have already seen it three times.

Actually, my marathon in the dentist's chair on Thursday afternoon was more pleasant, even though it lasted over twice as long as Dark Shadows.


  1. Good to know about Dark Shadows! I will go see the Avengers or Battleship tomorrow :)

  2. I feel the same way about the Burton-Depp take on Dark Shaddows....I LOVED Barnabus and watched him everyday after school. I don't want to see him totally spoofed. (And I love Johnny Depp too, but not in this project).

  3. I have added your blog to my list. It's fun to catch up with friends. I was going to say old friends but in our hearts we are still in our 20's no matter what we look like on the outside. I have a blog also but it is a bit of stitching and lots of other things. I think that I need to add more stitching. Carolyn Standing Webb aka Carolina House Designs