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, July 3, 2012

Fighting with Martha

Martha Edlin and I went several rounds yesterday.

After working satin stitches in the "fountain flowers" you have to weave a pattern over and under those long satin stitches. The stitches tend to wiggle and move as you attempt to weave the pattern in, much like a wet toddler wiggles and moves after a bath.  You think you're getting everything taken care of, only to find a stray bit un-taken-care-of.

It's not particularly easy to see.  That's quite all right. I'm not sure I want it to be seen. I'm also not sure it's going to be left as it is, but after reverse stitching and restitching a number of times, I'm going to leave it alone for a day or so.

Hopefully it will grow on me.

And not like a fungus.


  1. I clicked on your photo and I have to say, I am impressed with the intricacy of the weaving over the satin stitches. It is a lovely piece and I look forward to seeing more of it.

  2. Wow! That looks amazing! Really different. I like!

    1. Bless you both for those kind words!

      I think it's one of those things where you look at something so closely--especially under magnification--that all the faults and flaws jump out at you. I'm going to leave it for awhile and see how it looks later--or, as a friend used to always tell me, if you can't see it from the back of a galloping horse, why worry about it?

  3. For what it's worth I like the unadulterated satin stich and would have this piece 'sans weaving' - but as you say a day or two of observation may help you out of your dilemma.