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, August 5, 2012

Back to obligation stitching

Our sampler guild is going to have a workshop with Betsy Morgan, stitching her casket design, in the spring of next year.

I agreed to be one of the stitching leaders. I may have mentioned this before.

Even though the part I'm to teach won't happen until January, I had sort of thought I might want to finish the stitching part this summer. And I started. I have proof. On this blog.

Then I got distracted by other things. And the Olympics.

All of a sudden, it's August.  I need to get cracking.

So this is what I managed to do last night, even with the Olympics on.

I'm still stitching parts with the scroll frames held horizontally and parts with them held vertically.

Betsy uses a variety of birds, beasts, and bugs for the slanted parts of the top of her casket design. I'm not so much into critters, so I'm looking for other things. I have already proclaimed that this is my casket by putting my initials on the top. Now I just have to find other motifs I prefer for those other areas. At the moment I have not a clue.

I also need to continue working on filling in the framework for Jackie duP's Remember Me.  It is, to be as diplomatic as possible, just a tad boring to stitch, so much so that I was strongly considering doing some housework instead of stitching. I still need to do the housework, just to keep the Health Department at bay and to maintain some semblance of self-respect, so I'm giving each endeavor a set period of time per day until Remember Me is finished.

Sadly, the housework never is.


  1. Very pretty and looks interesting so far

  2. Oh, Ann, I understand so perfectly. Now that I have 3-day weekends, I am trying to accomplish one unpleasant household chore a weekend (?)--last week I cleaned off my computer desk so I could see the "wood" top (Wow!). This weekend I cleaned the window and racks for my oven before putting it on self-cleaning. One may ask why that is such a chore? I really hate it, that's why. But they both really looked great after they were done. Will that encourage me to do more next weekend? Only shame will do that. Mary Agnes

  3. We're working on the same project, but you're further along than I am. Good job. I like your top.