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.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stupid Bird

Do you see the bird next to this knot-thing on Martha Edlin?

No, of course you don't.

Mainly because he is no longer there.

First he perched a thread too far to the left.  So, out he came.

Next he lit a thread too high.  He was picked out again.

Third time may be the charm but at that point I didn't want to try again.  So I started a new/old project.

This is the first basket band for Barbara Jackson's Tea Time Basket.  I was a ghost for the class awhile ago, then had a chance to audit it through Shining Needle Society.

I am thoroughly enjoying this project. I love the color palette (and color is the thing that always pulls me to or forces me away from a project), it has a nice variety of stitches, and it's nice to have a project in which you can actually see some progress after an hour or so of stitching.  I think it may get more than one three-day cycle in my stitching plan, just because it's so stinkin' cute! I mean, just look as this happy couple:

So on this beautiful fall day, I'm going to do as little housekeeping as I can get away with, take a walk, and settle down to stitching.  I do love Saturdays!


  1. Sometimes, it's just best to walk away for a little while. Your new/old project looks pretty.

  2. I am with Robin on the walking away for awhile. It looks like the new project is sailing along. It is lovely.

  3. I was with you on that Tea Time Basket until I read "...nice variety of stitches." It does indeed look like the start of a beautiful piece though!