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, November 25, 2012

A flower and a stitch along

Early this morning I finished the second flower.

I am very pleased with this one! It does look as though the birds are perched on both a twig and a leaf, which makes the other poor little bird who lives to the left of this motif looking dangerously unbalanced.

I also started Ann Scutt from Scarlet Letter:

This new start is all Nicola's fault!

Nicola ( is sponsoring a Scarlet Letter stitch along to celebrate a milestone birthday this year. As I have quite a few SL projects in my stash and a list of additional projects from Marsha I want to add to that stash, this was a good reason to start. I also have a milestone birthday coming up in a few weeks (although mine is a bit farther along) so that's another reason to get moving on actually embroidering these treasures.

Nicola has the details on her blog. There is also an additional blog for those of us who participate to use to show progress and finishes.

2013 is shaping up to become another lovely stitching year!

However, the remainder of today I am decking the halls, running the Christmas dishes through the dishwasher so we can use them through December, and starting to get my supplies together to leave for Christmas in Williamsburg.  Dearly Beloved is already packing so he'll have time to remember the things that he's forgotten.

I don't question his logic, I just stay out of his way.


  1. What a beautiful flower! Lovely progress.

  2. Oh I like the colors so much. And the new start, the border is lovely.

  3. Your flower looks so pretty! Man..I might have to succumb to temptation, everyone is joining the SAL.

  4. The flower looks lovely. I look forward to following your progress on Ann S. on Nicola's Challenge blog.

  5. Each time you stitch more of Martha the more I want to stitch her.

    Ann Scutt is such a beautiful sampler with wonderful colours.

    In a curious way I do understand your husband's logic.

  6. Have fun in Williamsburg! I've never been to the JCS event, but it sounds like loads of fun. That flower looks sooo pretty. It's going to be one gorgeous sampler when you finish it!

  7. It is so beautiful! That flower!
    Yea Williamsburg!