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.

Monday, November 26, 2012


I am crazy.

Flat. Out. Bugnutz. Crazy.

Last June I was looking at Inspirations magazine. I had seen a preview of a book called "Home Sweet Home: An Embroidered Workbox" and I thought it was just about the sweetest thing I had seen in awhile. Right inside the front cover of Inspirations, there was an ad offering the kits for all the bits and pieces and the workbox. You could order them separately to be sent once a month or you could order one big kit at a somewhat significant savings.

I have no will power.

I ordered it.

Today it arrived. It took almost six months, but it finally made it.

I have not dumped everything out to see what's in it yet, mainly because the boxes that the Christmas decorations were in are still out along with the stuff Dearly Beloved is packing for our trip. In other words, currently we have no horizontal spaces large enough for me to play. Then, too, once I open everything, the surprise is over. I think I may wrap this up and put it under the Christmas tree.

Besides, if it's dumped out and sorted, then it's just more than a little tempting to stick a needle into it and I do not need to start something else at the moment. I'm going to Williamsburg and taking an early bird class and a morning class and an afternoon class and that's enough new projects for one week.

At least that's my thinking at the moment.

Subject to change . . .


  1. I have the book so will be very interested to follow your progress

  2. That looks beautiful! What a project!

  3. I bought the book but had no idea there was a kit available! Can you email me the contact info--phone number or email to find out more about the kit?

    Woo Hoo! Love this little house!
    kiddlady at yahoo dot com

  4. OMG! I want to see everything that is in the kit!!!Pleeease!

  5. Very pretty. I think it should go under the tree :)

  6. Congratulations on your purchase! I think wrapping it & putting it under the tree is a good idea. You can take your time enjoying it on Christmas morning : )

  7. I love, love, love this! So wonderful. Good for you.♥

  8. So lovely and sweet project! You will have great fun stitching up that pretty house I am absolutely sure of:):)
    Looking forward to see what is in the kit later on:D

  9. Ann:

    I am going to be in Williamburg, too. No early bird class for me, but I am taking Merry Cox's morning class and Jackie duPlessis's afternoon class. Maybe I will get a chance to meet you!

    -Holly in VA

  10. And why are you calling yourself crazy? I guess because you're refusing to open the box... The project looks beautiful and so tempting - are you sure you do not have will power?