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, December 16, 2012

Jumping around

I've been jumping around this week, from project to project.

(I have no idea why I have frames around the pictures this time. Blogger and I have been "discussing" the issue until I'm tired of fiddling with it.)

From Christmas in Williamsburg, the start on Merry Cox's class piece. The tent stitch over one for the roof has been very soothing stitching.

Through Lesson Two on Barbara Jackson's Merrily, Merrily from Shining Needle. Lesson Three is printed out and ready to go.


And the start of Band Three on Scarlet Letter's Anne Scutt. It's supposed to be worked in back stitch, but after years and years of plotting double running stitch patterns, it's just a whole lot easier for me to work it that way.

Because of Dearly Beloved's and Baby Girl's work schedules, we're having our family get-together this coming week-end. And I am working through the end of the day on Friday. I was just about to work myself into a tizzy over this until I realized it's going to happen whether I'm perfectly ready or not, so I may as well not worry about it.  I've made a list. I'm checking it twice. And I need to start crossing things that are on it off of it.

Although he is trying to make himself very small and invisible, Dearly Beloved will be recruited for aid and assistance. Starting right now . . .


  1. Hi Ann. I am sure you are aware of the latest developments in Newtown, Conn. again. This is so evil. We need to pray.
    Your work is lovely.

  2. What great projects! Sometimes it is very hard to settle down to one project. I have not been able to settle down to stitch at all.
    I know that your celebration will be wonderful.
    Have a great week!

  3. At this time of year when it seems we are flying off in multiple directions at once, I think any time spent stitching is a good thing!

  4. Never easy multi tasking. Such a hectic time but so rewarding when Christmas finally arrives.