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 30, 2012


Finally, finally, the filling stitches for the flower petals and the knots are done.

I thought I'd knock 'em out in a couple of stitching sessions.

Famous last words.

The satin stitches weren't bad at all. I just sort of chugged along and got them worked with little trouble and no angst.  Then there were the tent stitches. A multitude of tent stitches. Over one. Not difficult at all to work. There just seemed to be millions of them. I began to wonder if the elves were coming in and picking them out while I slept.

I thought about alternating this with another project, just for something more entertaining to stitch. I was afraid, though, that if I set this down, it would be very difficult to pick it back up. There are things I want to go to, so, like the donkey with a carrot and a stick, I plodded on.

And now the band is finished. I want to work a band a week on this sampler as part of Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year--and, hallelujah, the next band is double running and not at all complicated.

After all is said and done, I really, really, really like the way this looks.

I am just very glad I don't have to stitch it again.


  1. Good for you with the perseverence. =)

  2. Patience and perseverance will get you far.

    Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

  3. This is stunning already! Holy Moly another order to Scarlet Letter!! LOL!