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, December 24, 2012

Twas the Night before Christmas

And no creatures have stirred today, except to occasionally warm up some leftovers or to thread a needle!

Except for me, all the working people in the family were scheduled to work either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or both. With traveling, it just made more sense to celebrate over the week-end, which everyone who was coming had free. So our Christmas Eve was Saturday, our Christmas was Sunday, and that means that I have the entire week free of obligations (other than a very necessary trip to the DMV to renew my license!).

As a result of plopping myself in my chair this morning, Merrily, Merrily is hanging on the tree tonight:

Ann Scutt has the framework for the third band completed:

Ann Scutt would have more finished, but I was watching Lord of the Rings last night on TV while I was working on her. It is hard to count accurately and watch Orc attacks at the same time. Consequently I spent a good bit of time picking out things that somehow stitched themselves into the wrong places. As a result, I did not turn on the TV this morning to stitch by. Instead I put a stack of CD's by the player, conveniently located by my chair, and listened to all manner of Christmas music all day long. And it was so lovely, I may do the very same thing tomorrow. Especially since Dearly Beloved gave me the Celtic Woman Christmas CD--there is  just something about stitching a repro sampler while listening to angelic voices that seems fitting.

However, before Ann Scutt and I work on completing this band, I am going to stitch the pinkeep that was a special gift from Merry Cox at Christmas in Williamsburg this year.  I stitched her Fourth of July pinkeep on the Fourth, so this somehow seems fitting.

So to all a Good Night!  May your day tomorrow be exactly what you wish it to be!


  1. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
    The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
    The warmth of Christmas grant you love

  2. It looks grand! I can never, ever watch a movie and stitch. ;) Have a wonderfully, stitchy day.

  3. Hi Ann...

    Your Christmas celebrations sound very much like ours...

    Hope you're continuing to get lots of stitching done....I know I am!

    Merry Christmas to you and your whole family....I still want to see a photo of your little one.