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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


It's Spring and I need color!!

Ann Scutt is lovely, but very muted, and I have had enough gray, gloomy days with muted colors lately. I will return to her when I need those soft shades, but right now, I need something bright and happy.

This is about the happiest piece I have in progress at the moment:

With the exception of my name (which I have to chart out), the first band of Barbara Jackson's Tea Time Basket is complete. I do love the colors and the design and the balance and the stitches. I think this is going to be on the top of the heap in the stitching corner for the next few days.

There are two significant people in my life who have hinted that they would love to "someday" be the possessor of this basket. In other words, when I kick off, there may be a fight over it. I have threatened to leave it unworked and whoever stitches it, gets it.


  1. That sounds like a good plan! Be happy there are people who will fight to own your work when you go. I've got a feeling there will be several of my family members standing around a bonfire tossing things in!!! Laura

  2. I often think when completing a piece that none of my nieces, nephews or even my god-daughter will want any of this! I think, like Laura, they will have a roaring great fire.

  3. Mermaids are happy. Happy Spring!

  4. Wonderful!!!! Very pretty and I am so glad spring is finally arriving.....

  5. I had this very design out last night and wanting to get going on it. Your post has inspired me to do so!