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.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

More basketing, less multi-tasking

After the workshop last week-end, I had a couple of logical options. I thought about starting on the finishing for the Elizabethan casket, but I need a couple of spools of thread to do that.

Then I started to reach for the Mermaid Treasures kit from Amy Mitten so I could baste the five-foot-long piece of linen.

Somehow the Tea Time Basket jumped into my hands.

By the time I toddled off to bed, I had completed this much:

You will notice there is some stitch-removal occurring in this picture. I was attempting to multi-task. I was watching a DVD, talking to Baby Girl with the cell phone balanced on my shoulder, and I was stitching. The result of all of this was that I missed a key plot point in the movie, I was answering somewhat absent-mindedly to Baby Girl's queries, and I got a thread off.

So I spent some time ripping, re-watching the movie, and talking to Baby Girl again to get what I missed the first time.

Anyway, as of tonight, this is where I am:

I think I'm going to continue to work on this for awhile, especially since every time I sit down it jumps out at me. Obviously it wants to come out and play.


  1. It is lookg great and you are making lots of progress. I would keep going too.

  2. The mermaid project looks very interesting and pretty colors

  3. That is really a sweet project to do. I hope that you don't have to do any more ripping out!!

  4. this piece looks like a lot of fun to stitch, pretty colours too.