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.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

One more band down . . .

Ann Scutt has Band 12 finished!

This one stitched with unbelievable ease, so easy, in fact, that I am sure I have missed a major design element which I will realize when it is framed and hanging on the wall.

I am not going to dwell on that at the moment.

Band 13, or the first of three bands which all have the same directions, is started. I am calling it Band 13a.

And I am planning to devote a bigger chunk of my evenings to embroidery again. Since the first of March, I have stitched very little and I've missed it.

(This is going to sound like a major digression, but I will get to the point. Eventually.)

A couple of months ago we were forced encouraged to read a book on time management at work.  There were several points about planning ones tasks in order to maximize focus and clarity.  I am quite good at this, but with the technical difficulties we have encountered in this, the last month of the quarter, no amount of planning could have foreseen the way the workload had to be handled. Consequently, by the time I arrived home, I had the clarity and focus of pea soup. This resulted in hours of web surfing (Pinterest is a major mind- and time-suck!) and staring off into space but very little productivity.

However, now that the quarter is as done as it can be--and we have survived, bloodied and bruised but unbowed--I can resume my natural inclination to pick up a needle the minute my evening chores are accomplished. And with any luck, I'll get back to a couple of hours an evening with my embroidery.

Which I am going to do. Now.


  1. Glad to hear that you will now be able to devote more time to Ann Scutt. She is beautiful.
    Happy stitching,bye for now, Carol from Australia

  2. I hope that things ease up and you can get back to your stitching routine!

  3. Ann looks beautiful! Enjoy your relaxed evenings of stitching!