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, July 28, 2013

Putting a lid on it

I spent the day today putting together the lid on my Elizabethan Etui.

It would be better if I had left well enough alone, but I just had to keep fiddling with it until I had bent the Skirtex and frayed some of the linen. Consequently, it's become a wee bit fragile and I doubt it will be traveling anywhere, even for show-and-tell at guild meetings. I have a feeling it's going to find a spot in the curio cabinet and stay there.

Betsy had various and sundry birds and beasts around the frieze on the lid, but I'm not so much into critters, so I substituted the guild name and the place where we meet on the front and back, respectively, and the years that I worked on it on each short side.

The lesson on finishing I learned today--and have learned in the past and keep ignoring--is that if it looks fine, leave it alone!

Maybe I should stitch a sampler with that on it and hang it by my chair where I can see it everyday.


  1. Oh, we all need to relearn that lesson, quite often! It looks beautiful!

  2. I'm working so hard to get Betsy's casket taught here. She is coming to the area in Feb 2014 but I still don't know if it will be for this class.