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, September 1, 2013


Last night I closed my eyes, leaned over the arm of the wing chair, and mindlessly grabbed.  I came up with the instructions for "Morning Has Broken" by Catherine Theron.

I took this class from Catherine at Jeannine's Gathering of Embroiderers in Williamsburg several years ago. At the time, I was still pilot stitching. So, instead of working on it after I arrived home, I put it aside to stitch something else with a deadline.

This is as far as I got in class:

And this is where I am after a couple of hours last night and an hour or two tonight:


I think I may spend some more time with this tomorrow to see how far I get with the leafy border outlines.

Actually, being the methodical stitcher I am, what I'd like to do is get the whole border done before filling in the fun parts. We'll see how far I get before I get bored with bordering.


  1. I like it! And I am very impressed you went with the eyes closed and grab method!!

  2. This is a lovely sampler...great progress!