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.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Just a little late for Christmas

Or maybe way too early . . .

I got the cording sewn around the rest of the ornaments tonight. Despite stabbing myself repeatedly with the sharp needle, I managed to finish them without leaving bloodstains.

The cording came with the kits. I still need to figure out how to deal with the ends hanging down below--the directions were just a wee bit vague on how to handle them.

Dearly Beloved remarked that they were heavy, too heavy for our usual Fraser Firs. I mentioned that  they may stay in reserve until we get so decrepit that we need to turn to an artificial tree rather than wrestling a real tree into the house and into the stand.  Dearly Beloved said he was decrepit enough for that about ten years ago.

Next Christmas may be interesting.


  1. They look great and are ready for next Christmas

  2. They are really beautiful Ann!

  3. If you don't like the cords hanging, I think tassels on the bottom would be great. You could probably use the cording to work into some tassels but it would take "figuring" and "fangling".

  4. I really like the ornaments. Very pretty and I bet you are glad they are finished and out to admire! I just counted up my UFOS - over 75 and finishin UFOs - over 50 so that is my goals for the year. To get both down to at least 20 for 2015 start.