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 17, 2014

Bees and Branches and Buds

I have been stitching every night this week for multiple hours each night (except for last night, when I went to an ANG meeting).

And this is all I have to show for it:

There are a few bees and a lot of little branches and a few buds. For the most part, they are all stitched over one thread.

And that means that it's slow.  Soooooooo slow. Slow, slow, slow.

Excruciatingly slow.

And there's another cartouche with even more branches and buds on the other side of the sampler.

I'm not thinking about that at the moment.


  1. Repeat after me--it will be beautiful when finished, it will be beautiful when finished--ooom. That is the mantra. You can do it!

  2. Ooooo....just LOOK at those spiral trellis stitches!! Lovely...

  3. Oh, but all that over one is glorious when finished. Slow and steady....

  4. You are doing very well. It will be such a special "piece of art" and you will be rewarded for every little stitch when you see it all done

  5. Hey Ann, I wanted to reply to the question you asked on my blog and this was the only way I knew to contact you. I have been searching for Lauren Sauer's Anniversary Roses and from the Porcupine Collection, Amy Eliza Herbert, both of which I was able to find this month!! To say I am happy is an understatement! Laura