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, May 4, 2014

the birds and the bees, again

Catherine Theron was in town this week-end, teaching Morning Has Broken to a group from both our sampler guild and EGA chapter.  As I had taken the class at Jeannine's several years ago, I did not, of course, take it again--but, as you all may have noticed, I have been working on it.

So yesterday I spent the day finishing up the border, with all the blackbirds and swarms of bees buzzing around:

And here's the whole border:

I love Catherine's designs! She has about half a dozen designs on my bucket list that I would be so happy to stitch. One thing I've found, though--if I'm meant to have the opportunity to take a class, somehow it will come my way. I may have to travel a bit to get to it, but it will happen. The power of positive thinking!

I was able to take a mini-class from Catherine on Friday night before the main event on Saturday. It's a fob, based on one of the motifs in Morning.  I'm looking forward to stitching it--but I'm not looking forward to the search for the scissors to go with it. The fob has a blackbird on it. Along the way, I acquired a pair of black scissors that I think would be perfect with the fob.

The problem is, of course, that I put the scissors in a very safe place so they would be not be used for non-embroidery purposes. Despite the fact that my family (aka Dearly Beloved) has been very well trained (read, scared-to-death-to-think-about-touching), inevitably I have to periodically provide retraining. It's just easier to put certain things somewhere out of sight and therefore out of mind. (This does not include objects behind other objects in the refrigerator--have you ever noticed that people of the male persuasion do not look behind the first row of objects on any shelf--if it's not front and center, it does not exist.)

Anyway, that place is so safe, even from me,  that I have not been able to locate the scissors. Finding them has just become today's task.

Or I could start to work on the center of Morning.


  1. That border is beautiful, and what a fantastic job you did. But from you, I would have expected so. Bet you're glad to now be able to move to the inside of the sampler.

    Good luck with finding your special scissors.

  2. If you figure out where that safe place is let me know. I have some things stashed in there too!! Laura

  3. Lovely progress on this piece. I hope that your scissors show up soon! Have a great week!

  4. I've done that very thing so many times! They'll show up once you stop thinking about them, lol.

  5. I also put a laying tool and a ceramic half-doll (for a pincushion) in very safe places. Uh, huh....... they are still safe and I can't find them.