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, June 1, 2014

rebooting 2014

The Big Kid and I were talking the other evening about what a totally crappy year 2014 has been in oh, so many ways.

We are not prone to doom and gloom. Our general philosophy can be summed up as "Life is short. Misery is optional." But this year seems to have been rife with work-related stress, health issues, and difficult situations that both friends and family are suffering.

Well, I have had enough. I'm done. I am rebooting 2014 and looking for the sunny side.

As we all know, my sunny side involves a shiny needle. And I did get some stitching done this week on In the Mood Red.

This was the first week I've been back in the office for full days, and my stamina still isn't quite where I would like for it to be.  I am determined, however, that this week will be better and I won't need to come home and take a nap. Instead, I'd like to come home and stitch awhile--that should be just as restful as snoring. That's the plan, anyway.

There is something else to really look forward to. Winterthur offers a textile seminar every three years, and this is the year. The lectures and classes have been posted on their site ( It looks to be another outstanding gathering.  And, yes, I'm already planning to sign up as soon as registration opens.


  1. I like your 'rebooting' idea. Your stitching is lovely!

  2. Glad you're feeling better, even if not 100%. And I agree, the seminar looks wonderful and I am hoping to be able to talk some friends into going too!! Laura