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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Signed and dated

The embroidery is done on Christmas is Coming!

I was really hoping to stitch a couple more ornaments this week. Then I looked at the calendar. We have some kind of event every day this week--including two different parties tomorrow night--culminating in Mother, The Saint, and Baby Girl arriving this week-end for our family celebration.

That means I need to spend my time getting the house ready for Mother's white glove inspection. She had her cataract surgery this year and has 20/20 vision. The Saint and I have agreed we would have preferred that her hearing be corrected rather than her vision--she now sees dust in places we would never have thought of looking!

I mean, really--do you take your artwork off the walls and dust the backs of the pictures on a monthly basis?

I will admit, that's about the last thing on my list of things to do this week.

But as there are about forty bazillion other things before that, I need to get to work.


  1. Gird your loins (perhaps with an embroidered cummerbund?) and try to enjoy! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  2. The ornament looks wonderful! I finally gave up trying to do a queen stitch on 40 ct linen. Even with my magnifier I couldn't do it. So I have a plan-switch all BJ's ornaments to 32 ct linen. I'll post about it when I start :) Merry Christmas, Ann!