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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Anticipation . . .

This giant box, which is taking up an immense amount of floor space, contains a treasure.

Just before Christmas, I ordered a frame stand from Judy O'Dell. I've been waiting, more or less patiently, for it to wend its slow way by mule train across the country. And today it arrived.

Now why, you ask, have I not torn into the box and put this thing together?

Dearly Beloved, that's why.

There is Some Assembly Required.  The stand is made from wood. Dearly Beloved loves wood and he loves to assemble things made of wood.  He had volunteered to put the stand together when it arrived.

However, he is under the weather, so under the weather he did not want to eat dinner tonight, he just wanted to go to bed. As he tottered and lurched his way upstairs, he growled at me to leave the box alone, he would take care of it tomorrow.

I am quite perfectly capable of putting the stand together. (I am Woman, hear me roar!) It would probably take me awhile, but I could do it.

Or I could wait and let Dearly Beloved assemble it, probably in less than 15 minutes flat and without trauma. Meanwhile, in the time I would have spent figuring out what to do and how to do it, I could be stitching.

I think I'll stitch.


  1. lol excellent reasoning -- besides, if you did it you'd have to account for the time spent soothing Dearly Beloved's grousing because you didn't let him do it.

    Enjoy the stitching.

  2. Mine arrived Friday - when I was 1700+ miles away!! My husband put it together. Tomorrow I hope to try it - but it looks great!!

  3. You are lucky to have Dearly Beloved who is handy with tools. If I waited for DH to do it, I'd never have it put together, I'm the assembler in our household. Enjoy the stitching :) Then you can enjoy the floor stand….hummm I need to put something on mine again, I have two big projects I wanted to start this year, just need to decide which one.

  4. I'm envious of your situation. I, too, am the assembler in my marriage. I attribute it to my husband's many years in Manhattan living in buildings with supers. I accuse him of marrying me because there are no supers in Vero Beach!!