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, January 18, 2015

finished but not finish-finished

I had great plans for the first finish-finish of 2015.

It has yet to happen.

I've been diligently stitching away on Merry Cox's So Dear To My Heart, the project she taught at Christmas in Williamsburg in 2011. The plan was to complete the embroidery on Friday night. We went out to dinner instead.

So yesterday, I plopped myself down in the chair and finished the other side of the needlebook.

Today's plan was to start the finishing process. I thought about it so much last night that I even dreamed about finishing.

And then this morning dawned and I was not feeling the love for the iron, sewing machine, and rotary cutter.

So, instead I started stitching on the next project in the sooner-rather-than-later pile.

This darning pattern covers the bottom panel of Sherri Jones' Tulip Tray. I had started it at Jeannine's several years ago, then it didn't see the light of day until recently.

Apparently I have to let things age in the stash for three or four years before I become inspired to complete the stitching on them.

I'm not sure how long things have to age in the finishing basket before I want to finish-finish them.


  1. I'm putting mine away for a little bit - but not too long! Have another project I would like to get started on. I'll come back to Tulip Tray next weekend. Your bottom panel is beautiful!

  2. Lovely! There is just something about a darning pattern isn't there?! Looks like it will be an interesting project even if it does take a while to finish! Laura