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, July 20, 2015

Ancient History

Tonight I wanted to work on something that required nothing more than the ability to count fairly accurately and to stitch neatly.

I didn't want anything that required knowing how to execute 17th century embroidery techniques, or to wield a sharp needle, or to think about how to engineer a finish.

I just wanted to stitch.

This sampler has been aging in my stash for about twenty years. I am embarrassed to say it is not alone.

It has a very sweet strawberry border, and that's what I'm working on.

It is very soothing to stitch.

I may stick with it for a day or two.


  1. I agree with you, sometimes it is nice to stitch simple.

  2. Same here, sometimes a nice simple stitch is needed. Love the strawberries.

  3. Can we see what you are working on?

  4. Yes, sometimes its nice to JUST STITCH! Enjoy!