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, July 5, 2015

What a relief it is!

The lines met on both ovals!

This was quite a relief!

Obviously, it is not on par with the relief from hearing, "The growth is benign" or "The plane landed safely" but it is a relief.

After all, how many samplers are languishing, forlorn and alone, because the border didn't match? And how many hours has the stitcher spent, trying to find that one thread or stitch that is off?

Anyway, I was very happy that both borders on this cartouche met and matched, and that now I can color in the blanks.

Or I might do something else. I'm feeling particularly fickle at the moment, and there are many attractive projects begging for my attention.


  1. I know EXACTLY how you feel!

  2. I can imagine after all those tiny stitches it would be a relief to have them all match up!

    I've been having a bit of a browse through your blog and I thought I'd mention that I host a weekly Stitchery Link Party for all things hand embroidered. You have so many interesting projects that you're working on and I'd love to have you come link up this post (or one of your others.) I do hope that you'll come join the fun!

  3. I know that feeling of relief! Especially as I like to stitch my borders first. When I was working on Celtic Banner someone asked me what I would do if the border didn't match. I told them they'd be hearing in the news about how a woman in a small village in the area committed suicide.