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.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Decisions, decisions

I'm trying to make up my mind about the week-end's activities.

I haven't been able to stitch much this week. In fact, this tiny little pin keep is the only thing I've managed to stick a needle into for about the last four days:

It's one of the bits that fit into Merry Cox's Schoolgirl Workbox.  I could work on the other two pieces that go with the set.

Or I could finish the last piece on Chrysanthemums in Autumn and put it all together.

Or I could start something new.

If I could find the fourth 7" stretcher bar--if you have three 7" stretcher bars, it may be assumed that there is a fourth, right?--I could start "The Wind Doth Blow," which is Barbara Jackson's 2015 ornament for Shining Needle Society.

If I dug in the stash, I could assemble the materials for this lovely set that just arrived from the Swan Sampler Guild.  They do take such good care of their away-Swans!

Or I could jump into this project, offered by Needle in a Haystack with Jackie du Plessis:

This is Part Three of a six-lesson finishing program. Each lesson teaches a different finishing technique. As I am finishing-challenged--you may have noticed this--it's a wonderful way to learn the tricks of the trade while sitting in my corner at home.

I could also make up my mind about blogging in November.

For a number of years, there was a standing challenge to the blogging universe to post every day in November. It was lots of fun to travel from one blog to the next, reading posts and gaining inspiration from the projects being worked. Alas, blogging seems to have fallen on lean times, with fewer and fewer posts. Some of my favorite bloggers have vanished completely, little realizing what a hole they have left.

I'll admit, I haven't been posting as frequently since Mother's "event" which is what she is calling her stroke--when she admits anything at all happened. I'd like to get back in the habit again. Maybe daily blogging will kickstart that effort.

Maybe I'll just flip a coin on all of this and see what happens.


  1. Love looking at your progress on Merry Cox`s `School Girl Workbox`. A sweet Pinkeep. Merry Cox is one of my favourite designers and enjoy working her patterns but over the last few years her patterns don`t come in magazines anymore. Nice that you have other projects to work on, I`m the same. Happy Stitching.

  2. You are right about blogging. There are so many that seem to have disappeared and I miss them!

    Live life dangerously. Start a new project!

  3. Back when I started blogging, it was the social media scene. Now it's a much more crowded landscape and harder to keep up with. I still enjoy the longer format of blogging and am grateful for the stitchers who continue to blog, even if less frequently. :)