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, October 19, 2015

More Good Things

I haven't been blogging much lately. My fingers have been busy stitching rather than typing.

Betsy Morgan's Can't See the Forest is assembled:

I do love this little box and wish I could figure out why I didn't just go ahead and put it together as soon as the workshop ended. I could very easily have done so.

I've finally worked enough of the gold background stitch on Eve in the Garden to meet the motif:

I've made the executive decision to fill in the large areas, then go back and work around all the little curlicues and fancy bits.

Just out of curiosity, the other night I turned off the lights and lit a candle near the design. The gold simply sparkles in candlelight, so I completely understand why this type of stitch and material would have been used in the 16th and 17th centuries. I'm just afraid it's going to take me months in the 21st century to finish. It will be worth it, I keep telling myself.

All the leaves are finished. I still need to work the bases of the flowers, but I decided earlier this evening that life and sanity would be better served if I did them in daylight.

And this lovely thing appeared in my mailbox the end of last week:

This year's Barbara Jackson Christmas ornament has moved onto my list of fall-into-winter projects. It has occurred to me that I never got last year's ornament assembled. There may be a Barbara Jackson finishing frenzy one week-end to come.

Now I'm trying to figure out what I want to work on tonight from the fall-into-winter list. I'm leaning toward the Merry Cox project, especially since I think it's on the top of the pile.


  1. Love your box--it is gorgeous and I want one. However, not enough to learn how to assemble it, you understand! It is really gorgeous!

  2. That box is so pretty.
    Great new project also.

  3. Ann, You're motivating me to get moving on my finishing of the box.

  4. You're box finish is beautiful and I too want one but haven't the patience to finish it. That gold work will be stunning!