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, February 1, 2016

More Rejoicing

The handles are attached to the tray for my Merry Cox workbox . . .

and the needlebook is finished and sitting in it . . .

I was supposed to embellish the machine seams on the panel that holds the scissors and ruler. I tried a couple of things on a scrap of leftover Ultra Suede, but I didn't like anything I tried. Then I thought about it for a minute or two and decided to leave them unembellished.

And why, you ask? The Queen of Embellishment is leaving something unembellished? 

It's mainly because, for possibly the first time in my life, my machine sewn lines were about as close to straight as I could get them. Considering that I can't draw a straight line with a ruler, this is amazing, and I am taking great pride in it.

I did add the ribbon ties that go through the scissor handles to keep the scissors from falling out every time I picked up the needle book. That's not so much embellishment as it is practicality.

I am so thrilled by my lack of failure on this project (notice I did not say success) that I have seriously been thinking of pulling another project from the Giant Basket of Things to Be Put Together. I have even thought of dragging out the ironing board and pressing anything that needs to be pressed.

Sanity is prevailing, however. It is Monday, after all.  I should probably avoid rotary cutters and pointed needles on Mondays.


  1. Those ARE beautifully straight lines! What a gorgeous set - every detail is fantastic. So glad sanity finally prevailed on this first day of February!

  2. Congratulations on a beautiful project. So lovely. Happy Stitching.

  3. Great job Ann!!! Mine is sitting and staring at me...calling to me...but sadly has others in the queue before it. Plus I'm expecting the Sherri Jones pre-stitch any day now!!! See you in April!

  4. Gorgeous job on all of the pieces for this workbox! Congrats on a beautiful finish!