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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Another step done

I have sewn the trim all around the embroidery, so it's time to do the next step.

Except there's a little hiccup.

In the middle of the night, I thought it might be a good idea to tape all the bits together to make sure they fit. Of course, I would want to use a tape that's just a wee bit sticky rather than a permanent fixture.

In the olden days, I would have used pink hair tape, but I discovered my last roll is so old that the tape had dried out and the tape itself is brittle. Apparently pink hair tape is no more. Then again, I guess the days of slicking your bangs down with Dippity-Doo and taping them in place with pink hair tape have passed.

If you know what Dippity-Doo and pink hair tape are, I can tell you your approximate age.

Next best thing would be masking tape. So I went on a search for a roll of it.

What I discovered is that we have enough packing tape to supply both UPS and FedEx for a year, miles and miles of regular Scotch tape, and four rolls of double side acid free tape. We do not have an inch of masking tape. Not an inch.

I'm trying to decide if I want to go to one of the big box stores tonight to pick up a roll--and get tempted by Peeps and Hershey eggs--or if I can wait until after work on Monday--and pick up half-price Peeps and Hershey eggs.

And if this is the biggest decision I have to make this week-end, I'm doing well.


  1. The piece just keeps getting better and better; can't wait to see it totally finished.
    Have you ever thought/heard about using painter's tape? I've never tried it for anything other than painting, but it comes off with no residue that I can see.
    PS I remember dippity doo and pink hair tape as well as Sun In which I used on my dark hair and had an orange-ish "crown" for weeks!!!!
    Happy Easter!

  2. Your golden book is absolutely exquisite!