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 8, 2017

Winter and Spring, all in one day

This morning when Dearly Beloved and I headed out to the Farmers' Market for our first visit of the season, it was 37 degrees.

That's a bit nippy.

We did find strawberries and butter lettuce and asparagus, so it was all good.

And then I went to a lovely tea sponsored by the Carolinas Sampler Guild where we viewed part of the sampler collection owned by one of our members. We saw some wonderful examples of schoolgirl samplers, several with quite unique characteristics. I wish I had remembered to take my camera, but chances are good that at least several of them will be reproduced by their owner, Jaenn Smith, who also is the guiding light behind Gentle Pursuits Designs.

And when I left the tea, it was a balmy 74 degrees and ever so much more pleasant.

But this is a stitching blog and I should show what I've been doing.

Not much.

This has been a topsy-turvy week and there hasn't been much time to ply my needle.

I do have the sections outlined for the fob for Early Spring Lambs.

And I've finished another motif on the lunch hour crewel piece:

I am finding that crewel is also a very good travel project, and waiting-in-waiting-rooms project, as well as a good lunchtime project. I don't need extra light and I don't need extra magnification, just an embroidery hoop and my folding scissors as the only equipment necessary.

Hopefully tonight I will get the sheep stitched on the fob, and tomorrow I'll work on Eve. Unless, of course, Dearly Beloved has his way. He is threatening an Expedition.


  1. Oooh! An expedition! How exciting--forget the stitching!

  2. Expedition, huh? Not sure if that's a good thing in your household or not - in mine, it would mean we were headed to Home Depot. ;)