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.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Big Ta-DA

The Virgin Queen Stitching Wallet is complete!

I'm very happy I chose the red for the lining:

And for once, I am very, very happy with my finish-finishing!

I didn't expect it to go so smoothly because I'm still a little weary from Mother's hospitalization. She's in rehab now, but there was a period last week when I went 34 hours more-or-less awake.

24 of those hours were spent in the same clothes and I only got to brush my teeth once during that time (yuck).  20 hours of those 24 hours were spent in hand-to-hand combat with my supposedly frail and fragile 89-going-on-90-year-old mother.  She was absolutely determined that she was going to disconnect and detach every monitor, IV needle, and oxygen tube.  I was determined that she wasn't.

She managed to break the oxygen tube. I was the one who got bruises.

(Is it elder abuse if the elder who is abused is abused by an even more elderly elder?)

She is giving them a run for their money in rehab. 

And the Saint and I are even more convinced that she's going to outlive us both.

Bless her heart . . .


  1. It's *gorgeous*!!! I really like the way the red lining fabric looks - what a wonderful treasure!

    Your mom sounds pretty fiesty for nearly 90. Sorry to hear this has been so hard on you (but I understand and empathize - Wonderful Husband and I are convinced we'll be gone before my 96 year old father).

  2. Your finish is gorgeous, stunning! I love it!

    Your mom sounds like a real character! I hope she improves quickly!

  3. Beautiful job on both the stitching and the finishing! Congrats!

  4. Ann, you did a fabulous job on beautiful..and the red, oh the red!!! I'm rethinking......
    Hope things improve with your Mon...such a tough situation!