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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Deadly Dull and Boring

That's me.  Since the last time I wrote, this is all I've managed to stitch on Mary Otter. Or anything else.

In my defense, I did have to work late three days out of four this week, and I had an EGA meeting on the other night.

Ironically, I never get anything stitched on guild nights, no matter what guild it is. I talk about stitching, I look at stitching, I get excited and inspired by stitching, but I don't get to actually stitch.

And that brings me back to Mary Otter.

She is one big, beautiful girl.

And she is a model for a designer, which means she takes priority. After her teaching career ends, she'll come back to live with me, but until then, she really belongs to someone else. So I need to put the pedal to the medal and the nose to the grindstone and sharpen the electric needle and avoid any other cliches and get 'er done.

When I first looked at her photograph, I thought I might be able to stitch her by Halloween. After getting the charts, I thought it would be closer to Thanksgiving. Now, after really studying all her details, I think it might be Christmas.

Which means that Mary Otter will be about the only subject of the blog for awhile.

So, I can talk about Mary for the next three months.  Or I can let the blog go dark. Or I can let you, Dear Readers, weigh in.

What say you?


  1. I Love reading your posts and seeing the beautiful things that you are working on!

  2. Hey, (nearly) all I ever talk about is Jane Turner. ;) I will lead the cheering when you need it, and delight in progress pics of Mary. (late nights at work - ugh. at least you've had some measure of oomph left for stitching!)

  3. Please keep blogging with your progress. I love reading about your stitchng journey and would really miss it if you weren't around in Blogland.

  4. Keep on blogging...will enjoy your travels to Mary-land!!! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself--LOL)

  5. Keep blogging. I want to see the progress of Mary.

  6. Keep blogging! It will be fun to watch the progression of Mary.