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, October 26, 2017

Gloom and Doom

Well, here's another gloom and doom verse on a schoolgirl sampler.

It seems like all of them have a variation on "life is short so you may as well be miserable."

Just once I'd like to find one that says something like:

Life is short.

Misery is optional.

Take joy in the time you have!

This has been interesting to stitch, though. Because of the time period, some of the s's look like s's and some look like f's. And the t's and r's look very similar. And on the third line, Mary definitely had to cram a longer line into a smaller space than allotted.

Mary is getting a day off this weekend. I'm going to a workshop with Sherri Jones, and I am SO looking forward to it. Sherri is teaching her Winter Garden etui at my sampler guild, and I've been looking forward to this for a long, long time.


  1. Lucky you Ann!!! Enjoy your class with Sherri!

  2. Oooh, enjoy the class - sounds wonderful!

    Life is nasty and short and then you die - yeah, a lot of samplers really focused on that, didn't they? Yes, life was hard and often short, but I'm with you, why not more that focused on let's enjoy what time we've been given? And I'm sorry, but with all her dead flowers, Mary is putting me in mind of a compost heap.

  3. Hit that button too soon - sorry! Wanted to add that even with her decomposing flowers, Mary is looking very nice!