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, June 30, 2018

What happened?

Ok, June ends in just a few hours and I'm trying to figure out what happened to April.

Does it seem to anyone else that 2018 is rushing past at breakneck speed?

Just six months left . . .

Meanwhile, I finally fixed all the errors I made on the last chamber of the fifteenth band of Frances Burwell and finished the stitching. I also added the missing stitches of Band 16. I have reached the halfway point in terms of number of bands on the sampler:

My original plan was to bounce to another project when I got this band complete, but I'm having so much fun back in the 17th century I believe I will stay here for a bit.  There are two big honkin' bands to work, plus a few smaller ones, and I'll be ready to start the pictorial section at the bottom of the sampler. And it has a house that looks remarkably like the architecture of Bacon's Castle in Virginia, which is the reason this sampler appealed to me in the first place.

If all goes well, I could potentially have two big samplers finished in 2018.

If time slows down a bit and doesn't continue to zoom as it has.


  1. Can certainly relate. Time just blows past me. Beautiful stitching!

  2. What a gorgeous band! I think you should work this one as long as you are having fun and enjoyment.

    Time continues to fly and slowing down doesn't look like it will happen any time soon. I think someone disconnected the pause/slow button.

  3. Having gotten the '17th Century' bug myself this year, I understand wanting to do more then one. This is going beautiful!

  4. This band is just stunning - I love how the satin going in different directions adds shading to the flowers. Isn't it delightful how different the bands are on 17th century samplers? Almost feels as if you're working on a new project....

    (still trying to catch up on my blog reading)