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.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Totally bugnutz

For the last week, this has been kicking my amply cushioned posterior.

The directions are extremely good, with every detail clearly written. The chart is large and easy to read. There is even an enlarged photocopy of the completed reproduction.

So, I read the directions for each section. I count from the chart. I look at the color photocopy. I look back at the chart because by then I've forgotten how many stitches I'm supposed to take. Then I take a stitch.

Rinse. Repeat.

I used to think that figuring out double running stitch patterns created new neural pathways and helped stave off impending doom.  Now I'm beginning to think it's having the opposite effect.

And I have another chamber to outline.

Do I fill in the satin stitch on this chamber before I do the double running on the second chamber, or will that just prolong the agony?

I'm going to sleep on it.

For several days, perhaps.


  1. It is looking stunning. You can do it whichever one you choose.

  2. It looks fantastic - love the pattern/design. FWIW (and you're probably well beyond the decision), when working on Jane, I did all the double running in a band before any of the filling-in.

    Item of possible interest: saw the Loara Standish chart on ebay recently and the seller included photos of several pages of the charts. They looked for all the world as if the double running sections have the exact pathway mapped!