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, November 1, 2018

Rara Avis*

*Five years of Latin in high school and college and I finally get to use a phrase appropriately!

It is a rare bird indeed that can levitate itself into the air without flapping its wings--and I have three of them on this side of the roof.

I've never seen birds that have horizontal stripes, either.

But, please note, all the bricks have been laid on Frances Burwell's house.

I am now going to make a proclamation. In 2019, I will NOT stitch a house with bricks. Just about every sampler I've done in the last few years has had a honkin' big house built out of bricks. I am tired, tired, tired of laying bricks. I plan to avoid bricks for at least a year.

Please remind me of this if I succumb to the lure of a sampler with a brick building next year.

Meanwhile, I plan to continue with Frances tonight, even though I have the first assignment for an SAL. With the sugar buzz I have going, it's probably best to stay with something relatively brainless to stitch.

You see, we had candy at the office for the children and grandchildren of employees yesterday. We had a lot of candy. We had very few children. This means we still have a lot of candy. Somehow some of the mini bags of Skittles made their way to my desk, along with Lifesaver  Big Ring Gummies.  OMG, where have Lifesaver Big Ring Gummies been all my life and why didn't I know about them before yesterday?

Obviously this was something I didn't need to know.


  1. It's always nice to catch up with you.
    My Agnes Scott sampler also has birds with horizontal stripes.

  2. Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous! I have owned this kit for sometime and need to get it on my must stitch soon list. Your stitching is always gorgeous and such an inspiration!

  3. I'm going to have to check out those Lifesaver gummies!!!

  4. Frances' house looks fabulous. Guess I should check out those Lifesaver gummies as well!

  5. Nifty blue house looks marvelous! So no bricks this year, huh? Would you consent to adobe houses? Clapboard? (will now hide behind the couch in case you decide to throw things)