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.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Great Escape, Day One

Today is the beginning of my annual escape to Williamsburg for a needlework retreat with friends.

If ever there has been a year when I've needed this escape, this is it--and luckily, I can stitch again.

Today I'm heading to Baby Girl's to spend the night, then I'll travel on to Williamsburg tomorrow morning.

As usual, I'm taking way more stuff than I could even hope to accomplish, but there is a method to my madness. A couple of years ago, I took enough projects to be able to work on something different every day. That was a lot of fun; it gave me a chance to work on a variety of projects, and it also gave me an idea of just what I could accomplish on a project in one stitching session.

So, I've been planning what to take and decided on a group of related projects that I ran across when I was in my enforced state of elbow rest. I thought I had it all decided.

And then I got a package yesterday.

Margriet Hogue of The Essamplaire had a sale earlier in the month. I've been looking at these miniatures since they were introduced, and the sale made the decision for me.

And that led to another decision to make.

Wouldn't it be fun to do one of these each day?

But what about what I've already packed?

But these are small and wouldn't take up much space.

But shouldn't I be realistic about what I can potentially get done?

Oh, what the heck. They won't take up much room.

Delusional, totally delusional . . .


  1. Good luck on your stitching and I look forward to seeing what you got done. Please take time to enjoy your retreat. hugs

  2. I love hearing about this retreat!

  3. Nope, not delusional! It is called having choices because you never know what you are going to be in the mood to stitch. Enjoy your time in Williamsburg!

  4. Realistic about what you can get done? Limit yourself on possible choices when you have a marvelous retreat where you can stitch and stitch? Pfffft! I certainly hope these went into your bag, they're marvelous - the mermaid! the peacock!!!