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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Over the last few days I've been bouncing from one thing to another like a BB in a box car.

There are more motifs on the spot sampler:

Most of what I did involved the ladder stitch as a base, then it was embellished. The more I did, the better it got.

Well, duh.

Practice may not make perfect, but it does make better.

I also started the silk work on the Petite Pincushion from the Goldwork Master Class:

Since I decided that evenings after work are not conducive the focused work--meaning that gold work stitches need daylight and uninterrupted time--meaning the week-end--I decided to work on the "framework" for the designs after work, then I'll fill in the goldwork on the week-ends. So I'm trooping on with the projects from that class.

However, Tsubaki was not abandoned:

This is not easy to see.  It is the beginning of the framework for the next accessory piece for Tsubaki.

I have just about decided that Tsubaki is going to be my Friday night project. There are some lovely pattern repeats and stitches I enjoy making, so that sounds like a good way to end the work week.

OMG, did I just set up a rotation of sorts?

Another resolution bites the dust.


  1. The spot sampler is looking great!

    Sorry, but I had to laugh at your evenings not being conducive to focused work - my weekday evenings are not conducive to anything but slughood and making a few blog comments right now. Is it Friday yet?

  2. If the bouncing from project to project is getting a needle and thread in your hand, I say go, go, go! Love the Spot Sampler!