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.

Monday, April 8, 2019

New plan

Saturday I had the great good fortune to take another class from Jackie du Plessis.

And I didn't have to stalk her halfway across the country to do it! She came to our sampler guild to teach Cherry Berry.

It was another wonderful class with all kinds of ingenious ways to do things. I can't wait to work on it.

And I'm not going to.

Usually I take a workshop, then I go home, and then I look at the projects that are already in the workbasket by the chair, and then I put the class piece away and go back to what I was doing before. And THEN when I get back to the workshop project a couple of years later, there are times when I have no clue as to what I meant when I wrote some of my cryptic notes--assuming I can read my own handwriting at that point--and sometimes I have to punt.

This time, I decided I was going to work on Cherry Berry. After all, I know where I am on the other projects and can easily go back to them later.

Because of unforeseen circumstances, I had more time to sit and stitch than I normally do on a week-end, and I've already done this much on the roll that will fit into the box.

I'd show you the other end, but it's blank linen with an outline around it, so not much to see there.

Now, before I made this momentous decision, I had managed to get a good bit on the petite pin cushion:

And the birds and baskets on the Pineapple piece are done, except for the birds' beady little eyes, which, since they are actually beads, will wait until the embroidery is finished.

Tonight, however, I am sticking with Cherry Berry.

Except I just had a thought . . . Baby Girl and I are going gallivanting this coming week-end. And I'm taking two more classes.

Not sure how I'm going to manage all this, but I'll think of something.

Clones would be helpful.


  1. Nice stitching ,love the pineapple.

  2. Lucky lady...two great workshops in a row!!! Have fun at SY!

  3. Enjoy the upcoming classes and enjoy working on Cherry Berry! Good progress on the pineapple piece and the pincushion stitch!

  4. Clones sound like a wonderful idea ... sometimes. I'm just afraid my clone would stay home all day and do the stitching while I went to work, and that would be no fun at all.

    Great idea to work on your class project rather than tucking it away to age, but after you come back from the next classes you'll need a quarter to flip. Enjoy!!