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 13, 2020


I said I was going to stitch all week-end, and I tried.

But I got sidetracked.

I sat down to work on Ode on Saturday, and immediately my phone started ringing. I talked to Baby Girl and The Saint and the Cousin Who Does Genealogy (and everybody has one), all for several hours. It was lovely and a good chance to catch up since none of us would see each other in the flesh for Easter.

I stitched a little.

Then it was Easter, which was a very gray and gloomy day. So, I thought, since I'm working on Ode to Jane Austen, perhaps it would be fun to watch Pride and Prejudice while stitching--the good version with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth.

So I plugged the DVD in and threaded a needle . . . and had to stop--a lot--to look at the costumes (oh, the laces!) and to wonder what the sisters were stitching (did you notice that there was always some sort of needlework being stitched? and were they actually stitching or just stabbing the fabric in an intentional way?) and then there was Colin Firth. You have to stop what you're doing to look at Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. Oh, my . . .

I stitched just a little more.

So this is where I am before I start stitching tonight:

I'd like to finish the basket in the center, and there are a couple of butterflies fluttering on this section that also need to be done, and then a darning stitch background that will fill in around all of it--but I got more temptation today.

The pre-work for the classes Betsy Morgan is scheduled to stitch at Salty Yarns arrived in my mailbox.

Just look at those yummy colors!

And keep your fingers crossed that we'll be able to travel to Salty Yarns by early June.


  1. Fingers....and everything else crossed!!!

  2. I love all the films based on Jane Austen's novels, I will have seen them dozens of times! Surely your basket will be wonderful! congratulations for your embrodery!

  3. I think you made some good stitching progress in between your calls and your movie watching. Enjoy your pre-stitching!