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, July 5, 2020

Last Day to Putter

My stay-cation ends tonight--back to work tomorrow.


I spent most of the day Thursday straightening up some of my projects, organizing and sorting. I kept finding started projects that I really want to finish, and added some more things to the finishing basket. It's been so long since I worked on some of the things I found that they're almost like brand-new projects, and I found a bunch of things that I couldn't remember why I laid them aside.

Short attention span, most likely.

Anyway, I didn't sleep well Thursday night, so I decided the only safe thing to do on Friday was plain cross stitch. And that means that Abigail Davis has one more line of letters.

I need to do a dividing line, and then the final row of letters.

And I hitched up the granny panties and decided that I was going to get past a major stumbling block on Hannah Thornbush.

There has been one motif on this band that I just could not stitch to my satisfaction, and I have ripped it out more than once. I have done everything I could think of to make it look like I wanted it to, even thought about just leaving the outline stitches in place and not filling it in.

Then I had the frame sitting across the room with some things that I knew I wouldn't work on any time soon--and I realized I couldn't even see the motif as anything other than part of the whole.

Well, duh.

I'm always the person who says if you can't see it from the back of a galloping horse, don't worry about it--and I'm the last person to take my own advice.

So, I finished the band yesterday:

So, Hannah is staying downstairs with the things I want to stitch in the near future.

I've also decided I like puttering and jumping around from project to project. I'm not going to try to do any kind of rotation because I fail miserably at keeping track of a schedule for my needlework, but I have a stack of things I want to play with, some old, some new, and some that need to be put together.

Now if working didn't take up so much of my time . . . 


  1. Well done on getting that band finished and another row of letters in on the other piece! If puttering and flitting from one to another works for you (and it definitely sounds like it), then that is what you should do! Putter away!

  2. I love to jump around from project to project! Every day I go by my gut feeling and pick the one that appeals to me at that moment. I could NEVER do a rotation; that would kill my mojo completely...!