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.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Something old and something new

In this dumpster fire of a year, the last week has been particularly tough. And when the going gets tough, the tough starts stitching.

At least in my world.

I needed something really happy to work on, and Barbara Jackson's designs always make me happy.  I've had her Fair Flowers Sewing Basket in reserve for just such a need. So I started the smaller pieces this week, and I have the scissors fob and the needle case ready for assembly.

I've been struggling with the last bit of goldwork on this pin cushion for a long time. Yesterday, I decided, by golly, it was going to get done this week-end. And it is.

I need to put it together, but I need to find the formula for getting gunk off the iron's plate and get the gunk off the iron's plate before I do any finishing.  Somehow a little wisp of iron-on interfacing was missed on my ironing board, and immediately melted itself to the iron. So I am going to take care of that. It will get me another finish so I'll have something positive to show for this dumpster fire of a year.


  1. Your goldwork piece is stunning. Well done on getting it done! The fob and scissor case looks super. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!

  2. Ann, the goldwork is, love the colors! Hope the stitching is helping you relax!

  3. You need "Faultless" Hot Iron Cleaner. Small tube, available at Walmart and amazon and probably just about everywhere.