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, September 6, 2020

Pretty Flowers

 I haven't been in the mood to stitch lately--think the monotony of living with the Pandemic got to me for a little bit--but decided late last week that I needed to do something besides being generally grumpy, so I pulled the basket band linen for Barbara Jackson's Floral Basket out of the basket by my chair.

I was waiting for stretcher bars to arrive to start this part. They did, and, not surprising for 2020, one of them came broken. So I dug around and found a scroll frame that would work, sewed the linen on, and got started.

The whole world is stitching for fall and Halloween, and I'm stitching spring flowers.

But why not? Right now, I think we need to focus on what makes us happy, and these are the colors and motifs that do it for me!

Happy little flowers (I may be having a Bob Ross moment.)

And a cheerful little lady in her garden. Even if it is 2020.

Actually, I was having such a good time with this that I stayed up until after 1 a.m. Saturday morning--after getting up at 5:30 on Friday and working all day--to stitch. With the Labor Day holiday tomorrow, I may stitch all day today and tomorrow.

No maybe about it. That's the plan.


  1. I have been doing full-on comfort stitching for quite a few months now and that has included pulling out my unfinished Barbara Jackson ornaments and smalls. The colors are so bright and cheerful! Enjoy!

  2. I say stitch on whatever makes you happy! Your flower piece is looking super. Love the cheerful colors!

  3. Your stitching looks so pretty , and I think it's best to stitch what ever you want to , Enjoy.
    Have a happy week.

  4. Happy Labor Day...hope you get lots of stitching done today!

  5. It's such a lovely feeling when you get into a stitching groove:D Looks great! It's more important than ever to stitch things that make you happy, isn't it?!