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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Sort of a White Christmas

 I have decided one of the many, many things I want to focus on when I retire is Whitework. So . . . 

Wretched Excess, Day Five

Inspirations magazine struck again, so I have a book of projects, and the pattern for another, and

two kits that I think I'm going to love to add to my home.

I think the last person in my family who did much whitework had to be my late-Victorian great-grandmother. That's two generations away, and I feel the need to make up for lost time.

Hopefully I'll live to be 386.

And there is no progress on Emie. I discovered that I was off by one thread high and one thread to the left, which meant I had to pull out cross stitch over one.

And now you know why I'm twitching.


  1. Whitework, huh? Have you considered Tricia Nguyen's 17th century Whitework sampler online class? (trying to link you here, but not sure i can do properly on phone ... )

    I wish I could take this class (starts as soon as 1/1 I think....), but I know the SABLE-ness of my stash combined with my sloooooow stitching rate make it a non starter for me. YOU, on the other hand, are capable of turbo stitching and could likely fit it into your to do list.

    Why yes, I am indeed an evil enabler, bwahahahahaha!

  2. I dream of having a whitework runner on my table that I have stitched and in the last two years, I have printed out a few of the patterns from Inspirations. I love the tulip one! 2021 Will be the year!! Happy New Year!