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.

Friday, May 21, 2021


 I am retired. Well, actually, not officially. I still have a week of vacation and Memorial Day, but today was my last working day, so I'm retired.

And what did I do to celebrate?  I came home and finished the Honeysuckle Roundel.

I believe I will start on the Tulip tonight--that's the last roundel I need to stitch.

Someone asked me when I thought I would feel like I'm retired instead of just on vacation. I had not thought about that. After all, it's Friday afternoon. Tomorrow I'll get up early and Dearly Beloved and I will go to the Farmers' Market. Then it will be home and the Saturday chores.

But wait! Here's a radical concept. What if I don't swish the laundry and waft the dust cloth and zip around with the vacuum because it's Saturday. What if I do something entirely different?

I believe I've figured out how to feel like I'm retired.


  1. Congrats Ann.....enjoy your much deserved retirement!

  2. Congratulations on your retirement, Ann! I hope you enjoy your well deserved free time.

  3. How wonderful you are free to now do what you want went you want
    You can now do your house work any day .
    I try and do a couple of jobs each morning but some days I don't
    and who cares!
    Love your stitching . Big Congratulations have fun.

  4. Congratulations, Ann! I have thought of "your day" all week and imagined how excited you were/are. Enjoy your retirement and live, I mean stitch, it up!!

  5. Lovely stitching. Enjoy your retirement

  6. How wonderful for you!! I hope you enjoy every minute!!