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, May 4, 2021

Oh, Tannenbaum

 Feels strange to be writing that on May 4. But here it is, the little tree that goes on one side of the needle book.

I did think about doing Smyrna crosses for the decorations and now I don't know why I didn't. I may go back and add the top cross. Then again, I may not.

You can also see the tree on the right. Hopefully by the end of the evening, there will be birds sitting on those branches. They are vaguely cardinal-ish in profile, although their colors don't quite fit the cardinal's usual plumage.

And if I get those birds stitched, that means something else for the finishing pile. Based on recent behavior, I should start assembling this in he next few days. However, I think I'm going to break the pattern. Ode to Jane Austen has been sitting in the finishing pile since forever--or whenever I finished stitching all the parts--and I don't know why I keep putting it off. It may be that this is one of my favorite designs from Jackie, and I don't want to run the risk of screwing it up. Or it could be the fact that there are a lot of moving parts to this one and I'm a little overwhelmed. Or it may be all of the above.

Whatever it is, I need to hitch up the Granny panties and get on with it.

1 comment:

  1. I just took Ode at Salty Yarns...will be following your progress. ;) Love tour tree!