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 28, 2021

Puttering, Two

 And to finish what I began to write yesterday--this is Catherine Theron's Stitcher's Envelope & Accessories--or at least this is the beginning of the flap for the envelope. I think I may have started this at one of Jeannine's seminars in Williamsburg, but I would not swear to it.

I decided I need to alternate projects once in awhile--not a rotation, but I need to have a few things available so when I can't face working on one for whatever reason, I have something at hand that isn't finish-finishing--the sad discovery I made when I started rummaging through the projects next to the wing chair yesterday was that everything in the pile required assembly.

With one exception:

I'm beyond the halfway point on Joanne Harvey's Chinese Imperial Yellow Queen Stitch Needlecase--the name of it is almost larger than the project itself. It has become just a little repetitious. OMG, it is SO repetitious at this point. I don't have a problem doing Queen Stitches, but I have to say, I have the pattern almost memorized.

But, I have decided to persevere. I'm going to try to set aside one hour every evening to put a few more stitches in this so I can get it done before I am ancient. Or maybe before the summer is over. I may already be ancient.

Today, though, I am back to finish-finishing. I'm working on the messenger bag for Ode to Jane Austen, and I'm ready to give the bits another good pressing before the final assembly. That will leave only three pieces to assemble.

And then I need to work on putting together another project so I can reduce the number of projects needing assembly. I have been notified that the kit for Cynthia's Jackson's Tudor Embroidery online course is on its way so I may not be putting things together for awhile. It's a ten-week course, and, for the first time in my life, I'm hoping to keep up with the class. 

After all, I'm retired. What else do I have to do?

1 comment:

  1. I love to see your stitching , it's so different from the ones I see out there .
    Enjoy your weekend .