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.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Merry Month of May

 How did it get to be May already? A third of the year is over, and I'm not sure where it went.

However, we have now made our first trip to the Farmers' Market and have fresh asparagus and a huge basket of strawberries. And the days are getting much longer, so more daylight for stitching. And, the best thing of all, I only have 12 days left in the office and I will be a retiree. I do have to burn off 7.9 days of vacation time before my official retirement date, but as of June 1, I can finally stitch all those things in my stash that have been waiting for the time and energy to do them.

Meanwhile, monogamy has continued with the Christmas Etui.

The other two sides of the box are done.

And the scissors case is stitched.

I have the fob and the needle case to work, and this can go into the finishing pile.

The finishing pile that I planned to have finish-finished by now, but I keep adding things to it. The level is not subsiding.

I should work on that. And will. Because I am going to retire. In a month. WOO HOO!!!


  1. Congratulations on the upcoming retirement! I retired in January 2020. I stitch only 1.5 to 2 hours a day, but EVERY day. I finished the stitching on so many of my half-done projects, and finished-finished quite a few more. You too can do it! Linda E.

  2. Congratulations on your retirement, Ann! You must be so excited! I have 6.5 months to go and can’t wait.

  3. I know you will enjoy retirement. I am retired. And I love it I never have time to get bored. Love my stitching.

  4. Pretty design and stitching. Your finishing pile and finish-finished sounds very familiar.