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, June 25, 2021


 Cynthia Jackson offered an opportunity to enroll in an online class on Tudor Embroidery. It had only limited capacity, and I was lucky enough to get in.

Now that I've started working on it,  I feel incredibly lucky to have made it. She provides step-by-step videos for each step of the process and a weekly lecture on the history of the type of embroidery we are doing. The class has five different designs, following the changes from one period in the Tudor Age to the next.

I have to admit. I am behind. This week and next suddenly became very busy, and I'm still appliquéing fabric to the base for the main sampler. However, I am retired, and I will have nothing but time once I finish the work I agreed to do for my former employer and we get back from our visit with The Flash next week. I'm not worried about catching up.

Famous last words.

And I have done a little stitching not involved in the class. When I get tired of dealing with my frame stand, which is not quite in the right position (Dearly Beloved is going to tinker with it to see why it keeps wiggling--most disconcerting when you're trying to stitch), I picked up the Stitcher's Envelope and filled in background.

I wish you could see how rich this looks--the artificial light isn't showing the real colors.

And I will be showing the motifs in the Tudor class as I stitch them. Between the history and the techniques, I'm in Nerdvana for Stitchers!


  1. Stitcher's envelope is looking so good.
    Enjoy your Sunday.

  2. Even with the artificial light, the stitcher's envelope looks incredibly rich - the tent stitch behind the strawberry vine is perfection! Looking forward to hearing about the Tudor class - it sounds incredible (and I'll admit that I'm jealous!). Enjoy!