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.

Monday, June 21, 2021

More strawberries

 I really had planned to put the stitcher's envelope down after finishing the bargello flap.  But the frame was sitting right by my chair yesterday, and before I knew it, I was stitching.

And it's another strawberry band.

I seem to be drawn to designs that have strawberries on them.  They must have appealed to the little girls who stitched samplers, and they appeal to contemporary designers who use those motifs and traditions in current works.

Whatever the reason, I stitch a lot of strawberries. And now I'll go finish the ones on this band.

BTW, the background of this band is solidly stitched in tent stitch over one. It's going to have a tapestry-like effect when it's done. This is going to be a perfect project for those days when I need to stitch but don't need to think.

And that may be today. Despite being retired, I've had a Monday already, and it isn't even noon yet! It appears that I am a klutz and should sit in my corner and stitch before I knock anything else over, or spill anything, or stub my toe again.


  1. I just love this project. Bargello is my favorite and Catherine has many. I'd say a retired Monday is pretty good in itself, even if klutzy. Hope it got better.

  2. Your project is looking so beautiful .
    I just love the way it is looking .
    Well don't forget June is the month for strawberries Ann.
    Enjoy your day .