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 7, 2021


 It took all day yesterday, but I got all the Hedebo edgings completed and assembled the bottle holder for Ode to Jane Austen!

Like any other triumph, this did not happen alone. One of my best friends and a good stitching buddy remembered which class we had taken together that had the fantastic diagrams for doing the Hedebo stitch. Not only that, but she rummaged in her stash, found the page I needed, and sent it to me. That made all the difference. So, thank you, Lee!

I have to admit something, though. Any time I put the piece down and came back to it, I had to review the diagrams all over again. If that's not a mental block, I don't know what is.

So on to the next piece of the set.


  1. Looks great, Ann!!!Glad you conquered the hedebo!!!

  2. Oh how lovely , I have not seen this before it's beautiful.
    So clever well done.

  3. It looks wonderful! Wait ... are all those tiny scallops hedebo? Oh my gosh.........

  4. Beautiful work, Ann. Would love to know the secret to the Hedebo as I still have them to stitch for this piece.

  5. Triumphant in the end, Ann, and it looks wonderful!

  6. Looks fabulous! Well done on conquering the Hedebo!