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.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Happy Mail

 We made it home yesterday after a very long, tiring, and arduous trip (heavy rain, construction on the highway, way too many people trying to go way too fast on crowded roads). I'm still tired.

But, while we were gone, some happy mail arrived.

The scrims for Gardenesque, a teaching project from Jackie du Plessis, arrived.

Gardenesque was a class I took on my last visit to Salty Yarns in 2019. It feels like a century ago. I ordered the scrims then, knowing it would take time for them to arrive--and if you look at the detail, you'll understand why there's a wait. It is well worth it, in my opinion.

And this definitely determines which of Jackie's projects I'll work on next.

I need to catch up on my Tudor Embroidery class before I pull Gardenesque out of the stash. First, though, I need to take a nap. I think I need a vacation from my vacation.


  1. Those are beautiful. I can't wait to see how they are incorporated into the project.

  2. Oh Ann you are so funny , and yes I always have to rest up after our holiday I find it stressful . Ours is yet to come that's if we can still get away , we are hoping it will be on this year.
    Can't wait to see your Gardenesque. Have fun.

  3. Those scrims are so beautiful..can't wait to see you Gardenesque finish. We're recuperating today too...just came off 4 days of watching/shuttling 4 grandchildren and a dog!! Relax this weekend...and stitch away!