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.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Yippee- Ki-Yay

 I spent some time yesterday looking for a set of scroll bars to fit the linen for Stinkin' Cute. While I was rummaging around, I ran across the kit for the Queen's Miniature Portrait, designed by Amy Mitten. I had started it,  then it went into time-out when I got off track couching the ruff stitches.

I got back on track this morning, and now it's done.

And, it is with great relief that I wish to announce that the stitching for the Chinese Imperial Yellow Queen Stitch Needlecase is now complete.

This has been my travel project for years now. Once the pattern was in my head, I didn't need to refer to the chart or do much counting, so it was perfect for trips with little time for stitching or for stitching with a group. However, it's been in process for way too long, and it's past time to finish it.  Speaking of finishing, I believe I will go ahead and read over the construction directions rather than add this to the pile of things that need to be completed.

And, you ask, did I find scroll bars for Stinkin' Cute? 

I did.

They're attached to the linen on which I'm stitching the appliqué pieces for the Tudor class.

I suppose this means that I need to get those bits finished. And I will. In the next few weeks. Hopefully.


  1. Oh the Queen is looking wonderful.
    Looks like you really are getting lots of finishing done .
    Have a wonderful day.

  2. Well, Ann, you are the doyenne of queen stitch now! Your piece is lovely; can't wait to see it put together. Good luck with that.

    1. thank you--but I think it will be awhile before I do another Queen!