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.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Weekend Update

 I had planned to pick up the Tudor project on Friday, right after I posted. I thought I might get a couple of layers on the big yellow blossom stitched.

Instead, the panel for Christmas is Coming leapt into my hands, and I finished it.

I thought about starting the next panels, but the next lesson hasn't been posted yet. There's some shaping that needs to be done on the pattern pieces, and I want to wait to be sure I understand how it's supposed to go. And it isn't like I don't have other things to stitch.

Which brings me to Saturday. Cissy Smith from Gentle Pursuits came to our Carolina Sampler Guild to lecture on Scottish samplers, share some of her collection, and teach a reproduction of one of the samples she owns.

The original has no identifying information, but Cissy surmises it's probably mid-1700's. It's a lovely little sampler, and I'm glad to add it to my collection. Added to that, I was able to spend the day with people I've barely seen for 18 months or longer.

And now we come to Sampler Sunday. I stitched the blossoms (?) on the basket earlier today, and now I believe I may try to get the foliage in the top of the basket done.

All in all, a pleasant way to spend a weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Love all your stitching .
    The Christmas one turned out lovely .
    Have fun.