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, November 2, 2021

One Done

 The first panel for the body of Carmen's Etui is stitched!

The sheen from the Soie de Paris is just amazing, and the photo doesn't come close to showing it.

However, there is a little rough spot on the end of one of my thumbs, and I've had to be very careful as I stitch. No matter how much sugar scrub I use, and how much hand cream I rub in, I can't seem to eliminate that spot. So I took out an emery board and sanded my thumb this morning.

Dearly Beloved wanted to know if I were planning some nefarious deed, and removing my fingerprints in preparation. 


  1. Oh Ann what beautiful stitching .
    I some times put a tiny little bit of talc on and rub into my hands it makes your hands smooth .
    But yes you have to be carful .

  2. Once the cooler weather hits, I have the same issues with my hands....always tricky to get the hands soft without being 'greasy'. What is in your sugar scrub?
    Carmen is just beautiful, love the color combination!

  3. Gorgeous piece! Can't wait to see the finish!