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.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Another one

 Not long after I finished Barbara Jackson's Christmas is Coming Etui, I discovered that she had posted the finishing directions for Be of Good Cheer.

So I finished it.

I'm trying to decide if I want to finish a couple more ornaments (I haven't forgotten I promised to show how I do that) or if I want to work on something entirely different. I'm thinking about doing something entirely different, at least for the week-end.

Or I could spend time with the issue of Inspirations that just arrived. This poor publication sat for weeks on a container ship, then onshore waiting to be unloaded, then had to travel to the distribution center, and finally passed through the USPS system. It was a delight to finally hold it in my hands. 

There are four projects in it that I want to stitch. I don't need to add anything whatsoever to the stash or to my list of things I'd love to do. The temptation is real, though, and hard to withstand.

And that's why I have a stash that would choke a horse.


  1. Great Finish what a lovely Santa .
    Go for it Ann always great to get a new project .
    Have a lovely weekend .

  2. Cute finish, Ann!!! Happy Birthday to another December baby!

  3. Woo! if you have finally received your copy of Inspirations, that means I might get mine in the next few days. Isn't about time for the -next- issue to come out?
    Your finishes on this ornament and the etui from your previous post are beautiful. I hope to someday also finish a project.