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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Busy, busy

Yesterday was a very industrious stitching day. I worked on all three of my major projects.

You saw the first three hills on the Harmony Casket yesterday. After that, I finished filling in the satin stitching on the four flowers on Hannah Thornbush.

And then I started the outlining for the handle for Carmen's Etui.

I stopped when I realized a couple of things. First, I need to change to longer side bars or work the handle in hand. Secondly, I couldn't count anything accurately, which may be because it was getting later and may be because I can't count. Or both.

Unfortunately, today is an adulting day. I needed to balance the checkbook and pay bills. I need to haul the vacuum cleaner around, and waft the dust cloth. I need to sling a load of clothes into the washing machine. I should go for a walk before we have messy weather again.

Or I could figure out how to count and get the outlines for the handle done.



  1. Handles! Hoping to take this class in June so I'm watching your progress.

  2. Oh Ann you do make me laugh .
    Have fun with your none stitching jobs , I must do some work to today,
    Beautiful stitching again you are so inspiring .

  3. Ann, your satin stitch on Hannah is beautiful! Any tips for how you get your satin so smooth? (It doesn’t seem to matter how much satin stitch I do, I just don’t find it any easier or enjoyable. Although it makes these samplers absolutely stunning so well worth it.) Thank you so much.