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.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Getting back in the groove

 There was no Sampler Sunday yesterday. After stitching like a maniac, and having to tightly hold bits and pieces together to assemble Bird in Hand, my hands announced that they needed to take a day off.

So I spent the day playing in the stash. And that resulted in deciding to pull Tribute out of the pile and doing a few more stitches this morning to get that project back underway.

I originally took this class at Christmas in Williamsburg a number of years ago. The class was packed, shoulder to shoulder, which created a less than optimal learning situation. When I reviewed my notes, I realized that I must have missed some things in all the confusion--so I am auditing the class at Sassy Jack's in July. I would like to have all the stitching done so I can zoom right into the finishing as soon as I'm home again. That means I need to work on this. 

I still want to work on the innards for Dear Heart, the last class I took from Jackie, and I'm going to pick up Harmony again, this week, do or die. So I have plenty to do, and I'm looking forward to plopping myself in the wing chair and getting it done.

I have a dear friend who has asked me to stitch the model for one of her reproduced samplers--and I'll slot that into my stitching routine. We had lunch together today--commiserated about elderly parents, solved the problems of the world, and figured out the programs for the next two years in our sampler guild--it was a delightful interlude. The last couple of years without those simple pleasures have taken their toll, and, while still being very careful, it's so nice to have the chance to spend time together. 

It's absolutely worth it to get a needle in the arm to be able to get out and about with fewer fears!



  1. What a lovely piece you are working on, Ann!

  2. Looks a very nice stitch .
    Yes it's so good to get back out again .
    Enjoy your day.