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.

Thursday, May 26, 2022


 I started the scene that will grace the top of Tribute.

I have been thinking a lot about stitching and blogging today, since I learned of the death of Amy Wilson. Amy's blog, Thread in Hand, has been followed by a multitude of readers for quite some time. She took a break, then returned a short while ago--stitching up a storm and enabling so many to find the unusual and challenging. In fact, she posted the morning of the day she left us, showing one of her recent acquisitions, and unhappy because the meds she was taking were interfering with her stitching time.

There aren't many of us left who blog consistently, and not many of us who are as productive as Amy was. She and I frequently stitched the same projects and occasionally ended up at the same events.  I'll miss "hearing" her voice.

I'm left with the thought that you need to work on the projects that bring you pleasure, and never delay doing the things you love.


  1. How well you described Amy and how excited I was when she returned to blogging. The world lost a great needlewoman.

  2. I hadn't heard the news about Amy, I am so sad, I loved reading her blog. She sure lived life to the full with so many projects on the go. I loved it that she got something in the mail and started it straight away, no time like the present.

  3. Oh Ann, that is a lovely tribute to Amy and I couldn't agree with you more.

  4. Ann, thank you for sharing your thoughts about Amy and as an extension, stitching.

  5. Beautiful sentiments. Thank you for sharing.