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.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Very Bad Language

An hour ago, the vine on the right was about the same length as the vine on the left.

Notice that I said "about the same length." As I was adding the flowers, I discovered that I had omitted two vertical stitches on the main vine. I had already stitched the leaves and the little gold stitches, just as they appear on the left vine--and the leaves are made from rice stitches and the little gold stitches are Smyrna crosses. Neither of them are quick to rip out.

Obviously, the frog came to visit (rippit, rippit, rippit). Very bad language was used. Dearly Beloved was impressed--he said the last time he heard such language, he was in basic training in the Air Force. He felt that I could have increased the vocabulary of his training instructor.

I think I will take a break and wash out my mouth with soap.



  1. Oh dear Ann , what a shame .
    I always stitch the outline first , when it has to meet up , you would not believe how many times I have ripped out .
    At the moment I am stitching a oval chart so if I know that joins up I am ok to start stitching , it's boring but I stitch just a needle full each night and move on to some thing else.
    Thank you the weekend was good .

  2. Oh Ann, what a bummer about having to rip out those stitches! Hope everything falls into place when you pick it up next time.