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, July 13, 2022

Friday the 13th on a Wednesday

And it's a full moon, too.

I had a whole rant about the way this morning went, but then decided the title said it all, and no more needs to be said.

However, some stitching has occurred, so the day hasn't been a total loss. The first alphabet on Mary Ann Turner is done: 

I used to stitch all the borders on schoolgirl samplers before I did anything else, mainly because I find those borders a wee bit boring to stitch. The problem is that if you mess up somewhere, you don't find out until it's time for the borders to match--and then it's too late. And that is a right royal pain.

So I've decided to spread the pain out a little, and work the border as I work the insides. There is another  alphabet to go, which will complete the top third of the sampler, and then I can get to the fun motifs. 

You may recall I don't enjoy stitching alphabets either--so on this sampler, I'm getting over most of the things I don't like right from the get-go.

I once told a friend that the lack of borders is one reason I prefer band samplers. This so-called friend then said that I should realize that band samplers were just rows of border stitches. I stuck my fingers in my ears and said La-la-la-la very loudly.


  1. Ann, I do so enjoy your posts!!! :)

  2. Mary Ann is looking good, Ann! I am chuckling about the band sampler comment of your friend! La-la-la-la

  3. Mary Ann looks awesome! I typically don't do all my borders at once either but once I get halfway around, I tend to work on finishing it up. Sometimes that takes more than 1 attempt!

  4. Love the colours so pretty , have fun.