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.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Not Flames

 The morning started with thunder, lightning, and torrential rains--so I stayed in bed far later than I usually do. Domestic Diva chores took longer than I wanted--don't Domestic Diva chores always take longer than you want them to?--and then I worked on my stumpwork class for several hours.

Finally I sat down to work on the last Flame, and decided I needed to work on something less intense--so I stitched the rest of the diamonds that fit around the flames.

I'm not sure what I'll do for the rest of the evening. I could work on the next motif for the stumpwork class that I'm catching up on--but I think I may need a break. The motif I did earlier today uses Hollie Point. Hollie Point has always been my Waterloo when it comes to needlelace. I think I finally got the mechanics down, but my tension is all over the place.

What I should do is set up a piece of linen and just practice all the needlelace stitches I can find until I not only understand the steps, but also get my tension right. I could work my way through Catherine Barley's book. 

What I have to do is find the bin with my linen stash. I believe I saw it come in one of the first loads the movers brought in. And that means it's on the bottom of the pile in the far reaches of the guest room.

I will think about that later.

1 comment:

  1. Your diamonds look good, Ann! Domestic Diva chores always take longer than you want. In my case, it's because I often bag them for something fun like an adventure out with friends. Happy Sunday!