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, December 6, 2023

The magic key

 Apparently, the magic key to getting something finished is to actually do the assembly as soon as you complete the embroidery.

The Mighty Acorn ornament, designed by Tricia Nguyen in 2003 or 2004 is completely completed and is hanging on the tree. If I may say so myself, it was a valiant struggle to get it together, but I prevailed.

In addition to getting this put together, I've had a lot of embroidery stuff going on for the last couple of days. Yesterday, I started putting this together. Then I had the last class of the first term of the Deep Dive into Whitework with Sara Rickards--I just have to finish the two motifs we started stitching in class and that will be done. As soon as BDE got off work, we headed down the highway for the combined EGA/ANG chapter Christmas get-together. And then today, The Royal School of Needlework hosted a talk by Eleri Lynn on the wardrobes of the Six Wives of Henry VIII, which was, as always with Eleri Lynn's talks, quite fascinating.

So, tomorrow I will finish the whitework motifs and quite possibly start Barbara Jackson's 2023 ornament.

I do like having plans, whether I actually follow through or not.