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.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Life gets in the way . . .

 Sometimes life gets in the way of stitching, which means life gets in the way of blogging.

But there were a few things accomplished.

I decided this is the week to pick a random project to work on, so I pulled Flowers & Berries out of the basket.

I'm enjoying it, now that I have all those double running "ropes" stitched. I'm going to start working on the flowers that fill four quarters tonight.

I did a wee bit of finishing over the weekend, and when I say a wee bit, I mean a wee tiny bit.

The Orange Coast Sampler Guild decided to disband this year, a sad, sad occasion, but there comes a time in many organizations when there is no one who can take on leadership positions. As a parting gift, members were sent this pin keep, one of Cathe's creations from Needle in a Haystack. It's hard to see, but the logo for the guild has been etched in the surface. The kit included the felt for the inner part of the pinkeep and the thread to attach the front and back discs, so I put it together.

Hey, it's little, but it's a finish!


  1. Well done , you did get to stitch , It's so dull here in the day time I have to wait untill the night . So I am doing a little more Knitting.
    Your so right about clubs , when I gave up running my one after 20 yrs , nobody wants to take the work on , just a couple of them now meet but they only do patchwork .
    Not many leaders out there .
    My ladies still phone and email me which is nice , but I went down with long Covid , and it's took time to even get my voice back and it's still not right , I also lost weight but slowly getting back to my old self , I still can stitch which is good .
    Have a lovely day , hugs June.

  2. The pin keep is so happy I got one too!

  3. The pin keep is adorable, Ann. Yay on getting the 'ropes' stitched!