The Saga of the Red Thread
by Your Intrepid Stitcher
As we enter the sewing studio of your intrepid stitcher (hereinafter known as IS) we are greeted by many different little piles. Here a pile of yarn, there a pile of little stitcheries, and over there - yes, over there - we see a pile of plastic boxes chuck full of embroidery flosses. As the scene unfolds we see our IS stitching merrily away but coming to the realization that if she were a clever person she would damp stretch the little stitcheries as she goes along. "Yes, a marvelous plan" said she to herself and proceeded to pin out a number of little bits onto her board. A spritz of water and our IS went back to stitching more. "This is fun" she thought.
Time unfolds. Drying happens and our IS decided it was time to remove her freshly stretched stitcheries. But wait! What's this? "Oh, no...... (bleep, bleep)...." Just look at this....
Some of the red embroidery floss has run!! It's made a huge mess. And now our not-so-thrilled IS will be re-stitching several of the wee stitcheries. Good thing she's stubborn!
As this tale unfolds, the IS is eyeing her plastic box chock full of different shades of red threads and wondering 'Which one is the Culprit". "Which one needs to be thrown into the Great Wastebasket Collector?" Our IS is also bemoaning the fact that for once in her stitching life she actually put something AWAY as she went and therefore the offending culprit is now merrily sticking their tongue out at her and saying 'catch me, if you can'.
As this story goes to press, your IS is pleased to inform you that the offending stitcheries have been re-stitched....with non bleeding thread AND the little blighter has been banished to the Wastebasket Collector.
- have a look at the gallery HERE.
- THIS is a really cute design and could use some scraps from your stash - and would make great gifts too (or used as the gift bag with something else tucked inside).
- Have a peek at the work done by THIS amazing artist.
Today your quote is courtesy of Winston Churchill... "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts"