Monday, February 4, 2008


I'm doing the prep work for a project. I guess that makes me a sous-stitcher (ya know, like a sous-chef in the kitchen!) The hand-dyed floss is beautiful, and I love the variations apparent in the finished work. However, look closely at the label. See the two scary words? You can almost hear the knell of doom: "not colorfast." Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, baby, it tolls for thee. (John Donne gets the credit for that line--but I added the baby part.)
Some of you know exactly what that means: something so beautiful could just ruin the thing it's creating. So it's time to wash. And blot. And hang to dry. And (eventually) wind it on a card so it won't tangle while it's waiting to be stitched. All so I can sew this: Okay.


Colene said...

Not colorfast? What were they thinking? And.... in the spirit of fun, and someone did this to me once also, I'm sure you meant for whom the bell tolls, not " Do not ask for whem the bell tolls" LOL I hated it when Kate found a typo on my blog. John surely won't notice anyway. :)

Desi said...

Nope. No typo at all. None. Nope.

Chiloe said...

A stitcher's life can be tedious sometimes ;-) Can't wait to see your start !