Back in the good old summertime
this is what a stone pathway looked like
Lovely but to me not looking like a pathway.
For three days last week I unpicked all that work!
The tools of an unpicker include
a beautiful thread cutter
(A gift from the Mahone Bay Quilt Group)
the inventors of which would never have imagined
their tape would be part of a stitchers tool box.
With all that unpicking threads were sticking to everything.
Then I remembered a tip from years back.
Snip the stitches on the wrong side
Lay some tape over the stitches on the right side.
Pull back the tape
the threads can't escape that sticky surface!
That unpicking took me three days.
I did take breaks
like the day we walked the Rusty Pups
up the mountain
in deep virgin snow.
Since then I have spent days trimming and
stitching stones into
what I think looks more like
I am content.
As you can see I now have a mountain of trimmings
for which I will find another project.
May your days be filled with stitching things together
not so much taking them apart!