She learned the stitch this week, and is very proud of the achievement.
Where, as in private herbaria, the specimens are not liable to be handled with great frequency, a stitch here and there round the stem, tied at the back of the sheet, or slips of paper passed over the stem through two slits in the sheet and attached with gum to its back, or simply strips of gummed paper laid across the stem, may be resorted to.
Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today to save nine tomorrow.
Until recent years the forest birds did much to atone for this deficiency, for among them the tui and makomako rank high as songsters, while the apteryxes, kakapo, weka and stitch-bird are of peculiar interest to science.
By the time she'd made the second stitch, he was unconscious and she was sick to her stomach.