Measi over at Measi's Musings hosts this fun SAL...stitch like it's the end of the world!
This month's question is "If you have any of your pieces on display in your home, which attracts the most plaudits?"
Honestly? I have my Viking Head on the wall, but no one has noticed. When I had my Halloween stuff hanging all over the livingroom, no one said a word. It is largely unnoticed and generally people don't care. This does sound horrible doesn't it? It's not. It's just proof as to who really should be in my house! HA, HA!
Of course, there is the dilemma for the person who may or may not understand that what they are looking at is actual cross stitch. I'm sure we have all experienced that awkward moment.
Last year when I gave Vinnie Stretch to my Co-worker and our manager came over and "loved the beads!" when, in fact, there wasn't one bead present...it's an illusion they can't quite figure out, ha, ha. Or my ABSOLUTE favorite! The person thinks your hours and days and weeks of stitching is STORE BOUGHT, factory produced stuff. They have a difficult time understanding that this was made by hand. I don't know whether to be offended or laugh at their ignorance. I tell them it's okay they didn't know, but now I ask myself...was (or is) it really okay?
I guess my truest answer to this month's question is: none. No plaudits. If I wasn't such a hard core berserking stitcher, I might not even do it anymore...GASP!!! Well that is a lie...we all know I would still stitch LIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD...it's how I roll.
Until next time.....KEEP ON STITCHIN'!