Sunday, October 29, 2006

A Good Stitching Day


I have to admit, I got this idea from another girl's blog, a Yahoo 360, which I think is fun and refreshing after Blogger's many problems. Although I do have a problem with freaks leaving their saliva all over my disgusting avatar (above) there and inviting me to a cyber roll. Just goes to show no matter how unattractive you try to appear on the Internet, there are abominations the world over who think you're a hottie. LOLOLOL!!!


Her name is Rene, but I don't have the link to her 360 blog. I loved reading hers and seeing her WIPs. She said what I thought was brilliant, and it doesn't take much for me to call something brilliant with my brain as its middle age peaks and starts its downward trend. Her words were, "I had a good stitching day." So simple, yet so complex to those who don't have any insight into the soul of a stitcher. Some people don't even know how to stitch and have never been exposed; some look at a large, complex piece and can't appreciate the hours spent in the making; some are afraid of it and would rather spend their time climbing their respective social ladders, buying expensive things; and some brush it off with one look, stating they don't have the patience. The last one really makes me mad. What a cop-out. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. They say that about anything anyone does that's creative. I've heard that about sewing on a machine, crocheting, etc. Yet, they'll ask you to whip something up for them without a thought as to your own patience. Any skill takes patience. Patience is a virtue. Get a life....get some virtue.

10 comments :

Susieq said...

I agree. I also do not like the comment "I don't have the time to sit and stitch like you do". It's like they are saying to me "I have a life and you don't". Makes me a little PO'd

susieq

Barbara said...

Well said, Nancy. These people can't begin to know the love and effort that goes to a stitched piece be it smalls or BAP's.

It is their loss, I tell ya!

Wendy said...

There is definitely a lot to be said for a Good Stitching Day! There is nothing better than a quiet few hours of stitching, with my feet up, a nice drink by my side, and a good old movie to watch.

Dianne said...

You only get good at something if you try it and try it until you get it! : )
It's so much easier for some people to become a couch potato and vegetate.
Stitching and doing creative things does a mind and body good.

Stitchingnow said...

Amen sister you tell them...I love my stitching time and so Pi@@ on the ones who do not understand...

Meari said...

You mean you're not a hottie? Darn. I know what you mean, though. I use to find the most disgusting pic on the net and put it in my yahoo profile and sure 'nuff some idiot wanted to cyber roll.

You can't even imagine (OK, maybe you can) how many times people have seen me stitching and said, "You must have a lot of patience." Out of everyone in my family, my sister and niece are the only ones who really know and appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into a stitched piece. My brother looks at me like I'm crazy to put 8 hours into a tiny piece that's made into a card, and given away. Pffft!

Von said...

Go, Nancy!

Shelleen said...

I have to agree with people not understanding that it is a stress release. I hear alot of the "I don't have patience" but they sit in a bar and drink.

J Rae said...

Totally agree! :-)

valda said...

And I also agree!