Well, it’s the end of 2010 and I haven’t worked on nearly as much art/craft as I hoped I would. Do I hear “resolution?” No. I hear “goal.” Here is my goal for January, 2011: at least 2 posts per week, no weeks skipped.
I’ll leave you and 2010 with a piece I made a few years back. Be safe everyone!
I learned embroidery Monday night (3 nights ago) and have already made 3 things. The first, my cat, was done from a photograph. The second and third ones were hand drawn. To make things even better, I found that watching stand-up comedy while working is PERFECT! I usually get too distracted by having to actually WATCH what is on the TV. With stand-up, I can just listen and keep plugging along.
Now, I don’t know who to blame for not teaching me embroidery. My mother? Surely she didn’t think that teaching cooking, hand sewing, machine sewing, cross stitch, and latch hook work was enough for her son! I mean, what was wrong with this woman?! But all the blame doesn’t lie with her. Just 50%. The other 50% lies with my former roommate, Sarah, who used to do embroidery all the time at our house. Sure, she offered once to show me how to do it and I declined, but I can’t see how that is my fault. Clearly BOTH my mother and my friend have joined the ranks of women who have failed me, alongside the likes of that female cop who gave me a ticket for having an expired license plate. I mean, what’s 8 months expired?! I mean, really? Oh, and that woman who sold me a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s in Alabama. I choked on that thing!
I went to the Etsy Labs last night and was taught embroidery! I can’t believe my mother never taught me that. Surely she didn’t really think cross-stitch, latch work, sewing, and cooking were enough to teach her son?!
Anyway, we were being led by Cindy Steiler of marysgranddaughter. It was Custom Pet Portrait night and I brought this picture of Waylon Fluffings.
And this is what I made!
Very happy indeed. Not sure how I’m going to display it. I thought of stitching it onto a throw pillow for our new couch. Or possibly framing it. What is your vote?