Tuesday, April 28, 2009

this ain't your grandma's embroidery

I'm ready. The nursery is done. The stroller is sitting by the front door. The clothes are all washed and put into her drawers. Diapers- check. Lotion- check. Bum balm- check. The bags are packed. Check, check, check.


And yet. . .


I can't be done. I must be doing. . . something.


So there is this little embroidery project I started. A custom lampshade for the nursery.


If you know me at all you know that I must, MUST be doing something creative or my leg starts to shake and my fingers fumble. And it get irritable in the most inconvenient way.

Have you seen these books? Are you aware that embroidery has made a huge comeback thanks in part to Jenny Hart. All the cool people (a.k.a. stay-at-home wanna be crafters) are doing it.
My next challenge. Crewel.

I used to facilitate several book groups but I find that book groups breed contention and so I've given them up. I can't listen to one more person complain because the book had a swear word or touched on a politically charged topic.

I'm going to start an embroidery group. Who wants to join? We will meet at my house once a month. I will serve rich chocolate desserts and we will give out free therapy to each other. This will be our first project to set the tone for the group.




If you can't fly with this, you best stay home.

P.S. I'm up four runs and down three pounds!

12 comments:

Michelle Springer said...

Buahaha! And what will that bad boy go on? A pillow for the nursery perhaps?! If I where you, I would start taking some power naps and bank some serious sleep hours. You know very well that you are going to need it soon!!

Sin City Spuds said...

Oh, please tell me you did not lost three pounds by running four times! Argg! I have been to the gym every day since Jan. 1 and I am down a measly one and a half pounds. I think I'll go drown my sorrows in a pint of Chunky Monkey.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, my gosh. Sign me up. And if I can't be in yours, I might start one of my own!

Ilena said...

I'm in! Chocolate, sewing of some sort, & therapy ~ love it!

Shelley said...

I wish I had a jaguar at my feet when I'm doing my hair naked with my red pumps on. That is too cool!

Mama Nirvana said...

Wish I lived within driving distance and I would be there. I have been an embroidering fool these past months and have even designed several of my own patterns. It is very addictive -- I think it's all the pretty colors.

Amy

Postcards and Coasters said...

Congrats! I've done marathons and never lost weight. As a matter of fact I weigh less when I don't run.

Where do I sign up for this class?

Jennifer said...

I am so in for an embroidery night! Just ay the word and I'll be there!

Katy and Paul said...

Oh how I do wish I could join your group, alas, I am stuck in the land of big hair and fake flowers. I LOVE Amelie's room. My daughter Eloise has a very like-minded theme. If my husband would process the photos I would post a link. Instead I think I will start an embroidery project to showcase my disappointment in the pickins of amazing mormon chicks around here with which to hang.

Kroegers Calling said...

Where did you get that picture that Nathan took of me and why are you using it for an embrodery group you snarky girl?

Irene said...

I sit here with teary eyes after viewing your lovely homage to your dream come true. My son was one day old when we adopted him 17 years ago. I recall the beauty and gratitude I felt just like it was yesterday.

jojo said...

I am up for the " tapestry" group. Yes, that is what we call it in England and I used to stitch away with my granny. It's only been 26 years. The chocolate is what I am really coming for and the yummies better be good.