Anywhoose....I was blown back in my chair by Ms. Stitch Bitch Her Very Self's Blog and the last few posts and discussions about art vs. craft and other things. I was immediately riveted, especially since I had to read and then re-read everything about ten times before my silly-assed brain could comprehend it.
Y'all should probably know that at one time I was actually capable of carrying on an adult conversation that included more than my now ever-present "woo hoos" and "anywhooses". I actually read books and wrote papers and understood more than a handful of big words. I could intelligently offer an opinion about something, defend a thesis, and even constuct a proper paragraph without needing the grammar checker thingie on the computer.
What the hell happend to me? My brain is now mush and I seem to be operating on the Kelly Bundy method of life (you know....if a new thing goes into my brain then an old thing needs to come out since there's only so much room in there). I am, in short, dumber than a bag of hammers.
Oh well. I suppose that every village needs an idiot, so.... here I am!
Stitching this weekend was made easy by the use of a floor stand. I haven't been very good about using one, especially since I didn't think it was compatible with the Happy Chair, but it turns out that I can adjust one of the arms to fit me just perfectly! (Why I didn't know this before is beyond me, but I highly recommend that the maker of these stands invests in an instructional video so that stitchers like me don't buy the darn things and then leave them up in their studios with dust on them because they don't know that you can move the arm thigie this way and that so that your needlework project sits in front of you properly and not on your boobs.)
Here's LJP's "Star Spangled Quilt":
I really love the colors Laura used for this...Watercolors "Flame"and "Night Sky". The metallic that I used is Kreinik 1/16th ribbon and I actually used my laying tool and got it nice and flat (gasp with astonishment if you must). I've enjoyed working on this so much that I think I'll keep going until it's finished. Then, if I really get my act together, I'll take it for framing rather than adding it to my too-large "finished, but unfinished" pile.
That's the report from Chez Spinster today, kids. I'm going to go sit down and try to think intelligent thoughts for a bit. This, of course, will mean that a nap will be required before I can even think about finishing the rest of the day.
"I wonder who my Mommie blamed for making her stupid before I came along?"