Jul 14, 2008


Phooey....I stitched my eyeballs out last night, but am still unclear as to whether it is OK if I post pics of it. Oh, where's that damn rule book when you need it? (See, I figure that I p*** enough people off during the course of any given day....I don't need to add the NANI girls to that list.) So if anybody's out there who knows whether or not it is acceptable to post pics of a class exclusive project, please weigh in.

Today has me thinking about guilt. I was sitting in the office typing away when I noticed the landscaping crew weeding my flower beds. Stewey decided that he needed to go out to supervise, and I felt like a boob watching them work without "doing something". So I whipped up a big pitcher of lemonade and pranced outside like Miss Martha Friggin' Stewart Her Very Self. Although much appreciated, the girls doing the weeding thought I was nuts. "Miss Rich...you PAY us to do this. You don't need to feel like you need to give us more. Weeding your flower beds is part of your monthly HOA dues."

I still felt like a boob.

So then I had to call the mortgage company and ask why oh why my monthly payment was going up $200. Turns out it took about an hour and half to do this, and I found myself apologizing for taking up so much of the gentleman's time. (His name completely escapes me, but I'm not sure I'd get it right anyway since he was in India). So as I'm offering up the metaphorical pitcher of lemonade and apologizing for taking up so much of his time he says "Miss Rich, clearly this situation was our mistake and we should be apologizing to you for the length of time it is taking us to correct it."

Boob feeling time #2.

What the heck has me so damn guilty? I'm a nice person. Really. I am. I try to be pleasant and polite and not step on toes. I mind my manners and pay my taxes and do the best I can not to be a drain on society. I'm just a spinster who needs a little love every now and then....is that so wrong?

Well, the good news is that Chrissy is en route to talk me off the ledge and I am sure that all of this guilt will just wash away in mere moments. I'm going to adopt her reverse rotation, and I'm going to do it with impunity. Methinks we might actually start something new! WIP basket be damned! Guilt schmilt, folks! It's time for some stash-fondling, color-izing, canvas-unrolling, chart-perusing goodness! Woo Hoo!


  1. Coni, I know what you mean about guilt! I was rather pleased to read what you wrote, because if in the same situation, I would probably have done something similar.... Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog, love your sense of humor. Have fun stitching!

  2. It is nice to know that people still appreciate what others do for them. Have fun with your reverse rotation.

  3. Hi Coni,

    There is nothing wrong with being nice to others! Even when they are doing something nice for you. Actually it helps everyone get through another busy day. :-)

    There have been many and I do mean many discussions about copy right laws on the different stitching discussion lists! :-)

    What I do on my blog is that I make sure that I take pictures that are not 100% clear so no one can stitch the project from my pictures. I do try to make sure that you can see what I'm stitching. :-)

    Of course, if anyone objected, I would remove the pictures from my blog. I know that designers need to protect their work but since I always give them credit, that is if I remember who designed the canvas/design, I'm helping them with advertising. :-)

    Have fun with your reverse rotation and let us know what you start!

    I do enjoy reading your blog and I'm usually sitting here with a big smile on my face as I'm reading the latest post!

    Windy Meadow

  4. Coni, you're just a hoot, I love you and I don't even know you! Anyway, if doing nice things for others makes you happy, then DO IT. Don't ever feel guilty for having a happy heart, you can never go wrong with loving kindness and as long as you're putting it out into the world, it will be returned to you...maybe not right then, but it will, at just the right moment!

    I see class projects posted ALL THE TIME on blogs and have never heard of any rule saying you can't or shouldn't post about them. Having seen several of the Shepherd's Bush retreat project pictures, I know that it increased the anticipation for me and a few of my stitching friends, waiting with baited breath for when they'd be released for sale. So I'd say you're only helping the designer by sharing.
    Just my 2 cents. I'm no expert though!