My mom can't come to the blog right now. I've revoked her computer privileges and sent her to her room to think about how she might get herself in line with the new order around here. You see, there's a new sheriff in town, and this particular sheriff isn't going to put up with the present state of the union much longer.
I give you Exhibit A:
See how nicely my toys are put away? See how they're all neatly contained in their basket? See how I've taken the time to carefully place them in a proper place for safekeeping so that when I decide to play with them again they'll all be in one place?
Now let's take a look at Exhibit B: Can you believe this mess?! Have you ever seen such a disgusting display of disregard for tidiness? What the heck is she thinking with this filthitude sprawled out all over the damn place?
Mom read that today is the Festival of the Broken Needles, so she decided to make a needle case. My Aunt Chrissy gave Mom a kit for Christmas, so at about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the big fat fanny got planted in the chair and after a lot of cursing and computer YouTube viewing and guessing and futzing, Mom managed to make this colossal mess and put some parts of the needlebook together.
She has it in her head that hand applique is going to be her next "thing", but after inspecting the results, methinks she better stick with stitching. Either that, or she's going to have to find somebody to teach her how to do it properly, the way my Aunt Chrissy so patiently showed her how to put thread to needle and then needle to linen.
If you've never heard of the Festival of Broken Needles before, check out Miss Susan's blog. (I have to warn you, though. Once you've gone there your eyes will weep with yearning because of the complete brilliance that is Miss Susan and her work):http://plays-with-needles.blogspot.com/
As for me, I'm off to the perch for a little snooze in the sunshine while I've got a little peace and quiet around here. (Don't worry....I'll let the old lady out of her time out in time for her to clean up the mess and make a little something special for dinner.)
Have a Happy Tuesday!
With love from your pal,