Friday, February 16, 2007

Haven't you people ever heard of closing the goddamned door?

That almost makes me wanna take up cross-stitch, but I'd definitely put it on a flouncy, ruffly pillow. You know, so it would blend with my decor. There are more.

22 comments:

Beau said...

Cross-stitching ROCKS! I'm half-way through a project of Mucha's "Medea" that I scanned and had converted to a pattern. I can honestly say that the slow, methodical wave of pushing and pulling thread during boring TV nights is really soothing. I found it much more doable than knitting but that's just me.

Michael said...

Really? How did you learn, Beau?

Beau said...

Nothing to learn. You just buy the materials and follow the pattern. I'll take a picture of the piece I'm working on and send it to you so you can see what I'm talking about.

Michael said...

Yes, please!

Ur-spo said...

dear me
someone spent some time making these too.
well, to each his own!

Chaucer's Bitch said...

shit i wish i'd thought of that! i've been x-stitching for donkey's years, but all i ever do are floral designs. i'll be changing the focus of my work now.

(I also like crochet for keeping the hands busy while watching tv or movies. very mindless, crochet.)

Michael Guy said...

Oh, I started crossstitch year's ago: I was planning on 6 chair seats in a lyre/lute neoclassic motif.

The BF got a nice keyfob out of my efforts.

yaniboy said...

I haven't crossstitched in YEARS... although I did design a couple of my own patterns at one point (looking back on them now, they are kind of clunky looking)... but I totally agree with beau... the whole pushing and pulling of needle and thread is very soothing. These almost make me want to take it up again...

q60sgirl said...

I saw one on the wall at the hospital the other day. Pretty, petite and three dimensional feeling. It was little red robins flitting in a tree. Good for Yaniboy finding it soothing. I am much too impatient and even gave my sister one to finish, a Christmas snow scene one i had started for the tree. It was only a circle the size of your palm. She did a good job.

Jen said...

When I was in grade school, our librarian started a needlepoint tapestry project with all of the voracious readers. Each kid would read a book that had won a Newbery Medal, design a tapestry based on the plot, stitch it, and then Mrs. J would hang it in the library. I think I did 3 or 4 of them. I wonder if they're still there...

maddie said...

Cross-stitch is my calming hobby. I've made a few big ones for my friends and family. I have about 4 huge projects waiting to be done, or I would buy those patterns!

Chaucer's Bitch said...

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http://www.waxhoff.com/

The Other Andrew said...

Schatz, vo bist du?

Chaucer's Bitch said...

yah, vo ist mein flammenverfer?

The Other Andrew said...

Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voller Aale.

xiaoxia said...

Hahaha...Oh my God, these are HILAR! I'm making my way to the nearest color printer to print out some of these!

The Other Andrew said...

I must admit I had to check the spelling of Luftkissenfahrzeug!

BTW - if you want other translations of the famous "My hovercraft is full of eels" line from the Hungarian Phrasebook sketch by Monty Python, try here.

Michael said...

Ich bin schlafend und itching und träumend und mehr schlafend gewesen. Danke, liebchens.

Michael said...

PS Xiaoxia emerges from the depths of academe to enjoy the dirty cross-stitch! I started one this week. Or I should say, bought one, and it's waiting on my chairside table for me.

q60sgirl said...

Really...waiting being the key word here. If it were mine. Lets see how patient you are :)

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Michael said...

I need to be exposed to guys like Nate Berkus!

Don't we all. If only.