So, I was embroidering the other day... in public! Thanks to my good blogging friend, Cal, I embroidered at a "Denim After Dark" event at Madewell in SOHO. I was nervous about embroidering on demand, because I am such a perfectionist, so of course I practiced for 2 nights before on denim fabric my sister gave me ages ago:
That "sampler" is very itty-bitty - I scored the tiny hoops at the Michael's in Queens last week, sitting patiently on the R train for 40 minutes to get to craft heaven. Usually I visit Pearl on Canal St., but I wanted hoops, thread, and an all-around better selection so I took a special trip there. I can't describe the thrill I feel when stepping into a craft store and smelling all it's cold, air-conditioned... craftiness. :)
It was fun to keep my hands busy and much easier to stitch on denim than I thought. Everyone was so friendly, there was a DJ playing, and there's nothing like having someone watch what you're doing, smile and comment. People were so shocked that people "still embroider" and it was so nice to share this little piece of my life with other people...
It was so much fun... I would do it again in a second. Have any of you ever crafted in public?