Monday, February 7, 2011
You know something? I kind of know nothing about football. I'm usually a very attentive person, fascinated with how things work, detailed rules and rituals, etc, but somehow football throws all of that out the window. Every time I watch it, I imagine I'm watching a very clumsy and extremely confusing ballet. With big dudes. Who look really mean. Punctuated by fascinating, but equally confusing whoops and screams from everyone around me, who magically know the proper moment at which to whoop and scream... And so needless to say, every time I watch football, I occupy myself entirely with something else. :)
Case in point - the pillowcase I stitched almost in entirety in the 4-5 hours I was supposedly watching the Superbowl. :) Again using the free patterns from last month's Doodle stitchalong, it's another pillowcase with a goofy phrase, this time "home sweet home" rather than "gnome sweet gnome."
I love the cute little kid patterns, and so did all the curious people looking over my shoulder while I stitched them... :)
It's really fun to stitch around people who don't craft - I always expect people to poke fun at me, but usually everyone is fascinated by the idea that anybody makes anything anymore. I love the different names people give to whatever I'm making - it's a rare bird that actually knows I am embroidering - usually they calling it sewing or crochet or knitting. :)
Here's the little toadstool house in progress:
Almost done - just futzing with the "home sweet home" which came out a bit more crooked than I planned. And aside from that, just working hard on the Feeling Stitchy February stitchalong, and minding a lot of other little pots on the fire... :)
How about you? Did you watch the Superbowl or just craft through it? :)