The Crazy Suburban Mom: Happenstance is sublime and so is stitching...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happenstance is sublime and so is stitching...

 Did you ever read the exact right thing at the right time?   Happenstance is such cool beans...

Last week I found a quote that wrapped and stuck a bow on my state of  mehness; totally explained how I feel.  I thought it was winter but Henry might be right, it might  be -- Old.

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." ~ Henry Ford

No idea how Henry knew I've been feeling creaky and flat but I decided to take his advice and learn me something new.  

And since I'm so way, way, deep down in the doldrums (I'm measuring my distance from chipper in light years) I wanted to learn something fun.  Something bright and cheery, something kinda artistic too.  But  wacky.  Oh. And cheap too. (I won't be picking up gold-leafing any time soon.)

I decided on embroidery.

I always pick up other people's  embroidery at thrift stores so I thought, Why not?   The supplies are minimal, it's not (all that) time consuming and when I'm done I'll have something concrete.  Something I can hold in my hands and feel  warm-fuzzy accomplishment about.

 I just had to find something fun to embroider. No problem, stitichable fun found at Sublime Stitching.  "This ain't your gramma's embroidery!™, they say on their site.  And so true.  

I bought two heat-transferable patterns, $5 each - and they are on sale for the next few days for half that.  CRAZY! - Or should I say, Krazy.   I got Krazy Kitchen and Vintage Lamps.  

I made my first poke this afternoon on a flour sack kitchen towel.

It's the timer from Krazy Kitchen.

I kinda love it, and not awful for a first try, right?

Can't decide if the timer needs more do-dah and if  the towel needs more tarting up, but I will definitively do more embroidery (probably tomorrow).  This was way fun, in fact...

 I feel younger already.

PS - And because everything is within six degrees of my Filofax, I made an embroidery section in my Filofax using the postcard Sublime Stitching sent with my order.   

Sublime Stitching doesn't know I posted this, I'm just a customer.


Sandy 2/7/12, 10:37 PM  

Good for you, my friend! I used to "tit tat" as my Grandmother called it, way, way back in the day. I haven't done anything like that in years! Once you get started, the possibilities are endless! I can't wait to see what all you do!

Babes Mami 2/8/12, 7:42 PM  

I LOVE Sublime Stitching!!

Meg McG 2/14/12, 12:29 PM  

It's a ton of fun to embroider, I hope you continue to enjoy it! I love sublime stitching. Best tools and textiles anywhere!

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