Monday, March 9, 2009

It's a Crewel, Crewel World (068/365)

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"I'm good at embroidery. It's what I always wanted to do.... Yep, instead of whoring, I just wanted to do fancy embroidery."

Lillian Hellman (American playwright and memoirist, 1905-1984), Another Part of the Forest, Act 2 (1946). Spoken by the character named Laurette Sincee. Engaged to marry Oscar Hubbard, a member of a distinguished Alabama family in 1880, she is telling her betrothed of her career ambitions. "Laurette is about twenty, pig-face cute, a little too fashionably dressed."

TIME: 12:37 PM (January 19, 2007)
PLACE: Dining Room 
SUBJECT: Crewel embroidery

I stitched this flower garden in 1977 when I was ten years old.  I attempted to take a picture of this today, but it just wasn't happening.  Then I remembered that I had taken pictures of this embroidery already for my other blog back in the day.  So what am I trying to say?  I'm archiving it today baby.  Yep, day 68 has kicked my ass and I am resorting to an older photo.  Oh, the embarrassment! Oh, the humility!  Nevertheless, the necessity of needing a photo for today trumped any embarrassment of going to the archives.  I do feel better knowing that I DID take many pictures of this crewel embroidery today, but I like this one that I took in January of 2007 better!


Oz Girl said...

I guess we all did the embroidery thing when we were younger ... I have one I did when my son was born. I was looking at it last week, thinking, I DID THIS?! I can't imagine having the patience for it now. Yours is quite beautiful, and I love the photo too. :)

Christina said...

So nice, and great colors!

Sujomi (SuzyHomemaker) said...

Oz Girl - I still enjoy it when I can. I like counted cross stitch as well, must be the accountant in me!

Christina - Thank you...the colors are very seventies, back in fashion now!