"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!