31 July 2008

Still here, still stitching

I know, it's wierd to get two non-stitching posts from me. I promise I am still stitching. It's just that I am really busy this week.

I do have to share. I got the second part of my order from 123 Stitch yesterday, and I think I was more entranced by the fact that there was a square of cardboard in the envelope than the charts, LOL. I was like, "Oh, boy, ORNAMENT backing!" But I was happy to get my charts. It was the new July Kats by Kelly and a Mosey and Me of Molly. I love Molly! She looks like the twins . . . or they look like her. Anyway, since I promised them I would stitch more dog charts, I thought she was appropriate, since I always feel like I am cheating on them if I stitch another kind of dog and she looks just like them . . . if they had tails and were pit bull mixes, LOL.

Anyway, I have cardboard now. Woo hoo!

I have to say, the Halloween fairy looks great and is really a joy to work on. I am done the upper part of her body, other than the beading. I even started on the fancy sparkly parts. Since I am working in a hoop, and this is a large design (I'm doing it on 28, not 32-count, but that can't make THAT much of a difference, really, can it? I don't think so. It is bigger than it looks in the magazine), I am saving the beading til the end. But I am super happy with how it looks. My poor mother thought it was a reprint of the kits we bought, and asked me why I was doing it from the magazine and not from those expensive kits. I told her that it was a companion piece, not the same. She was OK then.

But I have a question: Where are my poor little fairy's wings? I mean, doesn't a fairy have to have wings to be "a fairy?" Otherwise, she is just a very tiny person or an elf, and I've never seen a Halloween elf. That's a frightening thought, come to think of it, sorta like how I imagine those Irish fairies to be; apparently they aren't anything like the fairy godmothers in Cinderella. I've decided she is more like a witch, since she lacks wings. It works for me.

I did get into a little tiff with a co-worker over her. My co-worker's very religiously conservative. She doesn't "do" Halloween. That's OK. I don't mind that, but I don't like when people are rude about it (another co-worker was going to pray over me because I ate a lollipop shaped like a skull). She likes my stitching, so she wanted to see her. And she asked what she was. I told her she was a Halloween fairy. She told me she was ugly. Well, I let her know how I felt about that. I said, "She is not ugly. You are only saying that because she's a Halloween Fairy. If she was a fall Fairy, you would be fine with her." She agreed. That kinda ticked me off. No one has ever said my work is ugly. And she's not ugly! She's pretty. She's fairly innocuous. If she wasn't holding up that Trick or Treat thing, and if you remove the cobwebs at her feet, she's a Fall Fairy!



Jennifer said...

People are so stupid. What on earth would possess someone to say what you're working on is ugly? You just don't do that.

I probably would have told her it wasn't the fairy that was ugly, but her attitude about it, and to mind her own business next time. Actually, I probably would have said, "I'm sorry you feel that way, but I don't think you telling me something I am working hard on is ugly OR very Christian of you."

Daffycat said...

I'm sorry you have to put up with rude, ugly coworkers!

And your fairy is not ugly...I don't especially like stitching fairys but when I saw the magazine one I was sure tempted! Enjoy your stitching and ignore the stupid, narrow-minded people you work with!

LoneStar said...

Good grief! Whatever her views on Halloween, you can still be civil and compliment the work whether you agree with the subject matter being stitched or not!

Even if I didn't like another stitcher's design, I'd never tell her that her stitching was ugly. I'd compliment the stitching and all the work she has put into it.

Pumpkin said...

LOL! You know, I NEVER even noticed that. I thought fairies were supposed to have wings. I'm so jealous that you've started her! I'm just waiting for my fabric :o)

That was very rude. I don't care if she has her own thoughts about Halloween but to comment on someone's work like that is not appropriate in my books.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls