22 March 2011

A picture update

I know it's been a while since I posted, but wanted to share my stitching progress with you. Blogger may not be playing nicely with me today, so I apologize in advance

I thought I would have Eden was a Garden done by now, but the chart isn't the best to read, and I think I kinda lost my mojo last week. I'm picking it back up again. Biography had two Charlie Sheen documentaries on last night, and I got a bit done watching that trainwreck.

Here is the Icy Dragon progress. I did get a lot done at the GTG on Saturday. The Marlitt does slow me down, but I would rather stitch with that than the DMC Satin. I don't know if I'll be able to get this done by the end of March, but I'm hopeful. If not then, by the middle of April. I've got to get working on the kitten project for the fair or it won't get done. My friend Debbie and I have a challenge going to get something in the fair this year.

His tail doesn't look very big, but, trust me, there are a lot of stitches in that thing.

Last night, on the way home from work, I stopped for my cross stitch magazines. I try not to criticize designs or designers because, well, I don't design and I don't feel qualified to critique that arena. I try to approach it in terms of I don't understand the design and perhaps my dislike is stemming from my lack of a use for it. I'm not a fan of the William and Kate designs because they're not my royals, and it would be rather silly of me to put another couple up on the wall when I have yet to get the prints of my own wedding.

But then I saw these. Feel free to go look--they're R rated, but no naughty bits are showing. I'll wait . . .

Looking at them, the internal dialogue started:

Me: WTF? Are they really getting it on? Did someone really design people getting it on?
Internal Me: Yes, stupid.
Me: Maybe I'm just imagining that's what they're doing. Maybe they're just hugging?
Internal Me: No. She looks just like Kate Winslet would have looked in the car scene if Titanic had been set 100 years later.
Me: Who would stitch that? What is your decorating theme if you're stitching . . . could you even get away with making those into pillows for the bedroom?
Internal Me: Look at Left-brain, and ask yourself who's gonna be the one to hide the porn pillows when someone housesits?

And that was the end of the discussion. I mean, I'm not a prude and these people are wearing more clothes than a few of the charts I really like. I can admire the ability to think this up. I just don't see the reason. I can't imagine them going on the wall in a place of pride. For anyone. Maybe I am more of a prude than I care to admit, it was just wierd.

Do you like them? If you like them, would you stitch them, for yourself, for your living room walls?


Shelley said...

Firstly, I'm loving your WIP updates.. they are coming along nicely. As for those designs.. hmm.. I've seen them before and had pretty much the same conversation in my head.. althoughhhh.. I may have done one when I was younger for my bedroom? Not sure.. I remember I had this wooden plaque that was hung on the wall with some romantic passionate kinda saying. But no - certainly not my cup of tea now.. I don't think its a prude thing (cause I don't think I'm a prude) .. anyway - not sure where I was going with all of that dribble :p

Lisa said...

Growing up in a family business, my father use to say, "There is a buyer for everything." I suppose the saying holds true for something like those designs..."there is a stitcher for every pattern." However, I don't think that you would find that in my stash :)
Nice progress on you projects!
Take care.

Julie M said...

Ha! Too funny with the internal dialogue! I do that all the time. Not my cup of tea either Rachel. I'm sure they are someone's cup though.

I'm glad it's you stitching Icy Dragon and not me. It's going to be beautiful but I do not like that Marlitt stuff! Eden is coming along. You'll have it done in no time!

Blu said...

Nice progress on your WIPs.
As for the designs, they're alright I guess: passionate not crude. And I'll admit I was expecting something a lot racier when I read your post lol!
Not something I'd stitch but I know a couple of people who would and put them up in their bedrooms.

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