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Familial Sadness

  • Posted on August 10, 2005 at 5:13 pm

I know I said that I wasn’t going to post anything intelligent today, but it’s a significant date which depresses me and I just can’t ignore it.

Today is my brother’s birthday. One year ago today, I posted about finding an article that he helped to write in a scientific (computer) journal. Unfortunately, that post was lost last year in the great database debaucle; however, I still remember it. And I remember wishing him well, wherever he is and whatever he is doing.

That wish still holds true today. But even more, I wish him happiness. In everything.

So, my dear brother, no matter what has happened or will happen, you are my brother and I love you. Always.

Stitching Blogger’s Question of the Week – 08/10/2005

  • Posted on August 10, 2005 at 10:43 am

I’m successfully getting the Wednesday notices of the next Stitching Blogger’s Question, so I’m going to start trying to keep up with these from now on.

This week’s question is:

What do you do with the framed stitching that you keep? Do you hang it up and leave it in one place, never to move it? Or do you have a rotation, where you have one place for stitched pieces and switch them out according to mood or season? Maybe a mixture of both?

Hahahahahahahhahahhahhahahahaaaaa! Sorry, had to pick myself up off of the floor with that one. Are you kidding me? There are two parts of that initial question that totally crack me up.

First is the assumption that I actually keep anything I stitch. ROFL. I rarely keep these things to myself; instead, I tend to give them away fairly liberally to anyone who expresses interest. Posting a comment to my photo gallery about a piece will usually result in it ending up in your hands at some point. 🙂

Second is the assumption that I frame anything, which implies the additional assumption that I actually FINISH anything. ROFLMAO. I practically need to wipe away the tears, I’m laughing so hard. Let me just say that the only piece that I have framed in my house is the Frost Fairy from Barbara Baatz’s Faeries book on which I completed the stitching in my college years and my mother conspired with my then-boyfriend, now-husband to get him to mail it to her in a tube so that she could have it framed as a surprise present for me. And I wouldn’t say that it’s actually “hanging” anywhere… it’s more just sitting on my mantle, resting precariously against the stone facade of our fireplace.

But seriously, the answer is when and if I ever finish and frame anything that I have planned, they have very specific spots on my walls in which they will reside until kingdom come. I’m not prolific enough at this point to worry about running out of wall space. I have plenty of years ahead of me for that!

I would say that I’m planning a mixture of both, though, as I want to complete every season of the Victoria Sampler seasonal banners and then rotate them out per season.

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