HELLO OVER THERE IN THE NEXT ROOM.
San Diego is fantastically bright and sunshiney. It burns! It burns! My body is in shock from the vitamin D poisoning.
The flight to San Diego for the National Needlearts Association trade show gave me ample opportunity to practice my cross-crafting skills. It was a four-hour stitchfest, featuring one old sweater and a lot of embroidery floss.
The only rules I set up were 1) leave the ends loose so you can yank out anything that doesn’t look right and 2) be diagonal.
This went really, really fast, and I got into a massive groove. I don’t think I’m going to stop until I run out of embroidery floss.
Both flight attendants commented on my project. I think they were short on oxygen or just punking me, but they seemed to be really into this thing. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody do that before,” one said.
“I know!” I said. “I’ve never done it before either! I’m out of my mind!”
When I asked if she was crafty, she said, “No—well, I sew but I don’t sew. But you’re giving me ideas.” I didn’t really ask what those ideas might be, but I suspect one of them was likely “Reminder to self: Don’t sew stuff onto sweaters like that woman in 18A.”
In Marriott home decor news, thank you for making my home away from home seriously reminiscent of my home at home. Kermit and Eliot as throw pillows?!? THANK YOU for saving me from the task of taxidermying my cats when the time comes.
I don’t think there is a cat more cushionlike than Eliot.
A Persian cat with no shedding? It’s like a dream come true.
For those who wonder how Kay Gardiner could possibly create pillows featuring my cats, and wonder we do . . . The Spoonflower Handbook explains how to get from photo of house cat to three-dimensional, lovingly stitched, Japanese-linen-backed pillow. Seriously, these are really, really lovely portable cat tribute throw cushions. I can’t stop simultaneously loving them and laughing.
Oversize baggage? I’ll say!