I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pop Quiz

Hey Blog Buddies,

First of all, thank you for all your kind comments.  I appreciate them more than you know.

Now, for the pop quiz.  Have you ever done it in public?  At a baseball game?  In a park or on the beach?  On a bus or train?  I've done it in parks (but not the beach--too sandy), libraries, trains, cafeterias and on my desk at work (but only during lunch hour!) and county fairs.  I'm sure many of you have done it in a doctor's waiting room.  Sure, you may get some strange looks, but then there are some curious people who will come up to you and ask what you're doing and ask if they can do it with you.  And it's always more fun to stitch with a buddy.  Yes, stitching!  What did you think I meant?

As many of you may already know, this Saturday, February 4, is Stitch-in-Public Day here in the United States.  The Mothership (Embroidery Guild of America) is sponsoring this event.  When I told DH what I would be doing this Saturday, he was genuinely puzzled and asked what the point of it was.  So I explained:  (1) to get people interested in stitching; (2) to teach people to stitch who are so inclined; and (3) to promote our guild.

Here is the flyer.
As you can see it's from 10am to 4pm
at the Munster Public Library,
8701 Calumet,
Munster, Indiana.
If you're in the area,
bring a project, come on down,
and do it in public with us!
No sign-up or registration required.
We're a fun group and
we won't twist your arm to join the guild, I promise!

Here is what I've started this week:

Kinda looks like a goal post, doesn't it?
But it's my first attempt at
Ukrainian drawn thread embroidery.
The vertical sides are satin stitch,
the top row is hem stitch,
and the next row is Roman stitch.
That's all I've done so far.

Hope what you're doing today is fun.
Thanks for visiting.


Sarah said...

I don't stitch in public often, I'm always afraid I'll loose things if
I drag my stitching around too much - this sounds like a good excuse to try though, even if I'm not in the USA!

Have a great day, good luck with your 'goal post'!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I don't do it in public very often!!

Gill in Canada

robindefender said...

That was too funny! I don't stitch in public very often. The most public places I've ever stitched are an airplane and in the jury room at the courthouse.. the lighting inside the courtroom was amazing for stitching, much to my surprise.

Have fun this weekend, and good luck with the pulled/cutwork.

Beth Pearce said...

I have done it in way too many doctors offices and hospitals. Did it while taking chemo which did give me some great comfort, and conversation. I have done it in airplanes and buses and libraries and cars while waiting to pick up children. I have done it at swim meets, volleyball tournaments and hotel swimming areas while watching kids swim. I never did it at the baseball or softball diamonds, too afraid of dirt. I can say that I had not planned to stitch in public Saturday, but I guess I will head to the mall. Not too much fear of being enlisted in a Guild, I don't think there are any in the area.

cucki said...

i also dont stitch in public often..
good luck with your goal post..
hugs for you cucki xx

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Yes I have stitched in public, especially waiting in doctor's offices.

Shaunterria Owens said...

Stitching in public is an idea whose time has come! I am going to take my stitching with me everywhere from now on :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hi returning the following! What a great first post to read.
I must be an exhibitionist as I've often done it in public!
On the train for 8 years for a start. In the restaurant at work, on holiday, in airports, train stations, hospital waiting rooms, hospital beds, my Nana's death bed (seriously, I was stitching L&L Angelica, most appropriate).
I've had it called knitting, crochet, lace-making (??!!!) and "what's that"