Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In Which I Submit a Public Apology

Dear Embroidery,

Hey. It's been a while, hasn't it? I mean, I tried to figure out French knots in elementary school and then basically gave up. We never really got along well -- you always required that hoop and that thread which gets tangled so easily. And there was also that time I tried to make an alphabet sampler and left the hoop in too long and then the fabric was distorted. Remember how annoyed I was?

So I ended up abandoning you for a long while. With knitting, crochet, and sewing to keep me company, I thought I didn't need you. You seemed superfluous and vaguely pretentious.

Then on Friday, I saw the Bayeux Tapestry.

I'm sorry, ok? Mea culpa. I was too blind to see how awesome you can be. Maybe it was the multicoloured ships, maybe it was the border of strange birds, maybe it was the battle scene, but something in those 70 metres gripped me. So yes, I visited the gift shop and bought that kit, and yes, it is rather addictive.

Now I'm haunting Sublime Stitching, browsing the little embroidery shop near the house, and deciding whether I can embroider everyone I know pillowcases for Christmas in time.

If I ever doubt you again, then just send me a little flashback to Bayeux, and I'll snap back into shape.

Yours sincerely,


1 comment:

Mel said...

:( I was hoping for a little more d-izzle-drama...

...but, as always, well written ;)