So Mother's Day...that came and went. Here's the present I made for my mother. Not really a sentiment that I espouse...sometimes when I was stitching it, it made me a little depressed. Sure, shoes can give you special powers, but they're only a tool. I should have finish-finished it for Sunday but I'm a slacker so it just went out today. My aunt and grandmother were here though, so we had brunch at my sister's house. They got me a nice periwinkle lacecap hydrangea for... being a woman who chose not to use her womb? It's the thought that counts.
Today I went to see the dude's boss. The dude works in career services, so it's sort of a no brainer to get help from his office. She had a lot of good ideas for me. On the way home, at the bus station, this guy asked about the 104. Then he started chatting with me, telling me he was from Colombia and it was his first time on the bus. "A lot of blacks," he says. What the hell do you say to that? "In fact, Philadelphia is 45% African American." Then he gives me a look like that's a bad thing. So I say, "we're all the same: some rich, some poor, some bad, some good." He says, "But there's a lot of crime in Philadelphia." The conversation continues from there and it transpires he is from Medellin, Colombia. Um, MEDELLIN once the most violent city in the world. (Philadelphia isn't even the most violent city in America.) Oh, you clean up your act for a couple of years and you get to be the pot calling the kettle black? The mind boggles.
In the spirit of bringing together all races, I want to point out that I made that three color cord on the easel. I followed the not entirely comprehensible directions of Marcia Brown in the Fall 1998 issue of Fine Lines. (The dude read them and was at a loss.) Not bad, huh?
Oops almost forgot the most important part: the backing fabric. Thanks to dd (she of RR fame) who not only thought of it but also bought the fabric and sent it to me. Sweet!
Edited to add: The pattern is Lizzie*Kate's Cinderella. I changed the colors to make them match better with the backing fabric. That lime green is the called-for DMC; darker green is WDW spring grass; dark red is GAST cranberry; the star is GAST poppy; lighter blue is GAST Tropical Ocean. I don't know what I used for the darker blue and the medium red, but surely your conversion will be as good as mine!