I've had starred messages from Google Alerts in my inbox for months and months. Some of them even passed their sell-by date. Without further ado, some interesting news stories from the interwebs.
Channel Your "Inner Nana"
See what I mean? There are tons of these stories presenting it each time as if it were new. Still, who does needlework on the toilet? That may be the next poll.
Old Lady Crafts Meet Manga
The good news is that we are one of the liveliest online communities. She's trying to dismantle the stereotypes with her book, but does the article help or hurt that initiative?
Our Craft is Moldy
It seems anyone can write about things they know next-to-nothing about. Again, the main assumption is that cross-stitch is best for aphorisms—we just need to enhippen (modernize) the sayings. Of course, aphorisms are better than country countriness. (I think we’ve got the old lady count up by three so far.)
Is this the opposite of who we are?
Or the only opposite? Or only the obvious opposite?
Embroidery for Geeks.
Define geeky? At least there is no mention of old ladies.
Personally, I love how cross-stitch "really ties the room together."
Old Lady Count: 12