Monday, October 24, 2005

How Can I Lie to You?

I grew up Catholic. They have this concept called a "sin of omission." That means that if you don't do something you were morally obligated to do, you've fucked up. My mother has morphed this into her own special brand of guilt-trip called the "lie of omission." That means that if you don't tell something that you should have, well, you get the idea.

I've been keeping a secret.

I've been taking a project on the train. I've never told you about it. It's not a secret project--everyone's allowed to have those. I just didn't want to tell you because I am supposed to be finishing projects, not starting them.

It's a Krienik "Remember the Ladies" kit. I bought it when Pete was out of work. I was going to give it to him for a gift of some sort. "Enough is as a feast." It made me all teary to think of it when he wasn't working. I wanted to make sure he knew that what we had was enough for me. I'll try to get a picture of my progress soon--I haven't photographed it because I was keeping it secret from you, so I wouldn't be embarrassed by not focusing on finishing what I've already got on the go.

5 comments:

Barbara said...

Anna, I love it. I really love the sentiment. It's good to remember that enough is a gift, not something to be assumed.

jo said...

Love it. Have it. Will have to find it again. But I guess I should finish "Remember the Ladies" first...

Kali said...

Looks great! I am the queen of too many starts and not enough finishes, there should be a 12 step program for this :)

Lee said...

It's going to be wonderful! I stitched a sampler with a saying that would make me teary-eyed, too. It said, "I have learned that being with those I love is enough."

Tallulah said...

I love it too, it's a fantastic sentiment. Where I come from we say "Enough is as good as a feast" so it's interesting that it has been shortened (or we lengthened it, maybe). Anyway, it's fabulous, what a great idea, you're so sweet :)