Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Face that Launched 1000 Stitches

Oh sure, he's Kate Moss's boyfriend but it's still hard to believe he could inspire cross-stitch. And yet... This woman is cross-stitching her text messages. All of them. Including the deep, momentous message from Doherty, "Eels slip down a treat." In American English, it doesn't even mean anything. She believes the folorn medium of text messages should be memorialized; some of these messages are meaningful. I'm pretty sure that unless you've got philosophers for friends, most of your text messages can slip into oblivion unnoticed.

Is the world gone crazy, and the rest of us hadn't noticed?

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

Um, wow. Well, I like Babyshambles anyway =P

Susie said...

I am sorry to be judgmental, but that seems like an astounding waste of time.

Maybe word will get out and people will bombard her with text messages... so that she never, ever finishes. Or is she only planning to stitch the "profound" ones?

KarenV said...

I can't believe she's kept every text message she's ever received! If she really has to "memorialize" them, I'm sure there are quicker ways...

jo said...

Very interesting. Inspiration can come from many different sources.

But saving every text message since 1998! Now that's nuts.

Anna van Schurman said...

Rosemary,
Nevertheless!

I'd love to hear what my achivalist readers have to say about this. You all are into saving things. ;0

Cheryl in DC said...

You really do NOT want the archivists to weigh in on this one. We have our own battle going on over electronic messages. See http://www.spellboundblog.com/2007/03/14/the-archives-and-archivists-listserv-hoping-for-a-stay-of-execution/

Melissa said...

I'm fascinated by this story. People embroider cute things their kids say on quilts so they always have a record of what was said instead of scrapbooking or baby booking the words. In a weird way I see her point about text messages just being sent and forgotten, I still have a Valentine's Day text message the DH sent me over two years ago saved in my phone. It was/is a sweet message and he thought to do it on his own, but embroidering it, not for me. I do think this is a great way to promote handwork such as embroidery in such a techie age, back to the basics if you know what I mean.