Wednesday, May 12, 2010

If My Father Ran the Craft Industry

Thanks for the congratulatory notes on the win. My prize showed up in today's mail with a nice note from Mike telling me to send a photo when I'm done. Hahahahaha! He'd like to show it on the FB page. I don't even think we'll still be using facebook by the time this sucker gets stitched. Sigh. But still, thanks to Hoffman and my favorite LNS.

Here's a photo of my progress on the Las Vegas sign--much as I appreciate your input into what I should make for my dad's birthday, I'm starting with the project I know I can get done before he turns 70. If I have time later this month, I'll turn my thoughts to a scrapbook. (I am now the holder of the family photographs and slide collection. I'm scanning the latter but may work on that project forrrrrrrrrrrreverrrrrrrrrr.)







And speaking of my father, I found these knitting needles in the dollar store labeled "craft sticks." If my father ran the craft industry, this is exactly how our tools would be labeled. And it would all be knitting... no matter if you were using one needle or two, with or without eyes.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's funny. My dad was exactly the same way. I was "knitting" no matter what.

Happy Birthday, Mr. S.

dd

Diane said...

Both of my exes referred to my cross-stitching as knitting, no matter how many times I corrected them. I finally gave - up on correcting them and on them - and I still don't knit!

Kathryn said...

My husband calls all needwork, crochet.

Alice said...

Craft sticks! That is a scream. I don't know if it is sleep deprivation or something else, but that has really tickled my funny bone. The males in my life tend to refer to my stitching as my 'sewing'.

Kathy said...

Like Alice, EVERYONE in my family calls my stitching "sewing". Sigh. Except for the scrapbooking sisters no one else is crafty. And the Least crafty person was my Mom. :)

I hear you about the photos. But they will truely be appreciated. I scanned a photo history of my Mom last year after she passed. Almost 400 photos and almost as many hours later I copied a disk for each one in the family. This was their Christmas present for 2009. Eveyone loved it. And still talk about this photo or that photo. They can print what they want or just lock it away. It is worth the time it took to put together.

suepeacock said...

Too funny! My mother-in-law (not a rocket scientist, to be sure) is always depended on to ask what I am quilting...

mainely stitching said...

Craft sticks indeed! LOL!!

I love the project you're working on for your father. :D