Saturday, March 19, 2011

F is for Friday

Today at library stitch, I outed myself. Nemesis told a story about how she was psychic, and I turned to my neighbor (the one who calls me a show off) and said, "Psychic and psycho... Oops, did I say that out loud?" She just stared at me for a second or two and then laughed. Later, she and I had a little chat. I told her that when she says how great I am at everything (finished another project, made Irish potatoes that look like potatoes) that she pisses off the nemesis. She said that she'll stop because she does try to avoid setting off the nemesis. Then she told me a story about a time that she did just that. I told her about the nemesis's "intense dislike." And she thinks the nemesis meant her. (She was not one of my early candidates.) Now I wonder how many of us think we're the individual she dislikes intensely? At least I know I'm not alone.

Last night was the Strawberry Sampler stitch-in. I came very close to finishing another big letter on the marquoir. I also had an opportunity to show off. There was a discussion about various ways of using overdyed floss, and I had done some fun things with the overdyed flosses on Love, Me. I also met a neighbor and blog reader last night who recognized me from my marquoir. (Hi, Linda!) Remember when I first met stranger-to-me blog readers? I was so embarrassed. I'm happy to report that doesn't happen any more.


Alice said...

First, marquoir looks wonderful! I love that colour!

Second, I think it is fabulous that you have a nemesis. Everyone should have one. Keeps you on your toes and gives you fun stuff to write about in your blog. I myself would be happy to have a nemesis, but I think I might not have the guts.

Nemesis just sounds like one of those people who hates everyone.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You do not want a Nemesis!!

I too have one, a woman at school who loves to comment that "the teachers have their favourites, the ones who always get asked to help". She doesn't mean the kids either, she means the parents. Or more specifically - ME!

She doesn't seem to realise they ask me because I'm reliable and the kids like and respect me.

Oh well, I'm only stuck with her for another 3 years til the boys go to High School! Unless I post her off to Alice?

Anna, I love to hear the Nemesis stories. But Maggie ones are even better!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I always think it's me someone doesn't like or is talking about (unless they're talking nicely about someone, then I'm sure it's NOT me)!

I don't know how your old lady friend didn't spit out her teeth when you said "Psychic and psycho", I nearly did!

Great stitchy progress!

MelissaD said...

Regarding your nemesis - and the apparent possibility that you are not her only object of ire...It always makes me wonder why someone would continue to attend get togethers, meetings, etc. if they don't like anyone there? Are they doing it for the attention or is extreme dislike the only kind of relationship they can have with anyone?
I've learned after all these years to just try and shrug it off - I cannot possibly make everyone like me :)
I'm amazed at your stitching on the marquoir - I think I would've given up a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Hey fellow Havertownian. It was great meeting you Friday pm. I think I have officially come out of stalking status and met a real live blogger. I usually recognize people by their dogs (seriously), so this was a first recognizing someone by their xstitch project. The marquoir is hard to forget! Was at the dog park again on Sat and thought of you. Hope to see you next month. Linda