Monday, August 24, 2009

How Could A New Big Project Be Any Worse?

What with starting he new job and everything I know I kinda fell short on finishing my Obi-Wan project. He's not dead, not yet anyway. Just on hold. I took a break from all stitching when I started the new job and started again after Windy and I lost Logan.

That brings me to what I really am hoping will be a fun multi-piece project: Album Covers! When I am not stitching I am playing my guitar and singing my little songs so music has always been a part of me and has always helped me to get through the tough times. Losing Logan was no different. I am starting this project with the first album I listened to after everything had happened. Bad Religion's How Could Hell Be Any Worse? It's not my favorite BR album but with everything I was going through I was sitting here scrolling through my music library and the album title just hit me so hard and I listened to it over and over and over.

There are some other ones I am looking forward to doing, although I think they will be of various sizes. Certain albums will hit close to home on an emotional basis and some may just be albums I like. There may even be one or two that I think will just make cool projects.

So here is where I am at so far:
It's got a long way to go but once I finish the lettering it will go quicker. I am so in love with the red cloth too!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Love Rock and Roll So Put Another Stitch in the Aida Baby

I do a lot of quotes. Part of it is because when I look up at work or at home I want to see something that makes me smile, or laugh, or gives me inspiration. If it is something I made for someone else I want them to get the same thing…and think of me. I’m like that! Another part of it is, well, pictures seem to take a lot more time then I have project attention span.

I’ve done quotes from some of my favorite shows and songs. I have quoted songs I have written. I have quoted a lot of people who just say stuff that cracks me up. When it’s said and after we have had a good laugh someone will usually look at me and say “you should stitch that” and sometimes I do.

After losing Logan last month there have been a lot of sleepless nights and one night I decided to check in on I went to most of the links including There was this interview that Jamie (Mr. X Stitch) had done back in April or so. Cool interview and of course I love guys in crafts/needlework talk.

Well this is a quote from that interview. Being that I look up to Jamie so much I am kind of surprised that I didn’t do something from him sooner. In my post at I even likened it to what young women probably felt like when they here Joan Jett sing “I love Rock and Roll” for the first time.

The fact that I am in the middle of a big project and stopped to truly do this one "one the fly" was kinda cool too.

So who's crafts (not just needlework if you don't want to) gets you going? Got a link? Share with the class!