I had my Gilt Sylke Twist Strawberry piece out during embroidery class the other day for a “show and tell” sort of session. I like to drag out different needlework projects or samplers to show the kids, hoping maybe to fuel a real desire to pursue needlework beyond dishtowels. Well, this piece has just been sitting around, waiting for me to do something with it (or not…).
There I sat, after class, prior to clean-up, absorbing the silence for a moment and staring at the scraps of embroidery threads, the snippets of fabric and felt, the thread boxes that had been foraged through by some kid, the stack of ironed towels equally burrowed through…. and getting ready for the inevitable clean-up that comes from two large classes in a row on the same day.
But still, I just sat there.
My eyes rested on my GST strawberry. I really enjoyed doing that project, and I found myself thinking, “It’s really a shame I don’t do something with that.”
Absently, my brain wandered to the next item in sight.
It was a box – one of those boxes just like the quick silk ribbon embroidery box project I did a few weekends ago – except it was gold and cream instead of purple and white, and it was unfinished.
And I picked up my GST Strawberry, and I thought:
And then I opened the purple box, and I thought:
Ahhh….. Toooooools….. I love toooools.
And then I put both boxes together, and this is what I thought:
Uhhh…? Hm. Ugh. Oh, maybe.
And then I put them next to my basket, and this is what I thought:
They fit nicely in there…
And now, I’m sitting here thinking to myself:
Do I, or don’t I? Not just tools and accessories, but tools and accessories in a pretty box….
But then there’s this other side of me, grumbling that it might be a shoddy way to finish that piece…
But then there’s this other side of me, answering the grumbling side, insisting that at least it would be finished….
And then there’s this other side of me whining about …. dirt.
What think you?