I’m not sure who decides these things, but in the US, there are a plethora of bizarre “celebrations” and strange acknowledgements that be-speckle our calendar. For example, February is not only “National Embroidery Month,” but it is also “National Canned Food Month.” Additionally, it’s National Grapefruit Month, National Snack Food Month, National Weddings Month (shouldn’t that be June?), Responsible Pet Owner Month, and my favorite: International Twit Award Month.
I received an e-mail yesterday, February 1st, asking if I am going to celebrate National Embroidery Month in a special way on Needle ‘n Thread.
My answer is pretty simple – during the month of February:
I’m not going out of my way to eat canned foods.
I’m not going out of my way to eat grapefruit.
I’m not going out of my way to eat snack foods.
I’m pretty darned certain I’m not going out of my way to get married.
I’m not doing anything different with my pet than I ever do.
If I receive an International Twit Award, I’m not telling anyone about it.
And as far as embroidery goes, I will probably just keep doing what I do.
Happy National Embroidery Month!