I see my reading public does not care to comment about my renewed passion for needlepoint. That is just going to make me try harder.
Look at this beautiful thing!
This whole needlepoint thing re-started with the idea that when I move to Florida later this year God Willing, I’ll have a decorating do-over. Or Life Do-Over. Either one will suit. And so I started making plans for the pillow pile on a big curved sectional (of butterscotch colored leather if such a thing exists and maybe I’ll even cover a frigging chair) but since it’s FLORIDA, why not make something with a coastal/seashore theme? And so this beautiful thing and maybe one of its companion pieces hits every mark I’m looking for in terms of color, design and complexity. But the kit to make it is $230.00!
TWO HUNDRED THIRTY DOLLARS PLUS SHIPPING PLUS FINISHING COSTS. Which is insane. And yet, I still want it. Perhaps the more level headed among you are thinking Gee, Suzette – why don’t you finish or at least start the little eBay kit you plan to use as a test to see if the act of needlepoint still appeals to you? Or perhaps even get through the subsequent 8 or so pieces you’ve already identified as crucial to your future happiness. That is not the point. The point is examining every aspect of the thing that is keeping my brain busy – not actually taking any definitive action. Although if any one of you says go ahead and buy this, I probably would do it with the next keystroke.
The choice is yours: respond to my needlepoint musings now or bear the increasing intensity until you do. Actually there’s a third choice here: we can delve into the deepest details of Luci Baines Johnson’s 1996 White House Wedding. Would you like that better? I don’t think so.