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04 July 2004 @ 11:18 pm
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There's this really cute story that some of my friends know about how I never got to make carpets. I was in boarding school in 6th grade, and all the other girls in my dorm were older, so they got bigger allowances than me, so one day they could all go out and get themselves little latch hook carpet making kits. They looked so happy and friendly, sitting there in the dorm livingroom, on the floor, making them. I couldn't get one because my allowance was only $3 a week, and I couldn't afford it. I was sad.

But I got over it, tranfered schools, lived my life happily. It was my then-8-year-old brother who suggested a latchhook carpet kit as a present for me for Christmas one year. I was just extatic when I opened it! I remembered all about how I couldn't have one in 6th grade.

This is it. I'd made it in the following year. My mom had finished it by sewing canvas on the back. It lies in my room now, in front of my bed, and it's very soft. My feet like it very much.

Current Music: Pink - "Just Like a Pill"
ScullyRaptorscullyraptor on July 4th, 2004 11:48 pm (UTC)
I remember my sister and my friend Amanda were on a latchhook kick awhile back... I don't know how far they got on theirs.

I have so many things half started... cross stitch and crochet and the like... I always end up rationalizing it away that I shouldn't spend time working on them because they aren't deemed important (as in, for someone else who is waiting, or for money that I need).
Perhaps, though, I will make it a goal to finish one of those projects when I'm back from AC and done with commissions... there is something very relaxing about the rhythmic motions of crochet and cross stich, and the fact that you know what it should look like when it's done. It would be a good occasion to let my head rest ^^

It made me happy to read your story tonight... I enjoy hearing about memories like that.
Maria Korchaginyllafairy on July 4th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
when I'm back from AC and done with commissions

*snort* oh sure... like that ever happens ;)

it is very soothing though. i can sit in front of the tv and do this... and on one hand, i'm not agonized by sitting in front of the tv "wasting time" (since i am accomplishing something!) and i'm also not doing something that's completely repetative and monotonous ^_^ it's great. i love mindless crafts like that ^_^

err... maybe it's cause i can't do the mind-ful crafts to save my life O.o ^_^;;
ScullyRaptorscullyraptor on July 5th, 2004 12:31 am (UTC)
*snort* oh sure... like that ever happens ;)

Yeah, I know... :\
I'm going ot come back from AC with a list of NEW commissions to do, and hopefully they'll work up faster while I'm still in Con-mode (I'm going to work on whatever sketches and such I can get done before I even leave the con)... and then I'm going to have to finsih any other outstanding orders... and then I think i'll take a break form the commissions gig for awhile, especailly if I'm going to be looking for a real job. I'll just work on the trades I owe people and stuff for myself then... wait... when did I think I was ever going to have time?

I swear it's stuff like this that turns people into psycho stalker/killers.
Maria Korchaginyllafairy on July 5th, 2004 12:35 am (UTC)
well, if you ever get psychotic tendencies (well, in the next two months), i'm only a short drive and a 40 min Metra North ride away ;)
ScullyRaptorscullyraptor on July 5th, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
YAY! Stalking teh Ylla! *plots*