Well I spent all day Saturday communing with my Kindle & my recliner. It was bliss. I moved a bunch of old .pdf ebooks over to the Kindle and sped read/re-read a few of them. And then I fell face first into Jayne Castle’s newest Obsidian Prey. Literature is for English majors (no offence, someone needs to understand Leaves of Grass) and those who read everything Oprah tells them. I read for enjoyment. Which reminds me, news articles were written about which books Obama took on vacation. 1. Who cares? 2. Spare me the discussion about how his choices reflect some Terribly Important Concept that would make us all better people if we Just Got It.
When did it become dirty to read for enjoyment? For entertainment? I can rot my brain in front the tv for hours every week between True Blood, Mad Men, Project Runway and no one says boo. But admit to reading romance?! Gads, it’s like people think you’re functionally retarded. Whatever, I LIKE ROMANCE. I LIKE FANTASY. I LIKE HAPPY ENDINGS. – make the joke and I’ll have your Mom wash your mouth out with soap 😉
Ok, yeah, what this post is about. Kaye’s MiraRR is 99% done!
Backstitching, the directions weren’t included with the working copy of the chart and I don’t have this chart in my stash (a Mira Mermaid I don’t own! shocking!). I dropped Kaye an email yesterday but she’s hasn’t gotten back to me yet (totally understandable). If anyone out there in blog land does happen to have the chart handy I’d love you forever if you shared the bs instructions.
And before The Cross Stitch Police show up. (Yes you, you bitches know who you are. And fuck you very much btw. I haven’t had a go around with you gals in almost a year. Dare I say I’m feeling neglected?) Let me explain how the copies that travel with the RRs work.
1. Not everyone sends working copies. In fact most don’t.
2. Those that do, make a working copy from an original that they bought legally. And in the interest of space we only copy the area of the chart we want on the RR. And of course send along the key.
Essentially the copies that travel around are worthless except for stitching on the RR of the person who made the copies, which are copied from a chart she owns.
I would also like to point out I’ve never been a part of a Mirabilia RR where most of the members didn’t end up buying more Mirabilia charts because once they saw a bit of one in person decided that they had to have it. Or used the RR as an excuse to increase their Mirabilia stash. So there. 😛
Gosh I’m a bit ranty today. And it’s not even PMS time!