PPFFF no, not Mizha. GEEZ Zhiro.
The other day I was reading a blog by Erika Moen and she mentioned doing embroidery to wind down. I’ve been feeling like finding something to do in downtime.
Embroidery is something that I’ve wanted to learn for a while, but it always sounded so difficult and intimidating. Like…I’d need to go to some finishing school for nobility to learn it, or something. And I tend to be over-ambitious when trying to learn new things, and try to skip directly to Insanely Advanced Even For Expert levels of challenge. That said, this idea to learn embroidery got stuck in my head, and so I thought, “I can’t be the first person who wanted to learn this stuff. Maybe there’s a beginner’s kit?”
One Google search, and lo and behold, I found one!
And it turns out…it’s not nearly as hard as I thought, and I’m having a lot of fun! It’s nice to have something for my hands to do while watching a movie in the evenings, or while Cory’s playing a video game.
This is what I have so far:
The kit doesn’t have the birds as part of the design, (I’m supposed to just leave the printed pattern visible) but I thought that was silly, so I’ve been improvising. I got some red and white thread from my sewing supplies and figured out how I wanted to stitch the bird to create some Robins. Because…that’s my name. And…like I said, creativity is a finite resource.
I tried searching for pre-made patterns, but nothing really jumped out at me. And then I thought: Why not make my own? But of what? What am I a huge nerd for? GASP!! STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE!!!!
So if I get through this kit and decide to keep doing embroidery, I’m going to make DS9 patterns for myself. Currently considering:
- Weyoun with “The Founder is Wise in All Things”
- Dr. Julian Bashir with “That’s Your Prerogative!”
- Nog with his big speech about the Great Material Continuum
- Quark with one of the Rules of Acquisition
- Garak with one of his snarky quotes. He has so many, I have yet to decide. Maybe a companion to Bashir, with something like “I don’t WANT to be CALM. I’ve been CALM long enough!” and him flipping a table…
I’m also open to suggestions, if anybody has some ideas of choice quotes.
What kinds of things would you choose, if you could have any kind of design for your own hobby? (Car decal, racket design, cool jacket, knitting pattern, etc!)