So there’s this dress that broke the internet with a debate. Most see it as blue and black while others view it as white and gold. Aha, a controversy. This sounds familiar… When I create a new needlepoint design and match colors… well, let’s just say that people see things differently. For example, DMC 834. Is it gold, or yellow, or green gold? Which one is navy – 939 or 823? Is 318 grey or blue? And, no, I don’t mean dye lot. I am not even going there. That’s another debate altogether.
It’s fascinating to examine identical finished needlepoint canvases that were sold at two separate shops. Most of the time, they will resemble one another, but not always. The way the stitcher “sees” and interprets the design may be so different that the finished designs look like distant cousins.
Do people still believe that Friday the 13th brings bad luck? Personally, I think February 29th is worse. If you are born on the leap year day, you hardly ever get to celebrate your birthday properly.
According to snopes, Friday the 13th can be traced back to many generations ago. Individuals avoided all sorts of activities on that day. It is considered an “ancient superstition.” Some declared Friday as a day of bad luck in general. Read more at http://www.snopes.com/luck/friday13.asp#tUae8y6XsYcsXWhU.99
Excerpt from snopes:
“Friday was also said to be a particularly unlucky day on which to undertake anything that represented a beginning or the start of a new venture, thus we find references to all of the following activities as endeavors best avoided on Fridays: Needleworking: “I knew an old lady who, if she had nearly completed a piece of needlework on a Thursday, would put it aside unfinished, and set a few stitches in her next undertaking, that she might not be obliged either to begin the new task on Friday or to remain idle for a day.” (1883)”
Look at this! Our talented customer, Dora (and she really is talented – I’ve seen lots of her work), stitched this for Brandon’s Room. This design started out as Boy Name Car. I love the finishing too.
Look what just arrived from the finisher! Jeri D. has done it again. She has stitched many of our tallit bags, and they are all perfect. This one is particularly notable with its distinct coloring and the beaded flowers. Those rosebuds simply come to life. Thanks Jeri – you make us proud.