I was just sitting here ruminating on the fact that last year at this time I was at EGA National Seminar in Naples. I had a wonderful roommate and she and I had agreed that we did not need to turn on the television. Ever.
Which made this day one year ago much easier.
And maybe what I am about to say is impolitic. But I have to say it.
I am tired of hearing everyone's version of where they were and how they found out on 9/11/2001.
There I said it.
Maybe it's different if you live somewhere other than NYC or the metro D.C. area or around Shanksville, PA. But here in the DMV (District- Maryland- Virginia), if the subject comes up in conversation, everyone feels the need to share their personal story. Every time the subject comes up. I understand the impulse, but I am tired of listening.
Is it a good day to be patriotic? When is not a good day to be patriotic. Is it a good day for reflection and remembrance? Yes. Is it a good day for realizing that life is short and it can all come to end far too quickly? Yes.
Which is why for the remainder of today, there will be no television. No facebook. No radio. No news updates. And maybe next year, I will remember this before I ever turn on anything electronic.
And in stitching news, and yes, there is stitching news I give you a small finish and some pillows.
I don't expect anyone to recognize this as one of 2011 Crazy January Challenge projects, but it is. It was a Sampler Girl freebie that I changed the year and place on. I used Danish Flower Thread and a scrap of linen. And now I think I'll go see if I can turn it into a little pillow.
And some of you may recognize these - some nearly completed kissing pillows. I need to stitch the stars on them by tomorrow to turn them in at our board meeting.