Tuesday I met with our Littleton knit group and I had a great time. Four of them are working on Rogue and I took mine in for them to check out. I have yarn for a second and although I hadn't planned on starting it for a while--after Tuesday I decided it's time to do it again, especially since I have such a great group of people to work with. Last time it was just Andrea and I struggling through :)
Today's "Stitching Blogger's Question" is was suggested by a reader of
my blog and is:
What do you do with the framed stitching that you keep?
I thought I had an answer to this question until I realized that there haven't been any large pieces that I have had framed that I actually kept. They have all been given away as gifts. But I do have pieces that were gifted to me that hang with prominence in my house.
Do you hang it up and leave it in one place, never to move it?
The pieces hung in my house tend to move as I get tired of looking at them in the same place--everyone/everything needs a change of scenery once in a while. The one exception would be a piece given to me by one of my longest and dearest friends. She made it for our wedding and it spends its time on the mantle in our house; I just love looking at it.
Or do you have a rotation, where you have one place for stitched pieces and switch them out according to mood or season?
I hadn't thought of the "rotation" option, but if I ever finish my Celtics I think I may hang them seasonally somewhere.
Maybe a mixture of both?
I guess I could be a "little of both" person.
Booking Through Thursday
Roger Zelazny's Amber series, J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings, David Eddings' Belgariad, and Stephen R. Donaldson's Thomas Covenant trilogies, are all classic examples of fantasy. None of them are books either of my parents would ever consider reading. I've devoured them all... And more.
- Do you like to read fantasy? I love it; it's currently my favorite genre.
- What's your favorite (or least favorite if you don't like the genre) thing about reading fantasy? I am constantly amazed at an author's ability to take you to a completely different world of their creation. I love seeing what authors come up with; new ways to twist an old theme. I remember when I first read DUNE--I was stunned at the complexity of it and this was all in Frank Herbert's mind. As an English teacher who excels more in research writing than creative writing, I love and admire seeing what people can do when they push the envelope of reality--that's what drew me to fantasy.
- Do you prefer regular people placed in alternate realities, like the Thomas Covenant stories and the Amber books, or do you prefer the whole world to come from the author's imagination? Or something else? I like both.
- Do you have a favorite author or theme that you go back to again and again? I have more than one favorite. I enjoy reading Laurell Hamilton because she integrates her characters into our reality. I enjoy Terry Goodkind for his creation of a completely different reality. I enjoy JKRowling for her ability to walk between both worlds. Christopher Paolini for his creation. I enjoy Anne Rice for taking her readers and characters on a journey through time. I appreciate Frank Herbert for the scope and vision of what he wrote(although I only read Dune--I just couldn't get through much more after that--it's brilliant but it's also one of the most difficult things I have ever read, even harder than when I studied Old and Middle English). After seeing the movies, I want to read Lord of the Rings. It's strange because I have read a lot of research on Tolkein's writing but I have never actually finished "the trilogy"--it's on the list for the immediate future--I really want to be able to devote the time to it and get lost in the story. I find that I'm drawn to darker themes that are usually more primitive/medieval in nature. I also love pieces that include mythical creatures(vampires, werewolves, dragons, etc.)