At a friend's Christmas soiree, I had the good fortune of being introduced to Susan Battle, the owner of DC's fabulous needlepoint shop, The Point of it All. I admitted to my new acquaintance [whilst hanging my head in shame] that I love needlepoint but I have never actually finished any of the projects I've started. So my friend and I decided that once the holidays died down we were going to take a trip to the Point of it All and have Susan get us started on a new project...one that I'd actually finish and could have proper instruction for.
So on Saturday we ventured up to Susan's jewel box of a store in Friendship Heights. If you love needlepointing (or just want to learn) this is the place to be- I felt like I'd walked into a neighborhood hangout where everyone knows each other's name. The store is so fun and fresh, full of bright colors and alluring canvases- definitely not your grandmother's needlepoint store! I decided on something I'd wanted to do for years and years- a belt. Susan measured the belt I brought so she'd know the canvas size, finished size, etc.
And then the fun began- we chatted about what would be going on the belt so that she can send instructions to her canvas painter. It's a bit daunting to sum up your life in 8 symbols or less.
I started off with a few easy ones- my monogram and my cats. I've got to represent my Florida heritage, so I'm also thinking either a flamingo or the outline of the state.
A mix tape because I go to shows. A lot.
A chippendale chair to represent blogging and design.
And since I always seem to have one of these in my hand...
If you had to sum up your background/interests in 8 [easily recognizable] symbols or less, what would they be?