Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Yes, you ARE. About SOMETHING!
Not about people.
I truly believe we are all equal.
And sometimes you can be a snob and your opinion changes. You know about what? A lot of things.
Like when I started making jewelry, waaaaay back in the 70's. I loved that hippy jewelry trend and did a lot of macrame'. Lots of jewelry and plant hangers. I loved to knot. Then the 80's moved in and big clunky jewelry was trendy. Off I went to the bead store to stock up on what I needed to make what was in style.
About 15 years ago I started noticing tiny beaded jewelry. Really pretty, but really, seed beads? Nope, that's not my idea of jewelry. The best I could do was to admire Trade Beads. Then I found Robin Atkins and became enamored with bead embroidery. I dropped my aversion to tiny beads and jumped on the seed bead band wagon. I soaked up Sheri Serafini, Jami Cloud Eakin and so many others. I studied their techniques and created some great stuff.
But my love of Crazy Quilt kept hounding me.
Years ago, from high school through my daughter's youth, I embroidered. I did a LOT of satin stitching and crewel. I was never attracted to outline stitching motifs. I was a snob. When I went back to work, embroidery got shoved to the back of my mind. Then came computers. Yep, I actually worked on one of the first computer's invented clicking through DOS. As technology advanced and windows became bigger and better, artists started posting pictures of their work. I poured through Flicker, following the posts of those Crazy Stitchers. I started collecting books on Crazy Quilting and realized that I was no longer a snob about back stitching! Thanks to Kathy Shaw and her generously sharing her knowledge and time, and the encouragement from some of my blog friends, I stitched my first block and embellished seams.
I'm wracking my brain to think of something else I might be a snob about, but can't think of a thing.
What about you? Can you think of anything that puts you in the snob category?