Today I wanted to talk about cross-stitching in public. By that I mean cross stitching in waiting rooms, bus stations, train stations etc. I work in a hospital and regularly walk by the waiting areas for surgery and the Intensive Care Unit. In two years I have only seen one gal stitching. I see a lot of crocheting and knitting but rarely cross stitching. I am wondering if it is all the stuff you need?.(chart, flosses, etc). Maybe it's the conditions (poor light, bad seating, etc).
I would never cross stitch in public because....I am a man. It's not allowed....it's against the rules....it's unheard of! Before you try to reassure me that it would be fine.... I will explain... Since most the people who read my blog are women, many may not be familiar with "Man-Law". Man-Law clearly states that a man may not do girly things like cross-stitch in public. Why?.... Why do men do anything they do.....we don't know....that's just the way it is. Men also don't chat in the public bathroom... we just don't. I don't make the rules.... I just follow them.
The root cause could probably be tied to the thought that men who do "girly" things in public might be well.... let's just say they might swing from the other side of the plate. Not that there's anything wrong with that...
After all, some of my best friends are....... Cross Stitchers :-)
Since I am a card-carrying follower of Man-Law, I have to keep my cross stitching on the down-low. Good thing I started a Blog!
If you cross stitch in public, let's hear from you!
Please stay tuned for my future blog entry... "Do real men cross stitch?"