Tuesday, 28 September 2010

in flight entertainment

"what's that you're doing, dearie?"
asked the kindly flight attendant
in the gentle tone usually reserved for
the very young, the very old
or the deeply deranged

"stitching" i reply

"and what will you do with it when it's finished?"

"roll it up with leaves and cook it" i say

flight attendant backs away hastily





25 comments:

  1. ha, ha, wish i could have been there...

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  2. oh yeah, i can HEAR your conversation!

    or maybe you're a witch...

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  3. I'm sure she mentioned you to several of her friends lol. Not exactly the type of publicity you might be looking for ... but then maybe....

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  4. Had I been taking a sip of tea at just the moment I read your post, I would have snorted it!
    You had fun didn't you?

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  5. I just came across your blog and...LOVE THAT STORY!!! Too funny! I also love your stitching, the colors and papers are rich, textured, varied...LOVE!

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  6. He he, I think she got off lightly! "Dearie"!!! I would have felt like giving her a good slap...I wouldn't of course, I'm much too well behaved...but I would have thought it!

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  7. deeply deranged with beauty...that is lovely....

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  8. oh my gosh, that's HILARIOUS!!! rolling. with. laughter.
    Worth the plane ticket, I'd say.

    ok, I'm back up off the floor & must say thank you for the treat of seeing those stitches up close.

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  9. I'm cracking up!! Guess he/she beat a fast retreat.

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  10. dearie? DEArie? she won't say again so easily. i'll bet you laughed till the end of the flight. k.

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  11. I'm laughing! your story reminded me of one day last week when the neighbour's teenage girls came round. I couldn't resist showing them my steaming bundles with blothes of brown appearing through the cloth. They were very polite; but I'm sure they now think I'm very strange!

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  12. Nothing like the truth to give people a good scare eh?

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  13. .....cant stop laughing..........
    I would have loved to see her face.
    XXXm

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  14. well, dearie, we dont know each other but I am fascinated by your work and delighted that you gave ms. busybody something to think about! made me laugh!

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  15. I am very excited to be expecting your book to arrive at my door!

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  16. this piece is exquisite, india...

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  17. These are fabulous india... I adore geometry on a lean.
    Intensely pleasing the stitching in the 3rd image.

    Everyone has been adoring seeing your work at the recent post....
    ciao,
    S

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  18. I had something similiar, I was at the car repair and a mother with her daughter said "what are you working on?" and I said "a piece of cloth" the little girl then said "Is that sewing?" and before I could answer the mother pursed her lips, rolled her eyes and harumphed "That's what it is alright" Like I had just performed a satanic ritual in front of her child. HA! I love your answer better.

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  19. Oh, I just love the image this brings to mind!

    "Cooking it" was just the right thing!

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  20. Had I known you could actually bring a sewing needle on board legally, I would have been stitching on all those very long flights instead of watching a mundane in flight movie. Thanks for the tip : )

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  21. How on earth did I miss this hilarious post?! I'm imagining the look on her face and having a good giggle. The images of your work are so delicious!

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  22. Simply brilliant! I used to be an Air Load Master on Raf Vc10s and I would have walked away too back then had a pax answered that .... but now? Id be all over them asking questions lolol Fab pice of work

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  23. Hilarious, you made my day! Soooooo recognizable :)

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