Sunday, September 13, 2009

BAP Draft Day (conclusion)

Sportscaster #1: Welcome back stitchfans. We are joined by the Lady of the House now and believe she's ready to make the announcement. Let's listen in....

Lady: Good evening everyone. First let me say, WOW, I am blown away by the beautiful possibilities gathered here for my consideration. Each and every one of you are here for the same reason, to be lovingly stitched and cherished forever. As I look around the room, my heart is quickened to see those of you I have single handedly brought here. Some of you were easy to come by and some of you played hard to get, but rest assured, you are all equally loved. Additionally, my heart is warmed at the sight of those of you who were sent here by some sharp eyed, good intended scout. I love my scouts (aka Vera, Deb, Annette, Becky, Glory, Del, and the list goes on). They are the best in the business.

As you all know, it is not often that we have a ceremony such as we are enjoying tonight. Most often, I am woefully behind in every area of stitching like Christmas gifts/exchanges, friends and family birthday and baby gifts, EGA class work, chapter contributions, not to mention personal stitching. BUT, once in a blue moon, the seas part, the "Must Do" list is caught up and I have an opportunity to pull one of you up out of obscurity, into the light. But, before I do that, I'd like to thank each and every of you for your endless patience with me and immeasurable inspiration. Just knowing you are here brings me much joy!

The wonderfully deep pool of excellent candidates has made this selection one of the hardest I've ever made. Many factors have contributed to my decision, including the kind of projects I've recently worked, the length of time some of you have been waiting, and, of course, the quality of the subliminal messages you have been sending me.

So without further ado, it is my pleasure to name "Birds and Bamboo stained glass" as my 2009-2010 BAP!

Congratulations B&B.   But, before we go any further, let me make a couple of things perfectly clear...

Sportscaster #1: Uh-oh Gene. This can't be good.

Sportscaster #2: You can say that again Marv.

Lady: I have worked very hard this past year to finish several significant pieces that have required untold hours of concentrated stitching. And even though I have named my next BAP here tonight and very much look forward to working with you, I plan to complete several LBP*s between now and Christmas.   I trust you understand and will respect this decision. 

Sportscaster #1: Well there you have it, stitchfans. Birds and Bamboo will be our next BAP but looks like it will be weeks, perhaps months, before the first stitch will be in place.

Sportscaster #2:  Thanks for tuning in stitchfans. Until next time, remember to show your floss whose the boss and keep your thimbles nimble.


* LBP = Little Bitty Projects


  1. Side-splittingly fun-nee!

  2. Many thanks Gene and Marv for keeping us all up to speed. Your coverage of this monumentous event was second to none.