Last Christmas, I wasn’t able to finish the socks I had intended to give my fiance as a gift, so I had to get creative. Scoping out the new Amy Sedaris book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, I noticed a section called Crafting Statistics on page 19. According to Sedaris and her publishers, the top 5 uses for crafts are:
How Are We Using Our Crafts?
1. Camper decorations
2. Old people presents
3. Chew toy
4. Dust accumulator
5. As evidence that we donâ€™t spend all our time doing absolutely noting
6. Salvaged for parts to make other crafts
Having only seen the stats page in Amazon’s preview mode, I thought the image used to represent craft statistics on the page was a cross stitch. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was thread and pushpins, but who cares? I was inspired to make my Statistician fiance his own framed cross stitch.
I winged it on the pattern, which led to some tearing out of stitches here and there, but I think it turned out great. In a Gift of the Magi-esque turn of events, my fiance got me my very own copy of Simple Times for Christmas. “Aww” is right.
On a final note, don’t forget to buy yourself a copy of this book or check it out from your local library. You should also check out Amy Sedaris’s YouTube channel. Here’s a taste of what you’re in for: