We held a game day on Saturrday, so lots of games were played. Nothing as Euro-y as I'd like, but it was still pretty fun.
I also managed to finish a lot of the binding on some needlebooks I'm working on. I might have pictures of them soon. I'm really pleased on how they're coming out (particularly because I'm not great at binding yet).
But on Sunday, I had a small Get Together and we stitched for the 5.4 Million and Counting project, which is also being used for the Draw The Line challenge. I even had Mimosas as a "fuck you" to the CDC and their victim blaming infographic (which has been taken down). Our pieces won't make it to the main quilt event (Monday/today is the deadline to be received), but they are continuing to accept submissions after that since the decision will probably take a little bit to be rendered.
Here's the blurb:
On March 2nd, 2016, the United States Supreme Court will hear the most important reproductive rights casein almost 25 years. The decision will determine whether Texas can shut down nearly all abortion care providers in the state and prevent 5.4 million women of reproductive age from accessing the healthcare they need.
Using craft as activism, artist Chi Nguyen — in partnership with the Textile Arts Center and the Center for Reproductive Rights — is holding a series of stitch-ins to make physical the number of women whose right to safe and legal abortion is currently at risk. With each line representing an individual woman, the 5.4 Million and Counting project is only finished when all 5.4 million lines are embroidered.
I did decide that I wanted it to look primitive and sloppy. Kind of like how lives are messy in general. If only everything everywhere and in every way were neat and tidy, things would be so much better, right?
And then I decided to stay small and just do as many as I could (though I went larger eventually). And I like how it looks like a prisoner's hashmarks of doing their time, because that's how I feel some days as a woman in America. I'm happy with my result.
And now I need work on my Stitch for Syria. #Craftivism, yay!