But anyways, back to the mat! I sent this picture to my landlord - it is a gift for him after all - and he responded by saying "It's very cute, must have been a lot of work." Ouch!!! Two slams in ten words. Although to be fair to him, he probably doesn't know anything about textiles and maybe recognizing it as "being a lot of work" is a compliment. A lot of times people just don't know what to say. And there is always the possibility that my ardour for a recently completed piece may not be shared by everyone. Or anyone, for that matter.
Back to more pressing matters. Just needed to get that off my chest.