After I named my blog, set it up, and sat down to write my first post it occurred to me that I'm not really sure who I'm writing this for. I know that for me it's a bit of therapy, a way to work out those artistic kinks and get me motivated. But I started wondering about who would be attracted to a blog called "The Cranky Quilter."
Now, I guess if you're looking for a word expressing a certain amount of dissatisfaction, "cranky" is less threatening than most. I mean who'd read a blog called "The Surly Quilter," or "The Depressed Quilter," or even "The Peri-Menopausal Quilter with a Mean Streak." "The Grumpy Quilter" isn't as bad but for some reason it seems like it has too much testosterone for me, (maybe it's all those viewings of "Grumpy Old Men" ). The fact is that if you want to express a certain amount of unhappiness, mostly temporary, and often alleviated with a touch of humor, I guess "cranky" is the best term.
And cranky I am, usually for a reason, but often not, (it's called Menopause ladies...). So, if you just had a difficult guild meeting, got ignored at the quilt shop (again!), or just realized you pieced a whole series of blocks backwards, join me and cater to your inner cranky child. You know you want to.....