Just a quick drive-by post tonight. I did a teensy bit on my stumpwork class piece.
I've never done silk shading before, and I started by making the stitches WAY too small. It looks like trash right now...I started stitching longer stitches over top of the smaller ones. I hope I can make it look better!!
A geek is "a person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits"; "a person with an unusual or odd personality".
I'm a programmer, but I consider needlework a very "technical" pursuit.