To my surprise, she answered: "Eeets Docteure Milliner, eef you pleez." (Oh my gosh, I forgot. I have French needles.)
Rather embarrassed, I replied: "Well, excuse me, Doctor. I had no idea. Where have you studied?"
Dr. Milliner: "At zee Steeetch (Stitch) University, of course. Eeets only zee best."
Me: "And what was the subject of your dissertation? Wait a minute, how did you attend classes?"
Dr. Milliner: "Haven't you heard of ze ordinateur (computer)? I vrote about zee use of Milliner's needles by artists en Tunisie."
Me: "Really? And what did your research reveal?"
Dr. Milliner: "Vell, you are probablement zee only one: you vere my case study."
Me: "Really! Hmmm. When was the defence of your dissertation?"
Dr. Milliner: "Remember a couple of months ago you thought you had lost zee package of Milliner's needles? Vell, zee whole package came vis me."
Me: "So what are you working on now?"
Dr. Milliner: "I vould like to publish my research as a book...but, I'll need your permission for zee photos."
Me: "No problem. Do you have a publisher?"
Dr. Milliner: "Zat's a leettle difficult. You know anyone? Zee audience eez a bit limited, specialisé..."
Me: "Can't help you there. I've got the same problem myself. Good luck. Now can we get back to the stitching?"
Dr. Milliner: "Pas de problème, but remember, I am zee expert."
And so we got into the stitching. It seemed to start out fairly straight.
Then I noticed wavy lines developing and curves...
Ahhh, how can one argue with an expert?
Linked to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday."