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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bit of This, Bit of That....

Been a bit since I last posted. Too much stuff happening at home. For once, just once, I would love a January to roll around without going through a month's worth of "hell week at boot camp" - or at least that is how it feels.

Anywhos - you can see I've been doing some stitching - Frosty Forest - Raccoon Cabin is done. Started in on the Snowy Deer and found the green GAST floss I received is completely mislabeled. So am holding off on working on it for awhile. Yes, my fabric is that sparkly in person and yes, I am showing more of those wild blue wave paint stripes I did on it. It does look much better in person - although in all honesty, if I had it to do over again, I think I would have just painted it sparkly or saved up the money for the right fabric. Oh well, live and learn and waste not, want not.

Got a few other projects been working on but can't show those yet. Done a bit of reading too - How to be Lovely - The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life by Melissa Hellstern and The Southerner's Handbook - A Guide To Living The Good Life by the Editors of Garden & Gun (weird, I know). Lots of lovely tidbits in the first one - including a quote I may chart out to stitch of a Dutch saying. The 2nd has great recipes and brings back a lot of memories of distant family.

Was sick for a bit so my sister was kind enough to get me some Sherlock Holmes dvds from the library with Jeremy Brett - we really enjoyed them so I asked her to order me a few more on hold....

now there are 7 of these dvds at the library waiting to be picked up....

oh, along with the movie The Butler. We haven't gone out to a regular movie in a few years - just wait for them to come out on dvd through the library. I prefer watching new movies in the theater - but, being on dvd, it's nice to see any special bonus materials they include - plus it's nice to be able to re-watch them to see if you missed out on something the first time around. We don't have cable or even an antenna hooked up for watching local tv programs so it's nice to have something to watch every so often.

Tootles till next time.

1 comment:

sharine said...

The materiel look like it was made for that pattern. Very cool:)