It's hard for me to believe that I've gone 11 days without posting. I was doing pretty well there in November and December, but January has been another story.
I've been busy, but not stitching very much and that's probably why I've been so quiet. The rest of my life this month has been pretty blah. I've worked more than usual and if you want to know from boring, just ask me about work. I'll fill you in on how to finely craft a 1099-Misc, and on the delicate creation of W-2's. And I'll tell you about the joy of nice even rows of numbers that all add up correctly.
Yeah. It's that much fun.
BUT, extra work can also be a good thing, because I decided to reward myself for a really productive work week by going to a Stitch Night at The French Knot. I'm glad that I went, too. It's a nice little shop and it was a friendly group of stitchers. I took Lo How a Rose with me, but we were a little crowded and it was hard to manage the scroll frames. Still, I made a little progress and please forgive the stray threads and flash photography, but if I wait for a nice, sunny day AND a day that all of my working threads are tucked away neatly, you may never see this project again.:
Another nice thing? She has loads of freebies in the shop. One is a cute little spring design by Waxing Moon and she matched some really pretty blue fabric with it, so of course I bought the fabric. The other is this older LK freebie. I stitched and finished this over the weekend and I'll mail it to Miss College. She doesn't eat much candy, so maybe she'll take the money and buy some nice fruit. Or oatmeal. Since she lives on both of those things.
this kind of finish before, last Christmas when I needed a something for a $10 exchange gift for our Ladies' Auxiliary. It's really just a pinkeep with a pocket and a hanger.
So, now what kind of cutesy thing can I send to College Boy? He's not a big LK fan...Maybe I'll tack $10 to a recipe for Fuzzy Navel Slush, which is his favorite drink now that he's over 21. Yes. He's weird.
In reading news, I've finished The Red Scarf and it was very enjoyable. The sex scene? Nothing remarkable? Listen, my mom let me read some pretty racy stuff when I was in high school and that 70's fiction was not for those easily shocked. Was there even a YA category in the 70's?
I'm listening to The Help and I have to say that I'm 5 hours in and I'd never know it. The narration is beautifully done and the minutes fly by when you're listening.
And I'm halfway through The Curse of the Spellmans, which is wonderful and lighthearted and a joy to read.
Can you tell that both kids are back to college now???
OH....MY....GOSH! I'm sitting here, looking at those photos and I can see a big, big mistake in my stitching.
Look at the top right side of the heart.
Good grief, I didn't stitch a whole dark pink section at the top! What an ultra-maroon! (for you Bugs Bunny fans out there). I can't believe I did that. Oh well. She'll love it anyway. And now you all know that I'm not perfect. Sigh.