Over and over again? I know you're wondering that. Is it because I'm averaging a whopping total of about 10 stitches every week? I'll tell you, if not for stitching get-togethers, I wonder if I'd have even gotten this far.
It's not really a loss of enthusiasm. It's more about being pulled in some different directions and then being too tired when I finally sit down to stitch.
It might also be because I became so dern literary recently.
I've finished three books in the past two weeks. One was for book club, called The Raising. A bit too "twilightish" for my tastes. Also read Ann Patchett's Bel Canto, and it was a wonderful book. Sometimes I get near the end of a book and then I start to skim. I want to know how it ends, but it's more about just finishing it than reading to the end. With Bel Canto, when I came near the end, I only wanted to read on if I knew I could be totally alert and uninterrupted for it. So yes - it was that good.
And the third book was Tina Fey's Bossypants - a quick and easy book, but completely enjoyable. You probably have to be a Tina Fey fan to like the book as much as I did, though.
Otherwise, it's been kind of a normal week here at our lake house. My neighbors are enjoyable, as always. I have Mr. Rock Thief to my left. He has an amazing labyrinth of rocks stacked in his yard and he has stolen each and every one of them from the lake dam. (One of these days I'll take pictures for you. It could be the next wonder of the world). And to my right, let me introduce Mr. and Mrs. Crazy Pants With Their Chorus of Barking Dogs and Screaming Children. So here I sit, right in the middle. And now that the weather is nice, just hanging out on my porch can be a real adventure.
Maybe the porch adventures will be really funny this year and I can write about those and then you won't notice that I'm hardly stitching. Otherwise, I'm going to need to pick up my needle more than once or twice a week if I want to keep you coming back here!