So, how's the weekend treating you? Big plans? Will there be steaks for Father's Day? I'm probably having some curried lentils -- mostly because they're what I have left over. But that's apropos of nothing.
First things first, thank you all for your help on the bear. I'm still torn, but I suppose I can wait to see if anything screams out when he's actually all filled in. Kathryn, the white part of the body is going to be in Silk and Ivory and possibly a little sparkly integrated.
I realize now that I forgot to share the "stash" I got at the needlepoint shop in between tallis bags -- a cool little volume from Susy:
Yes, if you have a collection of Susy's previous books, this one is made of selections from two of them so maybe you don't "need" this one. But it's a handy little 5x7 size which makes it easier for travel stitching than her usual jumbo-sized books. Some of the detail is missing -- like the numbering of many of the stitches, but what the heck, we're pretty smart folks; we should be able to figure it out. The pictures are clear and there's a little bit of everything in it-- strait stitches, cross stitches, rounds, backgrounds, etc. A perfect balance of handy things that could be useful when packing a canvas for a trip. And, did I mention, cool stitches too. Check out this sample:
I predict that this little darling will go on the road with me a lot.
Despite the lovely little book, my needlepoint has been missing me because I have been drawn back to my Vierlanden. I don't know; it just called to me. Here's where I've gotten to:
It has even drawn me off my "Vonna piece" (aka The Legs) [Sorry, Vonna, I can't help but think of you when I see those legs hanging there bodiless. lol] For the record, here's what the legs are supposed to be attached to:
It's companion will be stitched next to him
Here's my "progress" picture for today:
Does it look like I'm having fun????? lol If you can't guess right on that one the first time then there's no hope for you as a gambling person.
For the record, it's official. The tangelo has definitely gone free range. I haven't a clue where it went. Probably to Hawaii without me.... dang it!
It has come to my attention that my dear friend "Martine" has received her little goodie:
Yes, I know that my dear friend's name is Michele, but I call her anything that starts with "M" because at the Cross Stitch Pals convention last year she kept forgetting fellow Pal, Louise's, name. So Chris and I started calling Michele "Midge" or "Molly" or "Mehitable" etc. what can I say, we're goofy and we were sleep deprived.
Quote of the day: Fandom takes hostages.
Marion – Zombies of the Gene Pool – Sharyn McCrumb [If you don't get it, don't worry. If you do, the chuckle is yours, free. I know it makes me laugh.]
Pleased as punch: that Stephanie won America's Next Top Chef -- proves that you don't have to be a horse's behind to be a chef
Woo hoo: Army Wives is back!
Just finished (again): Sharyn McCrumb's Zombies of the Gene Pool -- title aside this is a mystery. Sharyn's wonderful. If you don't care a thing for the scifi world, then explore her Southern mysteries. If you like NASCAR, try her two NASCAR novels. For me Zombies was an exercise in hanging with an "old friend" and and proof that books strike you in radically different ways depending on "where" you are when you read them.
Can't wait to finish although I'll be sad when it's over: Charlaine Harris' Dead until Dark