Mrs. (the giant penguin) came back out to play for a couple nights during which I:
- finished the light pink band which had been languishing mostly done)
- figured out what to stitch in the purple band (and got the whole band put in)
- put in the bottom edge of the flipper (that was because I thought I knew what I was going to do with the gold bracelet and I needed the flipper part out of the way. Turns out I didn't know. Oh well.)
- figured out what to stitch in the black band and got it partially put in.
Also I have allegedly worked out what to do in the medium and dark pink bands, but until those sections actually start I have learned that I am prone to vacillation.
I don't think I had a picture of this last time -- this way my last finish. A LK Flip It which was easy as pie. Why did it take me forever to get around to it?????
Last weekend (I think) I had a flag marathon. I just settled my fanny in and basketwove my little fingers off. I got from here:
And, why yes, I am very proud of myself. Just to put int in perspective -- that's probably 6-8 hours of stitching. See! I told you my needles were slow!
Also, one night another star appeared in my sky --
While I know that is rather pathetic. It was actually quite amazing given that I was too tired to really start stitching when I pulled it out, but I powered through..... and then collapsed into my pillow.
On a bookish front, I went with our friend So Many Books to The Last Bookstore -- an amazing space for books (mostly used) in L.A. It really is a neat space --
with cool book art -- (I think this is a security cam picture of what my bookshelves do when I'm not home)
Now, while I loved the book art, I am a bibliophile at heart. Book art is all well and good, but I need to be able to get to books and I kept getting stymied in my progress by people trying to get the perfect pic for instagram or facebook. I swear this one pair of 20-something women took a dozen pictures each of themselves posed in a book "window." There was a certain undercurrent to their repeats of "people in the background"-- well, duh, Buffy -- it's a store. We're here to shop. Take your blooming picture and get out of the way!
Another annoyance was that I found it hard to come away with a pile. It seems that my authors are just too awesome in general for people to give them up. So I came away with this small collection of goodies:
Happy Stitching and Reading to you all -- may your needles be faster and trendsetters not be in your book shopping way!
Pratchett thought of the day:
Nothing-to-see is what most of the universe consists of.
Going Postal – Terry Pratchett