Happy Monday! I have been doing some stitching but it seems I can work a few hours but I am not making great progress in any one sitting. Windy City Santa is ready for our second class with Libby Sturdy next Saturday. All my homework is done plus I finished the water, added the boats, added the grass, and finished a few more buildings. I am happy with what I have done. This piece was chosen as my 2012 challenge piece to finish by next January.
I have also been spending some time with the wave piece. I am almost done with row 21 of 26 row in the total project. Then I will need to add eyelets and the starfish near the white thread (where the water meets the sand.) I am working on this piece because it has one set of my 12 inch stretcher bars. I need a frame that is 12x12 for a class I am taking on February 18th and 19th and I really do not want to buy bars if I can help it. I will have to take Frog Stew off for the other set of bars but this is the economical thing to do. If DH gets a job this week, then I may be over this economizing thing and buying one more 12 inch set.
I have also been busy reading library books. I finished 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. This book was around 950 pages so it was like reading 3 books and it took a while. It was pretty good but not sure I would say you have to go out and get this book unless you are a fan of the author. This is the first book of his that I have read. Now I am reading The Tigers Wife by Tea Obreht. I am about half way through this book. Again this one is OK but I am not telling anyone to rush out and buy this either.
On a less refined note and probably where my mind needs to be right now. Loved catching up on the Bachelor and 24 Hour Catwalk yesterday. Recently, I watched half of the this seasons Dexter and this is another great season. Finally, I finished season one of Boardwalk Empire. Loved it!!
We did have a big weekend and the Happy Monday comment is more to psyche myself into believing it. On Friday, about 15 of us went out for Tapas. It was a good time but we got home late. On Saturday night we had friends over that we met on our trip to the Turks in December. They came in with a ton of wine and we killed it all. DH made a wonderful meal of shrimp and scallops with a chipotle butter sauce for starters, the main meal was a cassoulet and an asparagus dish with poached egg and pancetta. For desert, he made a tort. This turned into another late night so by last night I could not get relaxed even though I should have been exhausted. Oh well, the work week is to straighten out the bad habits from the weekend:)
Hope everyone has a great week with lots of stitching time. Cheers!