I really am going to try to do a "real" blog entry this week; in the meantime here is a placekeeper. As you can tell by the picture above, I am still consumed with my renewed love of cross-stitching.
Last Friday night I want to a very great cross-stitch shop, The Country Cupboard, in Orland Park, Illinois and had a stitch-in with some women there. There was pizza served and everyone worked on their respective projects, talked and laughed. It was a great entry to the weekend.
This week will be a very weird one. Mike had to travel for work and will be gone all week. I get kind of directionless when he is gone. I have some movies to watch, some cross-stitch to do, and Wally Lamb's new book comes out on Tuesday so that all will keep me busy. But obviously I will miss my husband while he is gone. Before he goes away I think greedily of all that I will do when I am on my own, and then when he is gone I just want him to come back already!
One exciting thing that happened tonight was that I started a new cross-stitch project on linen. I have stitched on Aida and evenweave fabric; but never linen as I thought it was too hard. The stitching on linen looks superior to everything else (to me at least) and so far tonight I have successfully stitched one whole word on the linen and I feel like this is something I can definitely do. So, wahoo on that!
I have the movies Enchanted, The Painted Veil and Memoirs of a Geisha to watch this week. Also, I own the movies Funny Girl and Moulin Rouge which I want to watch again.
Hope everyone has a good week! Things are looking up in America!
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