So, I realize things have been a little quiet around here. I’ll get to why in a minute. But, first let me say how much I appreciate everyone who stops by to read my blog, even if you don’t comment. I must be doing something right, since I’ve just topped 100 followers. That just rocks my world, seriously. Especially since over the last two years, the stitching and blogging have become seriously hampered by the whole working full time and going to school thing. But, you guys have stuck with me. That means a lot. So…on with the show.
I didn’t get to stitch as much as I would’ve liked this weekend, but I did stitch a little. I made some good progress on WMHB. I got the front of the house filled in and I’ve moved on to the side. It’s really coming along. I love this piece, and I can’t wait to see more of it emerge.
I also worked on ATS a tiny little bit on Sunday. I finished up that star I was almost done with and got started on the pikes on either side of the angel. The left-hand pike is almost done. Not really worth a progress pic, but hopefully this weekend will bring some more stitching time on it.
I realize I’ve been remiss in sharing my latest reads with you. A couple of weeks ago I went to my book club for March. The selection for March was No Tomorrow by Vivant Denon. It’s a tiny little book, the text is only about thirty pages, sixty if you count the introduction. The book is worth a read though. If you haven’t read Les Liaisons Dangereuses, you should, but this book is like a single scene from that book. Similar timeframe, similar feel. A single rendezvous rather than a series of them.
But, what’s been occupying my time lately is school. I finished up my class in Microsoft Project 2007, and then had to take my certification exam last week. I spent a good amount of time the weekend before studying…with my study buddy, Othello.
Excuse the poor photos from my phone. But, Othello must have helped my retention because I took my exam on Wednesday and passed. What a huge weight off my shoulders that was. And to celebrate, I took myself to the book store.
I immediately set Fiery Cross aside and picked up Catching Fire. I’ve been wanting to read that one for awhile now. And I finally broke down and bought Water for Elephants, people have been telling me to read that one forever. I could have easily come home with a lot more, but I restrained myself. And I was really happy with this little reward.
So, I have begun my very last class at school. I feel like I’ve been focused on nothing but school for the past few weeks (actually even before that, since I pushed so hard to get where I needed to be before leaving for Nashville). It’s going to be a little while longer before I can even raise my head up from all this, but at least I’m in the home stretch. And as part of being able to take a deep breath again, I treated myself to a movie this weekend. I went to see Remember Me. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a movie in the theatre, a really long while since I went by myself. But, I really enjoyed my whole movie experience – getting to see the previews, staying through the credits, the whole shabang. And the movie was excellent. I highly recommend seeing it, if you have the chance. The photo at the top of this post is in honor of the film. I took it when we went to visit NYC back in 2007. The sculpture of Alice is in Central Park.
So, that’s what’s been going on around these parts. Until next time…
I am grateful for books and Twizzlers and RP.