I'm afraid I didn't get much done on either one of them. Chalk it up to a busy week, I guess.
Have you ever come across a book that was so good, you were disappointed to finish it? I found The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss to be one such. Fortunately, Kvothe hasn't finished his story yet, and two more books are scheduled. Unfortunately, the next one won't be out until April 2009! I hate waiting for the next installment of a book (and then forgetting what all happened in the first one). And I had decided not to start another series until all the books were available (a decision made in response to Robert Jordan's death). But this one slipped by me, somehow. I'm sorely disappointed to have to wait, but I can't say I'm sorry to have read the book. If you enjoy fantasy, or even a well-told, rousing tale, I strongly encourage you to check this one out.
Lots of different colors in this section, so I didn't get a bunch done. A lot of fun to stitch, though.
She's growing up too fast. Or perhaps I should say she has grown up too fast.
I am also happy to report that she finally landed a roll in one the school's productions. Next year they are doing Alice in Wonderland for their musical and she will be playing the Queen of Hearts. It's been too long since I've had a chance to enjoy her talent and I'm really looking forward to it. She, needless to say, is ecstatic. I'm also hoping that being able to act again will help her feel a bit happier.
And here's what it looked like the next day. What a difference, huh? Ah, the joys of living on the water! I wish now I hadn't left at low tide, since it turned out the worst was past by then and the whole thing set me back a bit, since we decided to stay at a motel rather than wade through the water again that evening to get back to the house. I keep telling myself better safe than sorry -- and I'm not going put my children in potential danger to save a few bucks. Still, it's annoying because I always over-react. But the one time I don't will be the time something really bad happens!
Enough about my weather woes. I've got some cross stitch pictures to share. I've finished up with the second round of my rotation and am currently working on Victory again. But since I'm so behind in getting pictures up, I'll show you Ballet Pigs.
I'm going to be tweaking my rotation once again. There are a few designs that have been screaming at me and I'm going to give in and start them. They are all HAEDs and are: Red Dragon, Crown of Creation, Calling the Crows, and Beauty and the Beast. I was planning to take Ballet Pigs out, but after seeing it anew, I'm not so sure. I'm also considering taking Sea of Roses out, since I have two other active Selena Fenech's. I had hoped to keep my active projects limited to 21, but I just don't think I'm going to be able to stick to that. I'm also planning to start The Red Thread, which I plan to give to a friend who has provided some heavy duty assistance to me and my family on more than one occassion.
And finally a finish! Woo hoo! Probably my only one for 2008. This is the Stars and Moon Baby Sampler my daughter and I did for her babysitter's daughter. I substituted Victoria Clayton silk floss for the DMC. The picture does not do the colors justice, they are incredibly vibrant! I'm looking forward to getting it back from the framer so we can give it to her.
I did manage to discern from him that the water didn't get any higher than it was this morning.
I'm a wee bit concerned that the water isn't receding. And this trailer is making the most ominous creaking sounds. It's starting to look like we'll have to wade out at low tide or run the risk of not being able to get out at all. And, yeah, I'm a little scared.
I should go do some more stitching, but I'm afraid I've found another habit to while away the time. I got Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst for my youngest and now I'm hooked!
I don't have to do anything this weekend so hopefully I'll be able to get some more pictures posted. It helps that I now have a web page for each of my active projects. So much easier to update an existing page than to set up a new one!
The principal at my kids' high school was arrested yesterday for, basically, having an affair with a 17 year old student. He's been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and 30 counts of 4th degree rape (it's been going on since January). The kids hated him and so are pleased he's gone and I'm just disgusted. I just don't get how someone can risk everything like that.
And here's another of my much delayed WIP pics. Cirque des Cercles. I'm afraid I didn't spend too much time on this one, anxious as I was to move on to Broken Angel.
I took the Stars and Moon Baby Sampler my daughter and I stitched for her sitter's daughter in to Michaels this weekend. This is the first thing I've had framed professionally and I just about passed out when she told me the price! Needless to say, I won't be getting a matte and settled for a cheap dark blue metal frame. And it's still costing over $50. Add that to the cost of materials and we're talking about one really expensive baby gift. I really should have just gotten some onsies as suggested! But this is what my daughter wanted to do and her sitter's family certainly is her second family. And besides, it is stunning.