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Monday, October 12, 2009

Floating windows and door

(Note:  I actually started this blog post last Monday, and somehow never actually finished posting it.)

It was great. I was actually starting to post again on a regular basis, multiple times in a week. And that's how long it lasted. One. Week.

I really do plan to get back to posting frequently. Unfortunately, I timed my increase in productivity poorly. It just so happened that my favorite author, Diana Gabaldon, released the seventh main novel (as opposed to shorter sideline novels) in her Outlander series on September 22. My copy of An Echo in the Bone (which I preordered when I was in the hospital in January!) showed up last Monday.  Usually, I do most of my "reading" via audiobook, which has the distinct advantage in allowing me to stitch at the same time.  Echo is not yet available in audio, so it has definitely made a dent in my stitching time.  I'm on page 404 today.  Almost halfway through.  Give me another week and I'll be back to stitching and blogging more. 

The little bit of stitching I have accomplished in the past week has been on my Blessing sampler.  Here we have floating windows and a floating door above a brick walkway:



Despite the minimal time I've devoted to stitching this past week, this is actually working up fairly quickly.  Yes, it's over one thread of the linen, but fortunately it's just tent stitch, not full crosses.

(Update: I finished my book yesterday.  Let the blogging and stitching resume at whatever passes for a "normal" pace now.)

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Erin update:  Erin is doing fairly well out of the cast.  She's pretty wobbly from the waist down.  She has to wear her brace most of the time, so she doesn't have much time each day to rebuild muscle tone.  She's just starting to roll over again.

The brace is okay...


But free time is more fun!

5 comments:

Front Range Stitcher said...

Such a happy baby, a reflection of her environment I suspect. I think you do a fabulous job with your blog (and the baby too!).

Kathy A. said...

What a great smile on Erin's face. She has grown so much and looks so very happy. Good job Mom.
I have Echo but am saving it for the car ride to AZ. I am looking forward to it1

shakatak66 said...

Your stitching is beautiful as always :) I just managed to find a copy of Echo in the Bone on Audible.com as an audiobook - I totally freaked out, as it usually takes forever before we're allowed to download from 'across the pond'. Don't know if you've tried them before for audiobooks, but thought I'd mention it just in case :)

Jeanne said...

Thanks, everyone!

Anne - Thanks. I love Audible! Yes, Echo is NOW available on Audible - and I've downloaded it. It wasn't yet available when I first wrote this post.

Karoline said...

Great photo's of Erin, she's such a cutie.

Your Blessing sampler is looking lovely