I want to tell you about a new
Kind of hard to see in the pic, but they work!!! I clip them onto my bifocals and they're just the right magnification to help me see, without having to hold my stitching up to my nose. Which of course makes my neck ache. I couldn't wait for the give-away to end, so I hurried and ordered them. Kelly is absolutely lovely to work with, EXCELLENT customer service. She also has a blog and has a give-away going!
I was finally able to finish my birdcage stitchery.
I haven't had time to make it into anything yet. All I've done this week is quilt a baby quilt for a friend [no pics]. But I've also been doing some stitching on the pin pillows pattern I won from Cheryl...
I really want to do her coloring technique, but need to get some colored pencils and the textile medium to keep them from washing out. Maybe I can get that this week. Usually I use crayon, but you don't have the same control over tiny areas that you would with pencil. I want to give it a try.
While stitching, I've been watching some new Miss Marple videos.
I didn't think I'd like the new Miss Marple. I loved Joan Hickson in all the PBS videos, I thought she was so perfect in that role...but I DO like Julia McKenzie in the role as well. Thank goodness. Agatha Christie books were my first introduction to the mystery world, I started reading them when I was nine years old. At one time I owned every book she wrote.
I've also been listening to audio books. Milk and Honey Quilts has had a couple of reviews of audio books from LibriVox, a website where you can download free audio books. I've really enjoyed her selections, and last night decided to browse the site for myself. Another favorite of mine is P.G. Wodehouse, and thankfully they have some of his books. Listening while I stitch is better than watching a video, because I don't have to look up from my stitching. I think I'll get a lot done on my Sis Boom quilt while I listen!
Off to quilt, or stitch, or something....have a wonderful Sunday!