.. Reading ..
I'm hooked on a new series now .. actually it's Dave's fault, but it started with my friend Diana .. by David Balducci. Diana turned me onto his series starting with "The Camel Club". I, in turn, introduced Dave to them, and had to download the 4th in that series to my Kindle as soon as it was released (and then in turn had to share my Kindle with the David). Dave wanted more of his books, so next door to Lizz's Used Books I go (it's hell having a source right next to my shop - with it's stitching addictions - for my reading addictions!!) and Lizz gave me books 1-3 in another series by Balducci: Split Second, Hour Game & Simple Genius. And then as soon as his 4th in that series was released, had it immediately downloaded to my Kindle. Can't wait .. must read now! Only problem with that is ... since the first 3 books were actual 'books', I let Dave have control of my Kindle so he could read "First Family" while I began the series. Now, since I'm still reading the paperbacks (I'm on book 3), he's still reading the Kindle. He's on "The Host" by the author of Twilight .. one I HAVE to read!! Kindle lets you download a couple of chapters for free to see 'if' you want to purchase the 'book' or not, and I was hooked on what I was able to read! I also have the 9th Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire book that was just released this week downloaded and waiting for me too!
Now I have to find Dave something NEW to read so I can regain control of my toy!!
... N Stitching ...
One of the ways I deal with stress, other than to make a lot of jokes, is to hide myself away. That's what I've been doing lately ... reading like a madman and stitching to beat the band! I've stitched more in the past month and half (or has it been longer??) than I have in a year I'm sure!
Finishing up "Picasso's Rooster" on 40ct silk gauze, and then will either start Handblessing's "Hooked On Reading" or Carriage House Samplings' "A Happy Hallowe'en". I had taken that one with me on my last flight to San Diego and found out that despite a good magnifier, airplane lighting is just not conducive to stitching well on 32ct Black Silk gauze. sigh I was going to post pictures of my completed works, but since I left my camera at the shop, that will have to wait until another day!
Since this is Mother's Day, and since I've been under such stress and yet able to complete so many stitched projects, I'll give credit and say (humor, arr arr) .. Thanks Mom!!!