Well, after I posted the TUSAL this morning, I looked around and decided I'd rather be disgusted by Heathcliff and his nonsense (I'm listening to Wuthering Heights on audio book) and stitch instead of doing anymore cleanup of the aftermath of Hurricane Carla.
It turned out to be a GREAT idea. Then around 2:30 pm my friend Michael, my daughter and I went down to the Rookery and had a delicious late lunch, visited for awhile and then I came home and continued with the stitching.....and with being disgusted. No wonder I don't remember reading this book 9 million years ago! The characters are spoiled and horrid, and WHY does everyone die? In the end the good triumphed (in a bizarre way) but I'm still questioning why it would be okay for the daughter of Catherine to marry Catherine's brother's son?
Before I let you in on what's next in delicious audibles, first let me show you the stitching! You will probably agree it is quite wonderful. If not, poo on you!
|Day 1 of 12 Days of Christmas|
Isn't it lovely? What's really great is I missed a stitch on two of the garlands, but you cannot really tell and frogging those tiny stitches is NOT fun, so I'm not doing it. It looks marvelous as is and makes it more mine.
The back stitching for the over two borders went by so quickly I didn't realize I was done at first. I had to pause the audio book (during one of Heathcliff's tirades about some angry idiocy) to look and make sure. Then I began the back stitching on the letters.
Took a close up of that for you to check out, because if you are like me you want to SEE with your special eyes just how tiny stuff is.
You can see the tiny "berries" and the tiny stitching. Would you believe that because of the fabric (Zweigart 28 ct White Cashel Linen) I don't have to switch to a smaller needle and can continue using my fat one? The smaller needles make my hands crampy because I'm afraid I'm going to lose it since it is so tiny I can't always feel it between my fingers and squeeze extra tightly.
The colors are beautiful, I love gold. After the backstitch comes the Partridge in a pear tree which might be a little difficult because of the tiny stitching, but will probably turn out very pretty as well.
So what is next up on the Audible book list? I'm so glad you asked! Atonement by Ian McEwan, read by Jill Tanner. I love the movie very much and cried so hard at the end....and for the next few days as I pondered the "atonement". Ran out of Kleenex. Hopefully this time, listening to the book, I won't be tempted to use my linen to wipe my tears!!!
I love Keira Knightley and James McAvoy in the movie, but most especially; Vanessa Redgrave. Definitely a good one for "chick flick night" or if you are home alone and have a few hours to recover before anyone shows up...give it a watch.
For now, this is my next audible book and I hope to be well into Day 2 before it ends.
And now, I'm off to bed! Happy Stitching my people!