Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Salon...multi tasking

Well, this Sunday, like many other Sundays I settled down to my three favorites things: Reading, cross-stitching and watching the Red Sox.  Let's just say the Red Sox did not live up to expectations, although my mother the Orioles fan is probably in 7th heaven.

I read a couple chapters of Beryl Markham's bio, and then plugged my ears into a terrific audio of "Cold Sassy Tree" - a delightful vignette of life in Georgia around just before WW I.  While 'ear-reading' I was able to finish FINALLY, my current cross stitch project, pictured here.  I've only been working on this for about 4 years, and really wanted it to be finished, so I can start my next one.  It's sort of like trying to finish a long book so you can get to the next one on the about to topple TBR pile.  This picture reminds me a lot of where we live.. we have a yellow house (and up until last fall had a big oak in the front yard.  We live on the river, and can see boats going by, and I like to listen for the Owls Head light, although I can't see if from our deck.

It is always rewarding to finish something that takes a lot of time and energy, particularly when you can have it around for years to come.  I'm now debating where to hang it, and what kind of frame to use, but it will hang among other family treasures because it speaks of place and memories.

Reviews on Cold Sassy Tree and Beryl Markham will be up later this week, along with the Sue Grafton I finished on Friday.  For now, I'm off to sort thread for the great Blue Heron!


  1. Nothing like the happy feeling that comes with finishing a project...especially a long term project!

  2. That is a beautiful picture! Isn't it great to finish something? It turned out really well.

  3. I am so disappointed in the Red Sox; I can't even watch them lately :(


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