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Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Song of the Dead
I spent a wee bit longer stitching on this one than scheduled, but once I got started I decided to keep on with it until I got the full width done. So here is the top 30 rows of Song of the Dead by Stephanie Law charted by HAED.

I didn't have a piece of Monaco large enough, so I ended up using 25 count antique white Lugana. A bit of the fabric does show through, but when you step back it isn't noticeable. The detail is really incredible -- the picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice. I can't wait to get to some of the subtleties in this piece to see how they come out.

I'll start working on Serenity by Examplars from the Heart tomorrow. I don't know how much time I'll have for stitching over the next few days, since my son is performing in his school's production of A Doll's House tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday. Plus I'm working Saturday morning. Fortunately Monday is a holiday, though, I'll need the extra day after this weekend!

But for now I think I'll head off to bed and try to get to sleep before 3 am. Not sure how successful I'll be since there is a creature under the house that has been making attempts all evening to come up through a hole in my bathroom floor. Trailers suck. My cats are all in a tither, but have been keeping whatever it is at bay. I'll let them stay in my room, so the monster doesn't get me. Which will create other difficulties to disrupt my sleep. The female lays on me and the males get this sudden burst of energy in the middle of the night and chasing each other like tasmanian devils. I've gotten used to her using my shoulder for a bed, but when those boys jump on me, I always wake up (usually having suffered a puncture on some part of my anatomy). Of course, I may have nothing to worry about. I haven't seen the cats for a while. Perhaps they decided to take matters into their own hands and have gone down the hole to get whatever it is that's under there.



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