Thursday, February 02, 2006
Well for something more pleasant. I picked up my needle again! I needed something mind numbing and this bookmark of Pluto fit perfectly. I have a small collection of bookmarks (I think most avid readers end up with a collection whether they want one or not) and I thought he was cute. He didn't take me long to stitch. It was all block colours and there were no half stitches. I would actually recommend this for a beginner despite the fact that it is stitched on plastic canvas. The only problem was that the chart was pretty small but that can easily be fixed with a photocopier.
And once the bookmark was finished I felt the need to keep going. So I finished off The Christmas Elf Fairy. I am really pleased with the way she turned out. Tonight I am going to hunt out the chart I wanted to replace her with on my rota. I decided not to use the left over threads from the elf fairy. There were more colour changes within the chart than I though so I just ordered the materials I needed. I won't actually go back to my rota though until I am back at work next week.
As for my English lit degree I am pretty excited about it too. My first essay has already been sent away. I don't get graded for this one though. For this module it seems more like a social sciences course than lit. There is a bit of everything in there. I'm not sure why but I have no doubt that I will enjoy it just the same. It is next years course I am really looking forward to. Lots if Shakespeare and some Dickens, Austen and Mary Shelley. The Shakespeare plays were the ones I was really looking forward to and it turns out they are the only ones out of the list that I haven't read. Would have been nice to have a Dickens book I hadn't read but I suppose it will just make life a little easier for me. There is also a full Shakespeare course on offer later in the degree.
I'm impatient to see what you will stitch next !
Your Christmas elf fairy is amazing! You did a great job, and that's a HAPPY DANCE! Well done for Pluto as well! It's a great bookmark! My kids would love it!
Rants: if you need to talk about it, then DO! Those who don't want to know just can skip the paragraph (it's like when I'm fed up with my puter, I rant between [ and ]. Read it or not, that's your choice!)
It's funny how we can focus on THINGS, when these relationships end... But there must be strong psychological reasons... And I would also find it very hard when it comes down to books and DVDs...
English litterature: WOW! I envy you for having the courage to go back to studies... You're very strong, Karen. I admire you!
Lots of hugs! I'm looking forward to your next post!