Before I share any stitching, I wanted to thank all of you for leaving comments for me. Thanks especially for the kind words in regards to the loss of Hogsie. I do miss him a bit.
I also got a really neat comment back from Joysze in regards to the expression "it's raining cats and dogs" and being a Swede. She writes: "Raining cats and dogs, yup... I say that too. It's to do with the olden days where cats and dogs would rest on the thatched roofs and when the rain was really heavy, the roofs would give way and down would come the cats and dogs. " How cool is that! I had no idea that this is the historical background to this saying, but it totally makes sense! (Joysze is from Malaysia btw, not Sweden, but still....)
Beth commented that she also uses this phrase and she is half-Swedish! Hey Beth - who did you pick up the phrase from, your Swedish parent or your American parent? Curious minds are dying to find out! :-)
Since I have been pretty boring on the stitch-front lately - lots of invisible stitching and slower than sloooow over-one sections - I thought that I'd show you my lunch project. We, that is P.Snickety, Hip-Hip and myself, have actually been really good at keeping up our lunch-time stitching this week! I think that we probably had 4 stitching sessions. We even scouted out the locations of the conference rooms that can be locked from the inside, so that we can stitch in peace. All of us are coming along nicely and I am surprised to discover how refreshing it is to work in a quick stitch in the middle of a long day at the office.
Anywhere, here is a scan of The Birdcage:
I guess that I could have brought my Birdcage home to taken a photo of it, but I felt that I did have to scan it at work, since I did not want to bring it home with me - way too tempting. I have to spend more time stitching on the Richmond sampler and a lot less time on funny looking birds flapping about. As you can see, 11.5 birds are done and there are 8.5 left to go, so before too long it will ride home with me to get finished anyway!
Other than that, I have been spending time with the Richmond sampler. I managed to dodge a cold (knock on wood) by eating Zycam, drinking a lot of fluids and taking it real easy in the evenings. I have spent most of my stitching on the "automatic" parts, like the big field in the front of the house that just need filled in with the grass. I am still very much into this sampler, so that is fun! As a matter of fact, I have it spread out on the floor in my cross-stitch room. Every morning when I get ready to go to work, I open the door to that room, turn on the light and stare at it for a few seconds. Then I sneak a peak every time I pass by... Yes, I know that I have a problem! But it is a good one, right!?
Well, off to bed with me! Will be a bit hard to go to sleep - I just watched a really disturbing Sherlock Holmes movie on Netflix, The Eligible Bachelor. Shrug!
Good night and have a wonderful weekend!