The past few days I have been furiously stitching on 2 new designs, reading, and napping. (having a tired spell) Here’s my latest blackwork; the stitching is done but now I need to make the chart pretty and design the cover… assuming I can stay awake long enough to do that, it will make it to shops before the holiday :)
I was the first person in the request line for this book at my library, and I got it the day after they did. I love the smell and feel of a new book, so reading this was a pleasure! Unfortunately, that was the best thing about it… until I gave up on trying to reconcile the story with JA’s Pride & Prejudice. Colleen McCullough portrayed those beloved characters completely differently (sometimes shockingly so) than I imagined them to be and it was kind of sad. Jane wound up a lonely baby factory, Elizabeth very unhappily married, Lydia an old drunk… I don’t know, it just didn’t seem right to me. But the story was a good one, and once I quit comparing it to P&P, one I enjoyed. I’d recommend it to you :)
I’m about halfway through Thai Die, and it’s typical Monica Ferris fair… not too good, but not too bad either, with some interesting needlework tidbits thrown in. How’s that for a rave review? Next on my reading list is Revolutionary Road.