"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Peacocks and Indians.

In today's mail I received another eBay win from the U.S. - a tea/hand towel with a stunning peacock embroidered on it. Go here for a look if you are interested.
I've had a lovely day today. I had one job this morning, after which I did my weekly fresh food shopping, and came home to enjoy a brief lunch. I spent the afternoon stitching on my Indian Chief, while listening to some of my rarely played classical music CDs and tapes: Strauss, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach...all that lovely stuff. I say rarely played not because I don't want to listen to it - I just never seem to get the house to myself to play what I like for four hours! Chief UFO got a fair work-out, not that you can see much from this photo unless you want to jump back a month and compare it to the one I took on June 30th.
Late this afternoon, Helen rang the doorbell to announce her arrival with the new Harry Potter book. She had promised to lend it to several other people, but knowing how fast I read, she generously gave me first go. Thank you, dear friend - I've read about 60 pages tonight, and it will be back in your hands by Sunday night!


Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi Gina,
Your Indian Chief is really looking great .... it'll be wonderful to see the finished product !
Hope you enjoy Harry Potter ... I thought it was fabulous, and couldn't put it down !! Let me know what you think.
Take care, Meow

loulee1 said...

Chief UFO is looking great, not long until he's finished I'd guess.
Enjoy your book.

Alice said...

He's a pretty impressive piece of work, I must say. What will he be when he's finished, a wallhanging perhaps?

Glad you had the opportunity to bask in your favourite music. Perhaps you should invest in an iPod and then you can load all your favourites and listen to your heart's content without disturbing anyone else.

Gina E. said...

Hi ladies! Thanks for commenting on The Indian. Meow, I would have done a whole lot more stitching this weekend, if it hadn't been for HP! Still, great book.
Loulee, I am aiming to finish this project by mid November, to please Ken's family, who have been nagging me to finish it - lol!
Alice, yes - when finished, it will be framed and hung in the lounge room along with Ken's other Indian-themed things.

Jeanette said...

Hi Gina.
Your Indian chief is look great,your fine stitching is a real work of art.ill be back to view updates.

Maggie Ann said...

Gina, your stitching is just wonderful...I'm all admiration!!!