September 21, 2007

Another Brick in the Wall (II)

It's been a long time since I've posted. Mostly it's been the pressures of work and school--I'm working on an accounting degree granted to students who have a degree in something else. There are ten pre-requisites, which I'm working my way through now, and then I go on to take ten advanced level accounting classes. The degree is offered at Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond, and I'm very excited about getting out of the legal field and into something else and equally excited about exiting the Washington work scene about a year from now, and heading into Richmond. I'm a late bloomer; this will be the second degree I've earned post-40. That's okay--I'm a better student for it--I'm probably a lot more shrewd than I was at 20 in my approach to assignments even if I do tend to forget where I put my car keys more these days. But it's meant a drop in stitching time, although I'm still plugging away in between answering questions about what items in a balance sheet might be red flags for an audit.

I've been on vacation this week and did some work on this: the brick stitch is a blast and gives a nice effect.

And speaking of bricks, here is some brickwork in buildings behind my favorite furniture store in Richmond, La Difference.

Here's the brickwork inside of La Diff, whose three floors of showrooms are in a big old brick industrial building. We're thinking of buying this table for our house.

More pictures of stitching projects coming up later. I've been working on the Neighborhood RR, and I have bought some new projects recently. I'm going to go to work on sewing a set of sheers for my bathroom windows before the daylight fades--the easiest way of working with sheers. I bought the fabric at G Street Fabrics after two days of combing the home dec section.


Anna van Schurman said...

Hey, you're back! Love the brick stitch. And bricks (my house is brick).

Barbara said...

The brick stitch and the bricks are both stunning. I just love old brick work - something so warm and timeless about it. :) Good luck with your demanding schedule!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Missed you but man you have a lot on your plate1 The stitching is great and I love those old buildings too!

Wendy said...

Congrats on working towards a new degree! That takes a lot of dedication, especially with the pull of stitching projects calling to you. Very nice bricks by the way :-D