Yesterday I took the final exam for my statistics class and handed in my little research paper for accounting (revenue recognition where right of return is present. Let's say you're a publisher and the bookstores return on average about 60% of your unsold books--at what point do you record the sale?), so today was the first Sunday in 15 weeks that I didn't have homework. I did a little stitching on The Ark (La-D-Da). I had put it away some time ago, because I had made an error that needed to be frogged. The frogging took about 15 minutes, and then I rolled forward again.
I went to Everything Cross Stitch Friday and got this. It's very reminiscent of the Noah's Ark sampler above, isn't it? It's a new chart called "Home Coming" by Eileen Bennett for the Sampler House. It's charted for 35 count (I'm using 32), using DMC. I like it a lot, but I don't get the big bug in the center. It IS a bug, isn't it? Maybe I should take it out and insert some more rabbits. There are only 2 rabbits in this design--not nearly enough, I'd say. It's a pleasingly affordable project: 12 skeins of DMC (lots of colors of brown and black and gray in there ($4), a small piece of linen ($8), and the chart ($8). How many projects can you kit up for $20 these days?
Most of us loafed today--it's cold and windy here--and I'm still wiped out from yesterday. Next week is the accounting final, which I don't worry too much about and will spend just a bit of time studying for. (There's something about the color of that bath rug that makes me feel that Peaches is relaxing next to the pool.)
In fact if it weren't for needing to eat and wash some clothes and mess with the vacuum, nothing would have been accomplished today at all. No Christmas decorating occurred. Ditto shopping, dusting, toilet scrubbing or climbing the ladder in the garage to find the Christmas stuff. I did not return my horribly overdue library books. I did not go out to Borders and use my 25% off coupon or buy a New York Times. I did not get gas or hem my pants. I did not iron anything to wear next week.