December 07, 2008


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.)

More loafing.

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.
"We're hungry."


Kristen said...

Sounds like a nice day to me ! :)

d. moll, said...

Soundz like a just fine day today, just, you know, being. I'm confused about Elvis's size. In the pic he looks enormous, but in the post below he looks smaller and Pink looks like he is bigger. In fact I always thought Elvis was pretty smallish until today's pic. AlI really know is that Peaches looks cute as a darn buton by her pool.

Melody said...

Some Sundays, you just don't want to do chores. I can totally identify with that.

quiltcat said...

Maybe it's a lobster? another rabbit in its place would be a fine idea. Peaches looks lovely by her pool; it's so nice to see all the bunnies and all the cat kids. Glad you treated yourself to a quiet day!

bunnygirl said...

Your needlepoint project definitely needs more bunnies. In fact, why even bother with other animals?

I'm loving all the critter pics! They have the right idea, so don't feel bad that you spent the day relaxing. Stats--ugh. You earned a rest!

mainely stitching said...

LOL at the hungry kitties! Love your stitching. Don't know about that big bug - maybe a commentary on the lady's housekeeping skills? I mean, all those animals would require some seriously cleaning-up-after. LOL!

Tammy said...

Looks pretty!

FrecklesandDeb said...

We agree about the bug -- another bunny would be so much better!

Loafing -- now that is our kind of sport!

Good thing we aren't taking that test -- it sounds hard to us.

Rabbits' Guy said...

A. Bug - no. Bunns - yes!

b. Peaches looks like the pet bunny of Rock Hudson and Doris Day in Pillow Talk (or any similar '50's movie!)

C. The animals in your place look well enough fed so some relax is in line there. Just don't go making it a habit!

D. I always think of cross-stitch as a nice combination of craft and art!

furrybutts said...

LOL at the alien-looking bug! It doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the animals. A rabbit in its place would be great!

Your bunnies and cats sure know how to live life! Loaf and eat, the loaf and eat somemore :p Do the bunnies and cats get along?