It is the middle of December already and I still haven't recovered from the whooshing by of September, October and November. I think we need to borrow some of the people working on the global warming phenomenon and put them to work on the speeding time phenomenon.
But, time is wasting, I need to get on with this post because the telephone just rang interrupting my train of thought. It was the daughter asking if I could take the girls today. Of course, I said "Of course". The only thing is it means that I won't be getting to my next book today. But in its place, Little Miss 3 and I will be having an art day. And maybe when Little Miss 7 gets off the bus, she will join us. I will try to have some fantabulous (yes that is a made up word, but I can't take credit for it), artful things to show you tomorrow.
Meantime, I did get "Under Mad Anthony's Banner" finished yesterday and it is by far my favorite to date. I am getting much better at the coptic stitch and am determined to try a 2 needle soon. I am going to try it on a small book so that I only require 2 needles. Stay tuned for that one.
Here are a few pix:
|a picture from the original book as front end paper|
|a picture from the original book as back end paper|
The hubster tells me that we are going to have a warm up today, and then he tells me that it is going to get all the way up to 21º F. I don't know about you, but even though this is almost 10 degrees warmer than the last two days, I find it hard to use warm and 21º F in the same sentence.
I'm still in my jimjams and on my first mug of coffee and the girls are coming around noon, so if I am going to get anything done at all today, I'd best get on my horse. I may just stay in the jimjams all day though. There is no law against creating art in your pajamas; at least I don't think there is.
I will be adding "Under Mad Anthony's Banner to my "Handmade Books" page and it will be available for purchase. There is still time to get a journal in time for Christmas if you order soon *-)