Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Round Four: Our Souls

Another three days has gone by. Our Souls, the anniversary sampler I started for the dude two years ago, had its turn. The first time I showed it--three months after our anniversary--it looked like this. I had stitched a bit more on it before I started this round, but not enough for a picture.

While I stitch, I've been listening to As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. I don't love audiobooks that much (I can't pay attention) but this one is fun. One of my friends recommended specifically that it be listened to since 1) Cary Elwes reads it 2) he does imitations--and well, and 3) a bunch of other people involved in making the movie read their own sidebars. (In the book, they're in shaded boxes, but in the audiobook they're in different voices!) It has been entertaining.

I can't imagine how the three of us must look piled onto the couch, the dude reading, the dog curled up between us, and me with the laptop on my lap, in headphones, stitching and laughing.

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?

Back to a DUCJC piece from last year, Greenland Santa.


Julie said...

Delightful design, you made good progress this time finishing the wording and adding the rose

Melinda Forbes said...

This is the best quote. Love it. Thanks for the tip on the Audio Book

Linda said...

Nice progress Nikki.


Brigitte said...

What a darling piece this is. And makes a wonderful anniversary sampler.
Sounds very interesting, this audiobook. Now I think I have to go and watch the movie once again ;))

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great progress in your anniversary sampler.
The audiobook sounds fun too.

Bea said...

Terrific choice for an anniversary sampler! And looks good too!

Robin in Virginia said...

You made good progress on your sampler. Thank you for the audiobook suggestion.

Margaret said...

Each year I look forward to reading about your anniversary samplers. Such a romantic idea:-)
I rarely use audiobooks but on your recommendation have noted this title. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Your evenings on the sofa sound like fun to me!