I wish I had fabulous adventures to regale you with, but it's quite the opposite. The dude is off in England having adventures, and I am at home doing crazy things like washing the curtains. I did force myself out of the house on Saturday night. A friend is moving to Chicago, and there was a going away 'do in a neighborhood pub. Unfortunately it was not my neighborhood. I rsvp'd two months ago because I knew the closer the date came the less likely I was going to want to go. And true to form, I left an hour later than I planned. By the time I got there I was in a sweat. I hatehatehate to go places alone. Make it a place I've never been and the anxiety level gets ratcheted up. Anyway, I forced myself to make conversation with strangers, and I behaved myself. At the first opportunity to excuse myself, I did. (And I ended up leaving an hour later than I planned.)
To reward myself, I spent Sunday in my cozies and I watched Pride and Prejudice again. A level of balance has been restored. (Or is that imbalance?) And I dare you to watch P&P (1995, BBC) and not pick up a needle.
This is the piece I have chosen to stitch for my aunt. It's Tis the Season by Blackbird Designs from the book Joyeux Noel. I am stitching it on the called-for 32 Lakeside Linens Pear with the Belle Soie silks. It's delightful to stitch!