Tuesday, December 08, 2020

TNT and an oops and bulbs

 Happy TNT! I've started a new project and wanted to share a bit with you.l It seems like I've been working on this forever, but obviously I haven't. Working on black cloth is HARD. I'm ok during the day, but at night I have to sit with a piece of white paper on my lap and sometimes a light on the white paper.

Here is what the finished image will look like. I've done the face, part of the fur collar, a bit of shoulder, and some torso. 

The oops: apparently I've been opening advent gifts before I'm supposed to. Please don't mention this to anyone.

My sister in law sent us some bulbs to force indoors--I want to keep a record of their growth. So here is today's growth.

Today I had an adventure--I took the car in for an oil change. Quite the crazy experience. I had to go to Lincoln City (half an hour drive away) and while I was there I found out my battery is not great so had that done too.

In reading, here is what I've read:

-Admissions by Julie Buxbaum. It's a fictional account of the celebrity college admissions scandals. It was OK. 

-Every Last Secret by A. R. Torre. This was on Kindle Unlimited--about a married couple and a woman who tries to take the husband away. If you like psychotic women novels, this one might be for you.

-White Ivy by Susie Yang. An asian woman goes to prep school and she tries to leave her culture behind. It wasn't quite what I thought it would be--I liked it but when I finished it, I wasn't sure exactly who the main character was.

And I'm reading now:

"The Talented Miss Farwell" about someone who embezzles money to support her art buying habit. I like it a lot so far.

"Sweet Water" by Cara Reinard.  A woman tries to protect her son from being accused of a crime he may or may not have committed. 

"Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops" by Shaun Bythell, who owns a secondhand bookshop in Scotland. I like his writing although some people don't. 

That's it from here!


Kym said...

That DOES look like challenging stitching there! Anytime I work with black yarn or black fabric, I have to get out ALL THE LIGHTS. But it's always worth it in the end -- and your lovely project will be, too. :-)

KSD said...

The look of a finished piece on black fabric is glorious, but, yes, getting it finished is a royal pain.

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, it is like knitting with black yarn--sorry for the strain but it will be beautiful!

kathy b said...

Oh the art dealer book sounds interesting!
I love seeing your TNT and others!