Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Odds and Ends

Sunday Sounds
I was catching up on Fuel/Friends and happened across the band, Noah and the Whale. If the track that Heather put up on her blog is any indication of the rest of the album, this Whale is a keeper. Reminds me of another English band, Boy Least Likely To and a little like Loney Dear. Add Image

Download (for free, on a secured server) Noah and the Whale's "Five Years Time"

Five Years Time - Noah and the Whale

A couple of years ago I burnt out from embroidering too much. I took a breather, and found that I missed it a lot. I've slowly gotten back into it while improving my sewing skills (and overcoming my sewing fears) and am in the middle of one large project (Nicole and Smokey, your quilt may be done for your 10th anniversary), have finished half of a smaller project thanks to countless hours on the road with my parents(pillow cases) and am nearly finished with another project (artwork for our apartment-since I'm too cheap right now to actually buy artwork). Anyway, here's a picture of one of the pillowcases and the sampler I''m working on.

The light on the sampler was wonky. It looks better than that picture. I may do this next, in either cross-stitch or needlepoint since it should go faster.

Minor Relapse
I was finally better from the flu/asthma episode of last year, but my lungs didn't get that message this past weekend. I had an asthma attack Sunday and Monday (which is why part of this post was written sunday, some was written Monday and finished today. The allergies are just as sensitive as they were in November/December. Hopefully, I can figure out what all is causing it and get it solved before my lungs become too high maintenance. I came home today and am taking today off, and will probably work from home tomorrow. Luckily, I have an awesome supervisor and great friends at work who help me out. I'm feeling a lot better Tuesday, but am working from home since it's snowing and I'm sensitive to the cold when I'm sick like this.


Jillian said...

Oh, how I love Noah....and his water bound mammal.

Brenda said...

I didn't know you were into stitching. I just joined our ward's stitching group so I'm just starting. The flowers were too cute!

Joy, seriously, I had knows your lungs were this problematic I wouldn't have let the kids buy you flowers. I AM SO SORRY.

Wishing you great air quality and happy breathing.

Steve said...

Get better soon! You should brave the cold for a treat from Mancini's to keep you warm! :)

caribookscoops said...

Love the stitching! Looks great. Hope your body recovers soon and feeling better.