Oct 3, 2008


Sorry for the lousy pic, folks. I can cross "become a famous photographer" off my bucket list, I guess. "Reading" by LHN is finished and in the pile to be journaled. I like the way it came out and promise not to try any finishing on this one without proper supervision. The linen for this one was 28ct. natural pearl and I just can't say enough about it -- very very lovely to stitch with. Like butta'.

I am ready for a weekend! Chrissy and I did the Target pharmacy thing and then went to the grocery. I'm going to make meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner tomorrow and then we're making ribolitta on Sunday. Ribolitta is an Italian vegetable bean soup. I watched my BFF Ina Garten The Barefoot Contessa Her Very Self make it on the TeeVee this week, and it sounds like just the thing for a lovely Sunday supper.

I managed to get the kitchen scrubbed, the Happy Chair cleaned, and the hardwood wiped down with vinegar -- all in the space of about 10 minutes. I think I broke something (like a kidney), so I'm headed to bed with Tylenol and a heating pad. It's hell getting old.


  1. The LHN piece looks gorgeous! You did a marvelous job!

    I hope you are feeling much better in the morning.

  2. It looks great and I like your thinking in using initials instead of "reading".
    Hope Stewey is looking after you and brought you breakfast in bed this morning. It´s the least he could do :)

  3. It's lovely Coni, congratulations. I hope you're feeling better.

  4. Vinegar? Now it smells as if you've been decorating Easter eggs. :o)

    "Reading" looks very pretty!

  5. Looks wonderful. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. It's absolutely lovely, Coni! The colors are just fabulous.

    Your Ribolitta sounds yummy. Please give us a review after you've tried it.

    Hope the kidney heals nicely!

  7. I love reading your blog and sooo glad to have found it! Congrats on your 'reading' finish-much prefer the blue birds and initials to the pale purple 'reading'. Kind of like stitching 'spring sampler' on the spring sampler design...or wearing a red shirt that says 'red shirt' across the front. :) I'll definitely have to try some of the natural pearl linen now! Hope you're feeling better soon.

  8. Your LHN is lovely.

    Have a great weekend and I hope you feel better soon.

  9. It looks great and I like your initial substitution.xs... I do that pretty commonly myself - not necessarily initials, but something besides the charted words.

    Hope you're feeling better!

  10. I saw her make that ribbolita too and it looked wonderful. I've recently started watching her show, which comes on right before DH comes home from work. Which is good because he can't stand her. He doesn't like Rachael Ray either, but boy does he love her food, and I suspect he'd chow down on quite a few of Ina's recipes as well.

  11. I love the sweet colours of Reading. I'm an avid reader too. Gotta give the pearl linen a try. I've been hearing all sorts of good things about it.

  12. Hi Coni,

    Wahoo! You're done!

    I do like how you used initials instead of the word "Reading". Very nice personalization.

    By the way, thanks for making me hungry with all of your talk of food. Sigh...

    Would you please share some information on how you journal your finished pieces? I'm not a scrap booker/journaler but this sounds interesting.

    Windy Meadow

  13. Congratulations on your finish!