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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Last week my husband told me that I don't know how to relax, that I've always got to be doing something. Is this because even while watching TV I have needlework out? Or I bind books like mad? Or need to be elbow deep in paint? I believe he thinks relaxing is vegging in front of the television just staring. I can't do that, it makes me anxious to do nothing. I did try to explain that doing things IS relaxing to me unless it's housework. Ick. My latest relaxing unrelaxing thing is a poppy table topper (pictured above) I've been working on, I'm not big on tablecloths unless I am having a dinner but my dining table is so big it looks incredibly bare with nothing on it so I like a runner or just a topper in the middle with a nice vase of flowers, twigs, greens, whatever I can dig up. Almost a quarter of the way done.


I've also nearly finished with a custom order film themed book. I used some of the Hepburn stencils I had cut for the endpapers, bound it with a long stitch then did weavings on the spine using the exposed threads. 

My goal of 12 books was not met last month *sigh*. Them's the breaks! I'll try to get the others done this month. I am pleased however that 9 of my books have been featured in various treasuries on Etsy...quite flattering! My "Urban Musings" journal has been featured on Zur Designs blog here, it's in lovely company.  

Love this song...Good IS Good :o)
I don’t hold no mystery..........at the Shores

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