Parliament Hill as seen from the opposite shore of the Ottawa River
I'm lucky to be living in the Nation's Capital
I'm already enjoying my extra long weekend, I've been off since yesterday and I don't go back to work until Monday morning. While I've been sitting here editing pictures for blog entries, and re-watching Star Trek: The Next Generation (my inner geek is very happy right now!), I keep thinking about what I want to stitch over the next couple of days. So here is what I've got in progress and that I may have worked on since my last post ... since I can't remember what's had my attention and what hasn't.
A Year In Chalk - May
Hands on Designs
Stitched on 32ct WDW Gunmetal
Stitched with GAST
First up I did have another Happy Dance yesterday! Since my last post I've started and finished the next chart I had in line for the series A Year In Chalk, May. I love how these stitch up so fast but the whole time I was working on it I kept thinking I wanted to work on something a little more complex.
Year In Chalk Jan-Jun(started)
After finishing up May in the Year in Chalk Series I started up June yesterday, but as you see I didn't get very far, I have one whale stitched up and I've started on a second. The whole time I was stitching the whale I kept thinking of the whale in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and its monologue (again, happy inner geek).
“Another thing that got forgotten was the fact that against all probability a sperm whale had suddenly been called into existence several miles above the surface of an alien planet.
And since this is not a naturally tenable position for a whale, this poor innocent creature had very little time to come to terms with its identity as a whale before it then had to come to terms with not being a whale any more.
This is a complete record of its thoughts from the moment it began its life till the moment it ended it.
Ah … ! What’s happening? it thought.
Er, excuse me, who am I?
Why am I here? What’s my purpose in life?
What do I mean by who am I?
Calm down, get a grip now … oh! this is an interesting sensation, what is it? It’s a sort of … yawning, tingling sensation in my … my … well I suppose I’d better start finding names for things if I want to make any headway in what for the sake of what I shall call an argument I shall call the world, so let’s call it my stomach.
Good. Ooooh, it’s getting quite strong. And hey, what’s about this whistling roaring sound going past what I’m suddenly going to call my head? Perhaps I can call that … wind! Is that a good name? It’ll do … perhaps I can find a better name for it later when I’ve found out what it’s for. It must be something very important because there certainly seems to be a hell of a lot of it. Hey! What’s this thing? This … let’s call it a tail – yeah, tail. Hey! I can can really thrash it about pretty good can’t I? Wow! Wow! That feels great! Doesn’t seem to achieve very much but I’ll probably find out what it’s for later on. Now – have I built up any coherent picture of things yet?
Never mind, hey, this is really exciting, so much to find out about, so much to look forward to, I’m quite dizzy with anticipation …
Or is it the wind?
There really is a lot of that now isn’t it?
And wow! Hey! What’s this thing suddenly coming towards me very fast? Very very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like … ow … ound … round … ground! That’s it! That’s a good name – ground!
I wonder if it will be friends with me?
And the rest, after a sudden wet thud, was silence.
Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
So that's it for this week's stitching progress. I think you're going to enjoy the next blog entry I have planned for Saturday, its all the awesome finishing I've done in the last month or so. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you'll have an idea of what I've been up to.