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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Air it out!

A small stitching finish - Victoria Sampler's "Fresh Air"
Fresh Air
(Click for larger picture)

This is on 30-count antique white Murano. Since I finished this back on the 18th, I made good progress on "Crystal Waters", another of the Victoria Sampler 'Elements' series.

What else have I been up to? Oh, a fair bit...besides finishing #40 on my 101List above, I've finished 4 other goals:
  • #26: 'Walk' from Rivendell to Lorien (finished 23 June)
  • #62: Read The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick (finished 2 July)
  • #94: Travel to Italy (was there 26 June - 2 July)
  • #96: Attend a papal audience (did on 30 June)

    Yes, you read that right - I just got back from a trip to Rome. There will be pictures and a journal, although it'll probably be about a week before I'm ready to post it.

    I did find some nice bits of inspiration in some of the basilicas we visited, so I may have some new designs soon as well. Not before the journal though!

    Oh...a bit of administrivia. Lately I've been getting a *lot* of spam comments, so I've turned comment moderation on -- word verification didn't seem to help. It's not that I don't want to hear from you - I just don't want the spam! Hopefully I'll be able to keep on top of comments and approve any real ones in a timely manner.

    Sara said...

    Fresh Air is beautiful, I really love the colors. Congrats on the finish! Hope the comment moderation helps with the spam, I've been lucky so far and have only had a rare spammer.

    Belinda said...

    Spammers used to be rare, but they've been showing up a lot more lately, often leaving messages in Chinese with zillions of links in them. Not sure why the sudden explosion...

    Christine said...

    Very pretty finish, Belinda!!

    Angi said...

    Beautiful finish! Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

    candleprayer said...

    I don't think my blog does a trackback on comments, so I'll answr here. Of course you can borrow the meme, it'd be nice to see someone else's answers :)