After a certain amount of searching around, I found some stacking drawers that will work well for sorting linens. But before I put them all away, I want to make sure they are all in my database. So as I was going through my fabric stash I came upon this unopened package of Zweigart Belfast. Now I have been stitching on 32 count evenweave for Hawaiian Mandala and 28 count linen for Rouge. This fabric looked a lot more like the Rouge fabric than the Mandala fabric. After measuring a half dozen times, the best I could come up with for this piece of fabric was 24 count! WOW! I have always just accepted the count written on the package. Now the piece inside is 18" x 18", but with the count so far off, if I had tried to use it for any stitching I probably would have run out of room! This is scary. It makes me want to remeasure all the fabric I have or at least take a look at some of the higher count ones.
Another project that I have been working on has been logging all the books I have read in the past year in LibraryThing, most of them rated and reviewed. I know I read a lot, but exactly how much? Well, since April 7, 2007, I have read 117 books; 96 fiction, 21 nonfiction; 50 science fiction, 30 fantasy, 16 mystery; 9 anthologies. That is not counting several dozen SF magazines, cooking magazines, Reason, and the random cereal box. I have been stitching a lot more in the last year, so the count is down from 150 - 200 that I normally read in a year.
Well, back to the database. We will be traveling to Hawaii on Thursday until the 21th. I have no idea if I will get much rest, but I will be stitching!