As you can see, more letters, more borders, and more hare. There I was. Peacefully stitching his body back and forth, back and forth, and then the needles ran away from me and I was off the reservation. Do you often have a plan of what you are going to stitch and then suddenly you just have to stitch something way over on the other side of the piece? Or you are calmly stitching letters, when a flower calls your name? Maybe I just wanted to stitch his edges because I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to run into the border just below him. Maybe that was just an excuse not to stitch back and forth and back and forth. He's not going to be done in July, but he is pretty certainly going to be finished in August.
I got this much done because I was sitting and waiting for some friends from the Bay Area to arrive. They did, but not until 3 am. I was asleep, but James stayed up to let them in. This normally wouldn't be a problem, but then they slept until 3 pm this afternoon. We were waiting for them to get up in order to get some food. Boy was I hungry when we finally got to Lucille's (a tremendously delicious BBQ place). And they are going to have to leave again on Sunday. That's a long drive for a short visit. But we also have a long drive ahead of us on Monday. We are heading for Denver, but stopping in Grand Junction, Colorado, and arriving in Denver on Tuesday. We have our books for the trip, The Roadside Geology of Utah and the Roadside Geology of Colorado. On previous trips we have covered New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California. I read out loud while James drives. Luckily they are organized along the major highways, with plenty of pictures.
I still have to organize the dozens of books I want signed at Denvention (the World Science Fiction Convention). This is a chance to get autographs from lots of east coast and European authors you never see on the West Coast, like Charles Stross and Ian McDonald. I am starting to get excited to see them and all of my friends that I never see except at conventions. You might be amazed at all the stitching that goes on in the panel audiences (OK, and some knitting, too. But it is hard to knit a dragon.). Hope everyone has a glorious and productive weekend.