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Friday, January 13, 2012

Uggghhhh, what a week!!

As if going back to work after two weeks off, the last 48 hours have been some of the worst I have had in years.  I won't go into details but I have become intimately familiar with the porcelain fixture in the bathroom.  Top that off with a 102 fever and I have been one unhappy camper.  I crawled out of bed this afternoon, showered and feel almost human, so hopefully I'm over it.

On top of wanting to curl up and die not feeling well I have been trying to clean up my Kindle's library one of the things I didn't get to while on vacation and it is possibly the most frustrating thing ever.  I am not removing from the Kindle itself, but permanently deleting from my library, you have to go to your library in Amazon, which isn't the real issue except that it takes forever to load the entire library and then you can only delete one item at a time! If you know how to do more than one at a time, please don't tell me right now, just wait a little bit and let me know. Wait for library to load, find book, delete and repeat and repeat and repeat!  I had 100+ so even with my wonderfully fast new internet connection, it has taken me most of the week.  At this point I think I'm done but it was a good lesson, if I know I will never read a book again, delete it right away.

I did get some stitching in before the crud attacked.  This is Marsh Marigolds on Logan's Creek by Brigitte Kozma.  It came from a 1989 issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts and is done on a light green not blue 14-count Aida with DMC. The three little stitches you see at the bottom is the bottom of the design so I am hoping that with another rotation I will have a finish.  I am not thrilled with the thread coverage 3 strands over 1 is really heavy but it's how it was started.  I do have a companion piece that will probably go into the rotation once this is finished.  As much as I don't like the thread usage and fabric, to make them truly a pair, I will have to continue with them.
Tomorrow is a rotation change day so Debbie Mumm's Summerhill House will see the light of day after a bit more than a year.  

10 comments:

Gillie said...

Poor you, Susan, I am sorry. No idea it was so complicated to delete books, i have a few to go.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty project, great going!

Mouse said...

ooo sorry you haven't been well... there has been a lot of it going about ...
well done on your wip and looking forward to seeing the whole thing finished :) love mouse xxx

Mangogirl said...

poor dear! I hope you feel better soon!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Poor you, hope you're feeling better now.
I always thought technology was supposed to make life easier!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear you've been struck with the flu!

Despite that your WIP is looking beautiful!

Siobhán said...

Ugh! I'm sorry to hear that you've been so sick. :( I hope you're feeling better.

Lovely stitching!

Joysze said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick, Susan. Over here, there was some kind of stomach bug that was going around. I wonder if that's what you had....

Love Marsh Marigold. My word!! Isn't that a gorgeous sight.

Good luck with the Kindle library.

Anne Marieke said...

So sorry to hear you have been ill!

Your cross stitching is looking beautiful.

Wishing you a nice weekend.

Erica said...

Susan, I have loved wandering through your blog!
Thanks for your kind comment on And They Sinned. It certainly is a lot of grass! Too much for my liking (LOL)!
I love your Marsh Marigolds! It is delicate and beautiful! I love to go through old magazines to find designs!