Various links for people to follow or not as they choose. I didn't note it down, but Legacy
chapter two is up and some of chapter three. I look forward to getting my copy.
And thanks to kikibug13
, A Singing Tesla Coil
My copy of the first six discs of Saiyuki
arrived on Friday so I have been distracted with watching that and hemming lots of blue linen so it doesn't fray. I got 221 #4 very fine braid today (sort of a coppery colour) so I can do the tiny bits between the brown of the framing lines and make sure I get my spacing right. I'll do all four frames before starting in on the pictures, I think.
Have also bought a couple of books - the second Firebirds
anthology (and I'd really like the first one), which tamarillowi
pointed out to me, and Kitchen Princess
#1, which is a manga about a girl who likes cooking things to make people smile. And it includes recipes!
Had a rather relaxed afternoon. After church, tamarillowi
and I went to Te Papa, purely upon impulse, and went through the Poisoners exhibition, which was lots of fun. And there was shopping: giant nails for hanging the mirror back up (not available individually, alas), Firebirds Rising
anthology, shoe polish for my red shoes, tea (ginger kissed and loose-leaf English Breakfast so I can make chai), the krenik thread and I even managed to avoid buying anything at Borders.
Oh, and art. At Trade Aid, I found this lovely piece of artwork, which currently hangs between Garden Verses and the window. It's handwork even (and doesn't that feel odd, to buy stitching, rather than make it), a neat spiral pattern in beige calico stitched upon dark green cotton cord with a few stem stitches on top. But it's the stitching I'm impressed with; it's beautifully done and the handstitching is scarcely visble. I think even thesane
would be impressed. It fits in nicely with our growing collection of art on the walls. Actual art, not just posters. And there was a beaded squid keyring, too. I tend to have more keyrings than keys.
Later, when we got home, we sat in the sun and chatted while eating lunch and drinking tea, talking about the That's Life
magazines and designing our dream home, white flagstone checkerboard herb garden border and all.
Also as a result of what we were talking about, I now want to do a short Escher-esque metamorphosis blackwork picture. It'll take a lot of designing, which is something I'm not necessarily very good at, but would look absolutely lovely. Still want to do a blackwork chessboard one day, but the hard part of that will be finding somewhere that will make it up into a usable chessboard.