Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Trails

1. We've been having over a week of great weather here in Baltimore so I've been spending lots of time on the bike trails of Baltimore. I'm still trying to figure out a way to take pictures while riding so I don't kill myself...there are so many beautiful images to share...

2. We went to see Legally Blonde The Musical on Sunday night at the Hippodrome. It's an upbeat and happy show and we enjoyed it very much. The main character is Elle Woods and her signature color is pink. I've been thinking about pink houndstooth ever since then...


Luckily, I have some in my stash. It is tempting me to make a skirt...but I have plans for it to be a blanket one day; though it is not this day...

3. I haven't had too much time to stitch but my bead embroidery has been calling me like a Siren every evening. I really enjoy this method of journaling. I couldn't help but put a little embroidery in with my beading...I was an embroiderer first, after all...


4. Tomorrow I hit the sewing machine to finish up a project or two. Maybe Audrey will appear on my Breakfast at Tiffany's block -- it's been so hard to book her into the schedule lately.

5. Oh, and I'm knee-deep in the middle of two great books for my 1% Well-Read Challenge: The English Patient and Captain Corelli's Mandolin but more about them later...

6. Tomorrow starts the knitting challenge over at Knit Together...I'm still waiting for my ship to come in...which contains my yarn!!

7. Last but not least, I have signed up for another crazy athletic event. This one is called the Liberty to Liberty Triathlon which goes from New York to Philadelphia. We swim 1.5 miles in the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty (yes, I'll get my tetanus shot); take a ferry to New Jersey where we get on our bikes and ride 91 miles to Philadelphia; we then run a 10K through downtown Philadelphia ending up on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art...the ending made famous by none other than Rocky Balboa in the training scene of the movie Rocky. Thank God there are three other crazy women who are doing it with me. No matter what happens, I'll be with friends.

9 comments:

Chris' Shady Grove said...

Boy are you busy. Enjoy all there is to come!

Mary Corbet said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! I love the embroidery and the beads - really beautiful! Give in to those Sirens!!!

MC

Carol said...

How in the world do you fit all that living into 24 hour days!!
Glad you find time to relax and bead. Your work is beautiful.

Allison Ann Aller said...

The embroidery accompaniment along your bead trail is just sumptuous...

...and I love the idea of you and your friends just smoking Rocky in Philly...

Susan, the way you live life to the fullest is just plain inspiring...

Barbara C said...

That's an amazing physical endurance challenge. How lucky to have friends to share the experience.

So when is your yarn supposed to arrive? I'll wait for you to begin as I've got another sweater on the needles.

sharonb said...

I love the texture of the embroidery and bead work - is great

Debra said...

OH My! Crazy with a Capital C! How impressed I will be with your athletic abilities now! You definitely rock!

I think the houdstooth needs to be a skirt. Saving fabric is not always a good idea!

a2susan said...

I loved Captain Morelli's Mandolin. I thought it was one of the best books I've ever read. Are you doing this 1% challenge on your own? How cool.

Elmsley Rose said...

I see you have an A.S. Byatt on your reading list. Great author! I'll have to re-read that one.

I was just thinking (while I waiting for your page to load) that my closest on-line embroidery friends are all very strong independant women . And proud to be 'women' in the sense that they'll be female enough to embroider delicate things as well as do *anything* else their mind turns to.
Including swimming past the Statue of Liberty!

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