I'm spending a lot of time in the recliner with my leg elevated. Have nearly completed the embroidery on the first of the 4 blocks on my embroidered quilt project. Here's how it looks this morning:
On this project, I'm using a back stitch since that's what was shown in the pattern. I usually do this kind of outline embroidery in a stem stitch and I wasn't sure how the back stitch would work out, but I'm really liking it! I can make much better curves than with the stem stitch and I like the looks of the whole thing much better. I have a little bit of embroidery to do on the glass jar and then this block will be finished. I think I'll take a little break before I begin the second block to give my fingers a rest.
Other than stitchery, I've occupied my time with a little reading. Just finished "Gone Girl" and O! M! G! What a story! I didn't see the movie and after reading the book, I don't think I want to see it. I loved all the twists and turns of the story line but I think I was hoping for a more positive ending. But life doesn't always give you a positive ending, now does it? Sometimes we have to settle for just what seems to be the best. If you haven't read this book, I recommend it.
I've also been watching Netflix quite a bit. Finished the Midsomer Murders series (that I started over a year ago!), all 80+ episodes! The other day, I watched the first of the Hinterland series, mystery-- detective series set in Wales. What a dark and gloomy impression this show gives of Wales which I know is a very beautiful place. But the 2 episodes I've seen so far have been excellent stories. I don't know if I can handle 80+ episodes of this series, though.