A Quiet Afternoon...Sort Of

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it's summer, which means the kids are out of school for their summer break.  Heaven knows I love my boys, but the summer vacations really take their toll on my nerves for a variety of reasons.  This summer is no exception since it's the first summer that I've worked in many years.  M has taken on the responsibility of cooking dinner for the family while I'm gone, so that has taken some concerns away from me, and he's gotten quite good at it.  We started with simple dinners, like pasta and tacos.  This morning I taught him how to make sausage and spinach bread, a recipe that my father used to make for our family when I was a child.  It's a favorite of my kids, and he was really surprised to see how easy it is to make.

Yesterday the kids gave me some quiet time.  M was tired and went to lay down, and Z was watching a movie .  What was a stitching mom to do??  Set myself up with my stitching and stream something good on my iPad!

Please tell me I'm not the only one who loves the watch movies and television shows on their tablets. It's close and I don't need my glasses to see it, like I do when I watch television or go to a movie.  We subscribed to Amazon Prime, which opened up a whole new world of streaming for me.  So many movies!!

Does that set up not look inviting?  I bought that lap desk out of The Stitchery catalogue a couple of months ago.  My iPad fits right in to the holder so I can set it up on the arm of the chair and it sits there without fear of it falling.  It was really easy to stitch and watch "Poldark" while sitting in my recliner.  And in the hour and a half of quiet time that I got I managed a finish:

This leaves three squares left to stitch in this series, including the one that I have to start over.  I received the replacement fabric and more floss in the mail this week, so I'm good to go.  I can see the finish line!!  

After this series is finished I can move on the early American series that LHN started a few months ago.  I haven't started that yet because I wanted to get the ABC series done first.


Congratulations on your RST block finish! Will you share the recipe for the spinach and sausage bread? It sounds good. Nice little stitching set-up you have there! I bet it makes for some enjoyable stitching time.

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