I'm quite pleased with the jack o'lantern part of my Halloween stitch-a-long efforts. I'm filling it in with chain stitch and I think it looks pretty darn good. I haven't really had that much time to work on it this week (real, bill-paying work taking all my energy as usual) but tonight I put some good stitchin' time in. While I have been engrossed in my embroidery, Him Indoors has been reading up a storm on his new Kindle. He loves to read and he love his gadgets, so bingo. We've been sitting together in the living room, listening to some of the albums in Ethiopiques series. If you're not familiar, it's a series of albums compiled by the French label Buda, primarily of music released in the 1960's and 70's. It's mostly jazz-based but also spans blues, pop and funk. I don't think there is a bad album in the series (currently on volume 27). A good place to start would be the Very Best Of Ethiopiques - Hypnotic Grooves sampler. My favourite at the moment is the solo piano album Ethiopia Song by Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Gebrou - so beautiful. I'm not really a fan of either classical music or jazz, and know very little about either genre, but this album is really accessible. And great to stitch to! I'll give you a little taste, below, in case you'd like to hear her.