Annoying thing of the week: it's piqued when you're hooking someone's interest, not peaked.
1. to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride: She was greatly piqued when they refused her invitation.
2. to wound (the pride, vanity, etc.).
3. to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.): Her curiosity was piqued by the gossip.
4. to arouse an emotion or provoke to action: to pique someone to answer a challenge.
5. Archaic . to pride (oneself) (usually followed by on or upon )
"I've piqued your interest, I see," as compared to, "Their single peaked at No. 2 but couldn't quite make it to the top."
And, incidentally, peeked means "to take a quick glance", and is different from both piqued and peaked.
I am piqued when the word 'peaked' is used where 'peeked' should be used instead. And vice versa.
Yes, it's being nitpicky, but this is one of the things that annoys me - like the misuse of the apostrophe, and the new tendency of even published authors to say "should of" or "could of" or "would of"...and worse...for editors not to pick this up.
What I Did This Week
The truth is that I didn't do much. I sewed the columns of 'Build Me Up Buttercup' together and that was about it.
Looks pretty good (even if the light is pretty crappy) even if my brain keeps saying it's too small! must be bigger! There'll be borders to add a little to it, but I think this one's going to be a lap quilt in the end.
I've been working crazy hours again, and we've been doing stuff on the kitchen, resulting in not much time or space in which to do quilting. But we're still making slow progress on the kitchen - we have cupboards in which to put stuff, and The Big Clean-Up Of Doom is this weekend, so I might get my sewing space back! *hopes*
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