Toppers almost done
Well I'm almost there. I have one motif left to finish (up in the top right) and then the nunstitching and fringing all around the edge. This has been a fun one, evidenced by my still hanging in there and working on it when it is substantially past Halloween. Oh well, I'll just be early for this year's Halloween, LOL.
I'm still using my camera phone to shoot pictures, so it is a bit fuzzy. And while still washed out in color, I'm getting better at playing with lighting to get it to show better. Here is a picture from my scanner so you can see the true colors it is done in. I really like the purple fabric and the colorful border. A lot of the flosses (Caron Watercolors) are varigated, which is nice as that way I don't have to change colors all the time. The one on the outside border is called Tahiti. I wasn't sure I would like it at first, as it seemed kind of bright, but I loved it once I got going. The way the colors change from yellow, to orange, to green, blue, purple, etc... is a lot of fun. I'd like to figure out something else to use it on. I was thinking of maybe doing a small fob or a pinkeep in a geometric design. Other ideas?
I wish I was better with technology stuff, but new stuff really does intimidate me, and I do not enjoy trying to figure it out, talk about frustration. However, I finally got the digital camera out that I was given and have at least figured out how to turn it on and how to hook it up to charge the battery (which it is doing this morning). While that might not seem like much to some, to me that is a major first step. However, still need to 1) load the software on my computer, 2) figure out how to use the camera and, 3) figure out how to transfer the picture from the camera to my computer. Ugh! I'll get there eventually, and then I'll really be able to get some good shots. Although I don't think I'll be able to get as good as Lynn, she always manages to have wonderful pictures.
On a critter note, Sasha is doing much better. It took three follow up visits to the vet to check where the two back teeth had been removed before she was given an ok to have chewies again. I'm still keeping her to the softer type ones (more chewie than real hard) as don't want the ones that are really hard (like the nyla bones) or maybe kind of sharp when chewed (like pig ears) to risk hurting the area yet. I figure I'll give her another week or so. However, just being able to have the longer lasting chews has made both her and Jazmine very happy. Jazmine has another ear infection, so she is on drops twice a day for two weeks. Jaz seems to get ear infections all the time, it seems she has a minimum of 2 or 3 a year. I sure wish I knew what caused them to try and prevent it.
It is sunny out today, but cold. However, just seeing the sun is wonderful, a much needed boost to the mood. I wish it would melt some of the snow and ice, but it is just to cold. I'm very thankful though that even though we have the ice and snow that we didn't lose power like so many areas did. I can't imagine trying to deal with the extreme cold, snow and ice and not having power for heat.