Dogs and Gecko's
Dogs on the other hand did get a fair amount of time in this week.
With both my daughter and I enjoying movies, I've had a couple evenings this week to work on this. We both like science fiction/fantasy, so have been watching the old TV series Firefly (which was later turned into a movie Serenity) in the evenings. I'd seen the movie, but not the TV series when it was on, so it was fun to get the background, and be able to watch it on DVD so didn't get all the commercial interruptions. In addition, it gave me quality time on Dogs. The two smaller dogs are done now, and all of the fence. I just need the top of the middle dog, the flowers and wording around the edge, and then......the backstitch :(
The backstitching coming up on this is why I'd really like to get Garfield done soon. Two of them in the backstitch only phase will not be a good combination.
It's been a while since I posted a picture of what Dogs will look like finished, so here it is. As you can see, not a whole lot left. Timing wise it looks like both Garfield and Dogs may be May finishes. Garfield will be a magnet, but haven't yet decided how I want to finish off Dogs. Framed it would look cute in my kitchen, although it really wouldn't go with the food theme I've been stitching for that. Or, done as a pillow it would be bright and cheery for in the living room. Hmmm decisions, decisions.
My daughter and her pets have settled in well. In some ways it is like she never left, as I'm now finding things laying around that I keep needing to step over, pick up, or tell her they need to be moved, just like when she lived at home before. However, she has picked up the habit of hating having dishes left in the sink, which is a very nice side benefit as I don't have to worry about the kitchen clean up. :)
Her cat Isis, while seeming to be happy enough upstairs (and she's even ventured downstairs a time or two now), still won't stay out long enough for us to get a picture for me to post. However, Isis is very small (about 5 lbs) and all black. So... you can probably picture her fairly easily.
I'll close with some pictures of my daughters Gecko's. As you can see from the first picture, the cats are still finding them verrrrry interesting. They enjoy watching not only the gecko's, but also the crickets when we have them. Funnily enough, my one dog Jazmine is also fasinated by both the gecko's and the crickets, seems they are entertainment for everyone. The one with the spots on her back is Indi (after Indiana Jones) and has quite a personality. Indi is generally running around the cage here there and everywhere. When out, she loves to take off and explore, and seems to have a death wish as will run right off the edge of things if you don't watch her. In the terrarium she loves to climb, and seems determined to get to the top and get out. We keep telling her that gecko's are not supposed to want to climb on the decorative trees and such that we have in there, but she doesn't listen. Oh well, typical teen. :)