A little of this and a little of that
As to getting a finish, I'm optimistic that my Cardinal piece may be done fairly soon. The border is done now, I just need to finish up the design inside the border. I'm planning on making this into a little Christmas ornament, the finished size is 3x3 inches so it is relatively small.
The other piece I've put some time into again is Snow Ho Ho. His hat is done now except for the star tassel, then will just have the border design. Even though I'm not big on borders, it is in blue which will help. Also, I have a lot going on at the moment between work and home, so some fairly mindless stitching will be a good idea of what to work on in the evenings.
My Indigo Rose piece also moved along this past week. I now have the cover stitching completed. The wrought by section with the words and flower vine is over 1. This is the section I was having trouble with earlier and had to frog a portion back out. I'm happy now with how it turned out though. I also frogged out a portion of the vase that I had done previously and redid that, as I didn't like how the flower ended and the vase started, I like it better now. I flipped the picture as thought that would be easier to see than trying to imagine the vase upside down. Now I just need to make the pincushion and do the rest of the finishing. My DSIL Kim is also working on this. For a while I was ahead, but this week Kim finished up her stitching and has started the finishing. Hopefully she'll be able to give me some good tips on putting mine together. This is such a neat piece, I'm looking forward to having it done.
The snow in my previous post all melted, and then we got a couple of inches more. However, most of that is gone now too, and the sun was peeking out. Isis (in the window) and D'artagnon (on the stool) are really enjoying being able to catch some sunbeams. Although D'artagnon doesn't look to happy in the picture about my disturbing him with a camera shot.
One of my other kitties, Midnight, hasn't had a very good week. This is her sacked out over the edge of the couch taking a nap. You can see where the front part of her leg has been shaved. I came home from work on Tues. and she wasn't at the door to meet me, not normal. When I went to find her, she was laying in the middle of the floor and didn't want to get up, so off to the vet we went. She was dehydrated, running a fever, and was very uncoordinated when trying to walk. Midnight ended up spending two nights at the vets with IV's and antibiotics and such. We still aren't sure what is wrong, at 14 though little things can cause big problems. All they could see was a kidney stone, but didn't think that could cause this much trouble. She's home now and resting, still on antibiotics and such, and has gone back once to get some more fluids as she's not drinking as much as she needs. She's a little better, but no where near normal. I'm hoping that with the treatments, some new arthritis meds, and rest she'll be able to bounce back. She's the little diva in our house, for being so tiny she really does rule the roost. Hopefully she's back to that position soon. If you would, healing thoughts her way would be most appreciated.