Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Saturday, July 09, 2016

A finish :)

Well it has certainly been a busy couple of months.  I've made two trips to visit my granddaughter (and her parents) and spent almost a week each time.  She's growing so fast, I can't believe she's a little over a year now.  She's so much fun, and I love watching her do things.  She had a fantastic 4th of July, hope you all had a great holiday too.
Evidently yogurt and corn on the cob is a delicious way to picnic on the holiday :)  So far she pretty much enjoys and will eat anything, which makes it so much easier to go places.  She also seems to like spicy, which is great as both her parents love spicy food so it will make dinners much easier in the future as long as her tastes don't change.

I've made another cat mat for the local shelter, and had a wonderful finish.  May I present my dragon (poor little guy still doesn't have a name).  This is SK Forest Walk by A. Stokes, a HAED pattern, done on 16 ct. Aida.
He just needs to be washed, pressed, and some of the remaining specialty fibers my two furbabies have been donating removed (or as much of it as can be, it kind of gets woven in pretty good somehow).  At least with it being a darker piece, the black fur doesn't show to much, not like some of the lighter pieces I've done.  Jo-ann's is having a great framing sale right now, so probably going there.  

Now to focus on my remaining WIP's, really trying to clean up some of them, and especially Riley's birth sampler.  My goal is to have that done by the end of this year.   One of the new starts that is tempting me is Mini Moonlighting, aren't they adorable. I think they have such sweet faces.  I have the pattern and the materials, would just need to organize them and then......I'd be off :)  So many fun projects so little time it seems.  The drawback of having to work to support my stitching habit, LOL.

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.  We had some nasty storms yesterday, luckily my area didn't lose power but many are still without.  Pretty overcast now, so more may be coming our way.