I managed to make it to the couch with some stitching in hand. Does anyone out there remember the Anasazi Rug pattern that was featured in the July 1999 DHM? Well, that's what won.
Here's the picture from the magazine:
Here's where I am so far:
It's worked on 18-count Aida with 6 strands of floss. Almost wished I had started with pearle cotton given the consistency of the floss. But the last couple of days have been about experimentation and learning. So this fits. It doesn't look bad so far.
At least this way I have actual needlework for the sewing circle gathering this Saturday. Between this and the mattresses, there won't be a glue bottle in reach! A rarity for me at sewing circle. ;-)
Oh and since it was brought up, here's a picture of Pollux. This boy loathes the camera but I managed to get this one when he thought he would get a treat. It's really one of the better ones he has even taken.He has his father's size and a random grandparent's coloring. It's hard to fathom, but Castor used to be the same size. Here's Castor from this past December, before we knew he was really sick. Even here he is skinnier than Pollux.
Every vet we've seen says Pollux looks like a classic Siamese and Castor looks more like a Snowshoe cat. I think they're onto something. ;-)