On a lighter and brighter note! An update on the cross stitch. It's moving along slowly. There are only three critters left to stitch, you can see the beginnings of another kitty cat, a cheetah I think.
The black stripe above the mystery critters head is the beginnings of a Panda and finally there will be a polar bear up there too. Here's a closer peep at the mystery critter. Some one suggested that he may be an otter, are they endangered?
He doesn't appear to have any ears, a kind of canine face and some good sharp claws, so he could be an otter.
You can see that here. Yes I know, it's very reminiscent of a HAED which I started some years ago, but I've finally admitted to myself that I will never finish that one, but still love the design, so I'll settle for the next best thing. Any hoo, I have all of the threads and beads gathered together now and also splashed out on a piece of hand dyed aida. I also have my clients unfinished piece to get done, though it isn't calling to me.
All this cross stitch has had me lurking at a couple of cross stitch Yuku BBs in particular the Mirabilia and L&L sites. I used to be active on both boards, until I was stolen away by quilting! LOL I did remain semi active on this board, in order to meet the girls for live chat now and again. As you may have guessed I've been poking about in my cross stitch stash and have one or three plans up my sleeve. The fan quilt caught my eye when I was putting some things away yesterday, so it may get a look in soon too.
Thank you for the birthday wishes and all the kind and happy thoughts, I really do appreciate them.