Saturday, October 20, 2007

almost done with part 2

I've been able to get some work done on Alpha Menagerie. Aoife has been taking pretty good naps the last day or so now that she has settled down into a routine. As a result, I feel like I've actually made some progress. That's good for me! I need to start back on Toccata Two in the evenings and on weekends. I figure I'm almost half way finished and I'd like to get the stitching stand put away.

But what to start on next? I have the new loose feathers ready to go but I really don't feel like working on it right now. But it is on the smaller side and I bet a good week of train rides and I'd be finished. I just need to go purchase the box at Hobby Lobby. And just yesterday I received in the mail from Elegant Stitch two charts that I had ordered back in September, The Celtic Band Sampler and the Hunt Sampler both by Homespun Samplar. I'm going to do the Hunt Sampler in different shades of fall colors. This is an idea I borrowed from a fellow blogger, Mindi. Hers turned out so pretty. And I want to convert the Celtic Band Sampler into variegated floss from the original DMC. And of course I still have a couple of WIPS I need to get on with, most notably my Marquoir ABC and St. Reatham. How sad, I haven't worked on Marquoir since the spring and I dated it 2007! It's so pretty and I'm half way done with the piece - I found a photo just this morning of if and wondered what happened to that mojo.

Aoife continued to be a joy! But I have to admit, I had forgotten about a few puppy things. Like those teeth! Yikes! They are like needles. So we are working on her bite inhibition. With mixed results I might add. She still seems to think I arm she is personal chew toy. My other two pugs are still I'm sure, secretly hoping she will just go away. :-) Molly and I are coming up on four years together early next month. And because both my pugs are so good with their toys, I still have her first ones which are now four years old. And as you can imagine, over the past four years, their collection has just continued to grow in size. Now Aoife has discovered the joys of the toy box. By the end of every evening, it looks like my floor is breeding toys. Here is Aoife and Clancy last night. It's hard to pick her out! She is having a blast here and as I write this is sitting on lap sound asleep. :-)


Linen Stitcher said...

Those colors on the Alpha Menagerie just pop! I had never seen the Alpha series until you started stitching it. Love it!! I'm going to have to add it to my list. Can't wait to see your finish!! (And what a cute picture of the pugs with their toys. They look so innocent . . . LOL!)

Barbara said...

Your stitching progress is great. Good luck picking your next project. :)

Your wee one is such a cutie. She'll be out of puppyhood soon, I'm sure, but good luck till then. We've had one puppy and I must admit that it was not my favorite experience. When we adopted our next canine, he was full-grown. ;)

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

No, they do not have enough toys!! Sweethearts!