I did bring along the new Loose Feathers to Eau Claire but didn't even take it out of my bag - there was just no time. As for the past few days, I've taken what stitching time I had and worked on Houses of Hawk Run Hollow and I'm on the home stretch of House #6. I think this is my favorite house so far and that makes it so much nicer to work on the boring background. But I'm sure it will go quick. I took some time last night to pull the silk for the next house and I've decided to work on House #10. It looks like the lightest stitched block that is touching one of the blocks that I've completed. I'm already so far behind for the July house, I'd like to try to get caught up the rest of the month with the easier block. A nice goal I think. Here is where I left off on Petit Etui. Yes, I pulled everything I stitched in. When I looked at the silk colors in comparison with the Crescent Colours I much preferred the Crescent Colours to the Vikki Clayton conversion. So I'm starting over. I don't have the money right now for the floss I don't have so I'm putting this aside until I can purchase them. I'm very happy with my decision. Thanks to everyone who made a comment when I was deciding what to do. Everyone is totally correct - I need to love what I'm working on especially when it's an important piece to me.
I took a few photos of the gang over the weekend. We have decided to keep Murry and we are calling him George Murphy. :-) We could not stand to let him go and are very happy. I think he is too.
Here is George and Aoife. When I cook, I have to put a bed in the kitchen because they get so underfoot. :-) I was making cupcakes for a party and the folks and they were everywhere until I put the bed out.