The weather was perfect here in Northern Illinois - so perfect I sat outside more than planned playing with the dogs and putting around the yard rather than sitting inside stitching. Isabelle had a so-so 4th. I stuck to my plan and she did ok with the fireworks and wasn't as frantic has she has been in the past. I received a comment asking if I had ever tried a Thunder Shirt on her and yes, we own one. It worked great the first year and for thunder for the rest of the year. But she is a smart girl, now she knows what it means when I pull it out and gets frantic because she knows what's coming so I don't pull it out anymore.
I finally finished up the prework portion of Scott Lee! I've been plugging away at this Jean Hilton needlepoint for several years now but the worst is now behind me. While is there some counting left, it's nothing like the first six steps of prework. Each step should fly by now that I'm in the meat of it. Of course that is until I start the 100's of Jessicas! That stitch really eats the time away.