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Xmas present for mum...

I think. Maybe in a frame or stitched onto a bag or something. Took almost exactly a month.

Latest finish

Been working on this since early January, and loved every minute.

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This was for dad on his birthday this year....a bit girly, but he said he liked it anyway.

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Thankfully Arwen is still doing pretty well despite her chronic feline virus and is seen here laying the law down about something or other....

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Finally...

An update to document the finish I wanted to have done by last Christmas but made it by late January. Got a head start on next year...
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888,246 poppies. 888,246 lives.

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Helps me put my problems into perspective.

Mission 'Framing' is in progress for my sewing for Xmas. Hopefully I will have a few framed pieces by then, if I can master the mitre saw. Currently working on a large triptych Nativity scene which should be finished soon. Other than that, I have only one other major finish. Been reading Gormenghast again and it eats into the sewing time. That and the fact that Arwen has become very clingy and I permanently have a cat attached to my person. Cats and threads do not mix.

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Kitten number one

Is a little thug. He likes to boot the others out of the nest box then lie on his back and play with his own feet. image

BOO!

Finished well in time. :)

For mums birthday in September. Dads already given her his present, which happens to be a framing saw, so I'm expecting her to get into fantastic frame making. I have never quite understood my mums new obsession with watching road cycling, but she absolutely loves it and has followed the latest Tours and Giros with admirable zeal. I hope she'll like efforts. It was a bit of a pain...full of blended threads and hundreds of fractional stitches. I'm not happy with the black handle bars of the far right bike, it's messy, but that was the week following my head injury and my eyes weren't focusing. I should have left it but I feel naked without my needle and got straight back into the stitching after coming round. I don't remember that well but I have vague recollections of wandering about on the CMA ward asking random nurses if I could borrow a small pair of disposable surgical scissors for my threads. No wonder they couldn't wait to get rid of me.
Not quite sure what to start next. I need to finish off the catnip sachets I'm making for Tolly, Misty and Socks. I may make one for Nero if I'm feeling generous, but he's bitten me a bit to much and with no finer feelings cares little for catnip anyway. He has issues but he tries hard.

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