More on Mermaid of Atlantis today. I'm enjoying stitching this sooo much, and my goodness, doesn't she stitch up fast? In her hair there are supposed to be pebble beads, but I'm thinking I might replace them with pearls. Don't panic by the way...she isn't really as close to the fabric edge as she looks! The fabbie is folded under the clamp so it just looks as if she is!
Not so long ago, a fellow stitcher looking at the backs of my work asked if I was OCD because of how neat they apparently are...she was joking (I think! )but I'm starting to think she might have had a point. Not about my backs which - if they are particularly neat - are so purely by chance as I take no particular pains to make them so. But I do obsess, usually about charts that I fall in love with. I'm currently obsessing about this one - Spanish Rouge by Sampler Cove - and I don't know why. It's so not my usual thing at all, but I just love it. I love everything about it and I can't wait till I can afford to get it! Alas, it will have to wait...the car insurance is due and Pete had to have a lot of expensive dental work this month. *sigh*
For everyone who's been asking how the kitties are, here's another photo. It's amazing how different their characters are - Chequers is very boisterous and gung ho - he throws himself into everything with gusto. He has an annoying habit of launching himself at my back and hanging on by his claws...a touch painful I might add! Ringo on the other hand is much more laid back and thoughtful. The difference is obvious when you watch them playing with one of their toys - a 'tail' attached to a stick. They both love it when someone waves the tail...Chequers will just hurl himself at it willy-nilly, whereas Ringo thinks about it and takes his time, and catches the tail far more often than Chequers does!