I have accomplished quite a bit this week, but not much in the way of cross-stitch. I have finished two Quaker Animals by The Workbasket, but they need to remain anonymous until I complete the Animal Exchange. I am working on a third one now since I am absolutely in love with these critters. They are fun to work and I have been experimenting with different threads for a not-so-traditional Quaker look. I also fixed one of my favorite windchimes. I hadn't heard the sound of it in over ten years as the clapper had fallen off and it would take a near tornado to get the heavy bronze-like chimes to move and make a noise. Not the most classy of fixes (a tuna can lid!) and I plan to remedy that with a nice faux bronze clapper made of polymer clay very soon.
Alix is doing very well. She seems to go through stages of seeming weak and frail and then bounces back to her old self. She was stalking a bird yesterday...without success though. Here is the most recent photo of her. I think this is the kitty equivalent of giving me "the finger" for following her around all the time and constantly taking photos of her.
Well, it looks like the town-wide yard sale is going to be a washout. That was going to be my cheap 'retail therapy' to keep me out of the craft/fabric shop.
Hmm, this isn't Coal or Sammy. This little guy showed up about three days ago. He is well-fed and very friendly, so I think he is someones pet. Actually, I hope he is. I would never turn a cat away, but there are so many of them now and they are starting to aggravate each other. There are three male cats in the area...Twinsy the neighbor cat, a large striped guy with white face and feet, and now this little black guy. They are all 'un-fixed' and howl at night and battle with each other. It drives Bud crazy and keeps me awake. I go out three or four times a night to break them up and send them in their proper direction. Our Sammy seems to stay away from the fights, but Coal likes to jump right in there and mix it up.