I really want to thank those of you who left me comments or sent me emails to encourage me to work through the boredom of MTM! I really appreciate them. I am a true rotation stitcher, so having to stick with one big piece for so long in a string of days is not fun to me.... I know it works for others, but not so much for me. I am starving to work again on Little Wings, Convent's Herbal Garden, Christmas Spirit, 17th C. Irish Garden, Mermaids of the Deep Blue, Mermaid Heaven.... sigh, soon enough, I guess. In the meantime, I finished most of the cross stitching on Part 8 tonight. I do have a few more black windows to do, then some specialty stitches, and then the backstitching. But, for now, this is being put away until Wednesday :-)
We awoke this morning to realize that the bear (it simply must be a bear now!) visited us again last night. The birdfeeder was again down and severely bent (this is wrought iron and requires some serious strength to bend), and one of the food tubes was dragged into the woods. The PVC pipe that extends out of the side of our house from the sump pump was also destroyed. He/she must have thought this was also a food tube. Additionally, the butterfly house my FIL made for me was torn down, and the tulips were trampled by our gas tank. My guess is that the animal even suspected that the top of our gas tank was a food vessel. Quite amazing! I sent a message to my neighborhood's Yahoo group, and one neighbor has had their garbage torn apart and dragged into the woods.... likely by the same culprit! I am so glad my cats are not outdoor pets!
Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala