Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Driven to Distraction
Driven to Distraction... it's not just the title of a rather excellent manual on treating ADHD that I do use often with my clients and parents of clients, but rather it was how my night went relating to my stitching. I was distracted by the book I am reading (The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory - it is just getting too good right now to put down), by trying to get HoE polished up a bit, by DH's needs.... sigh... finally, late in the evening I was able to get a wee bit done on A Quaker Christmas. Where is the progress, you ask? Oh, down under the K there.... I told you it was wee! LOL This is my personal daily stitching journal that other people just happen to read, so I am not ashamed to show only wee progress ;-)
As soon as I got up tonight from stitching, my chair was taken over! Ava, on the left, was there on her side of the chair all evening... but Lily joined in as soon as she could. Sorry about her eye glare. This photo shows the huge difference between my two calicos. Ava is a calico - true red, black and white (she is actually show quality), while Lily is a dilute calico - cream, blue and white.... they have the same father, different moms. Anyhow... Wendy asked what breed these babies are. All of my cats are persians. Four of the six, including these two girls shown, are considered to be "exotics" - their heads are bigger, bodies a bit more big boned... all except for Beau are from the same breeder. Beau and Angus are standard persians (Angus' father is a seal point Himalayan, but that does not alter Angus' status as a persian since, well, Himalayan refers only to markings). Enough of that. Someone also commented that Ava appears to be small. You know, all six of my cats are small... quite small... from 6 lbs to 10 lbs.... small!!
Oh, I received lovely mail today! I received the Spring Exchange from Sharon today, and a box of gifts from my friend Ann. I cannot wait to show you, but it was so dark and rainy here today that I could not get good photos. I will try again tomorrow.
Stitched on today: Stitched on Spring Exchange for Myrna, and stitched on A Quaker Christmas **Gayle, DH mailed your fabrics today via Priority Mail with tracking :-)