Princess Annie decided to mark the new quilt on my bed as hers. Normally she's up on the pillows so she can look out the window. That brown fuzzy blanket is supposed to be "Annie Spot." She understands the words, but likes to flaunt her disobedience. I wonder if she's been taking lessons from Master Stewey.
6 Fat Men got a bit more stitched, but is now packed up until I can get some more white floss. I'm stitching with a single strand over 2 on 36 count linen, and I'm estimating this project will need 3 skeins of whatever white you choose. I obviously didn't think about that when I kitted it, since I only got one skein of Crescent Colors Eggshell. The Bush is sending me more (along with the January Word Play!).
For years I've been wanting to stitch Prairie Schoolers 12 Days of Christmas (the small version) as a set of ornaments. Finally I just did it. Days 1 and 2 are done, and now I'm wondering if my fabric piece is big enough. I'm going to make it big enough, it just means I'm not going to have much of a margin on some of them for finishing. Oh well, I'll deal with it, I usually find a way.
I finally got honest with myself the other day and made "The List." This would be a list of all my WIPs, at least all the ones I have here in San Diego. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, just over 50. Yeah, some of you gasping in shock, but I've told you before, I have absolutely no restraint when it comes to starting something. Attention span of a gnat. You'll find "The List" over on my 2012 WIPocalypse page. Now you know why I signed up for that SAL. Oh, and part of the reason why my list wasn't as long as I thought it shoold be was because of the "Kitted" list. That was over 40 and I have a feeling a few of those might make their way onto the WIP list. Measi said we could have new starts!
I added a linky list over on my left sidebar for the L*K Halloween SAL. I'm really looking forward to the group motivation to get this done. Honestly, I'm getting a bit tired of stitching ornaments and cutesy stuff, and Ann Smith is calling out to me. Maybe I can find a way to squeeze some of her in before New Year's and the official kick-off.
Tuesday night I cooked dinner, and while the food turned out well, the best part was after dinner. I did some braised lamb shanks.
We let Annie bring out some of her instincts and gnaw on the bone. Very closely supervised of course. I really doubt she has the jaw strength to break one of the bones, be we didn't want to take any chances. She's a pampered house pet, not a wild dob, and not used to dealing with sharp bones.