Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yay! Major progress ...

I have just finished pages 23 & 24 of Jolly Old Fellolw.  This completes the fourth row of charts, and brings the amount stitched to 75% of the chart!!!   Happy me!!!  Here's what he looks like now:
The stitching outline looks a bit wonky, but that's only because I had the fabric draped over the back of the lounge for the photo.  The colour appears more washed out than it really is - put that down to my lack of camera skills.

I am SO pleased with how much of this project I have stitched in 2012 (10+ chart pages) and now I am really confident that I can finish JOF this year, God willing.  So I will definitely be pressing ahead, starting with page 25 tonight.

Not such good news about my poor computer.  The repairman seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth.  Of course, the fact that I omitted to find out his surname or the address of his workshop has really not helped me in tracking him down - a very good lesson learned there!  It's now been over 6 weeks since he took the computer, and over 5 weeks since I last heard from him.  I'm almost at the stage of spending the repair money on a replacement computer, and starting the long job of replicating my data (no, I hadn't backed up recently, and yes, I do know that it would have been a good idea!). 

Miss Maddie is enjoying good health, and becoming even more definite about getting her needs met now that she is a teenager.  She's a real little fluff-bucket, and cute as a button.  The Vet says she has me well trained, and I guess that's right - but who wouldn't want to make this little cutie happy!
The adults in the house are on the mend as well.  I have just 3 weeks more to tolerate my daily Pagets Disease tablets (and the tummy upsets that come with them), and Maxine is recovering her health slowly after the chemo and radiation treatment.  Her blood tests are still a bit out of whack, but moving in the right direction. So that's all good.


Beth Pearce said...

He looks amazing! I believe that you will have him done with time to stitch other things this year!

Sorry about your computer, that does not sound good.

Glad that you all are on the mend.

RuthB said...

Wow! You are flying along. Congrats at all the progress.... and condolences on your computer. What a nightmare!