I'm still working on my St. Therese piece. I didn't make the deadline to submit it to the tea towel show, but I underestimated the amount of time it would take to complete. It has taken many many hours of embellishment, but I think I'm getting close to the end.
I spent last week at my parents' house. My mom has been sick, but she's doing much better. Here she is with one of her cats, Baby.
My sister called me last night to say that mom has gained 5 lbs since she left the hospital 10 days ago, so she's doing much better.
Here are her other two cats, Junior and Bella. Junior is about 18 or 19 years old and Bella is about a year old. As you can see, my parents have color coordinated cats. They're all black and white "tuxedo" cats. Junior is actually named for another black and white cat, Buster, that they had many years ago.
While I was at my parents' house I helped mom to clean out some drawers and closets, and of course I came away with lots of goodies, including these Vera napkins and place mats. I really love her designs. They have held up well, I think, and the graphics are very fresh.
I have also finished knitting this vest from odd balls leftover from other projects and culled from thrift stores, including Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Germantown worsted, and Lamb's Pride yarns. The pattern , "Dineh," is from a very nice book by Cheryl Oberle called Folk Vests.
My primary goal right now is to finish St. Therese. Then I'll be surveying my quilting UFOs. I have the urge to piece right now. I'm ready to set aside the embroidery for awhile.