The Christmas cat surfaced.
I know I looked throught that pile of finishes on Sunday. I was not that tired that I couldn't have noticed it. And I couldn't find it. So now, after we picked out that Santa ornament, and I planned the finish, and found the Aida Plus I had horded in my stash for such an occasion (OMG, does this stuff stink. Being stored in the package all this time was not good for it, but, in my defense, I am not the original owner, and I'll air it out), it showed up today. SON OF A GUN. I made an executive decision that I'd still do the Santa. SO likes Santas (I never knew this til Saturday night, as long as I've known him, it's still nice to learn new things about him. They're always things that I would never have guessed), he rarely ever asks me to stitch for him, and so, this is a small thing I can do for him, especially when he is supportive of my stitching like he has been. I'll just put the kitty together, put it on the tree, along with the other unfinished ornaments I intend to finish, and we'll be good. I think that's the best way to handle it.
Now that I'm done the lions, I don't really know what to do with myself. I wound a lot of the floss I had used on it last night, and then sat there, like a dummy. I've been up so late stitching lately. It was 10:15, and I didn't have anything to do, and didn't want to start something--I am weird about this, but I can't start a new project the day I finish one, I guess the finish needs to be celebrated--but I couldn't make myself understand it was OK to go to sleep.
Today, I grabbed SNN from December 2007. I am giving the chart to Suzanne, who has so patiently waited for me to finish these, so I need to get this finished, especially because I managed to find the snowflake fabric it calls for on Ebay, and I want to get it finished before the fabric gets misplaced. I think I will work on this this weekend. This and the 4th of July bandannas for the twins. I am using a Stitchy Kitty pattern for those, Paws and Stripes Fur-ever, but still need to decide if I should finish it as a closed bandanna or let the back of the stitching be seen. I am still not sure.
I am excited because I am meeting Regina tomorrow for a day of stitching. She is visiting the area and is staying at a place not too far from my favorite beach. We are meeting up. I can't wait. Cross your fingers that we get good weather--it's been cool and rainy here lately, not normal for the end of June. I think we'll be good though!