A week ago Wednesday, Beatrice joined me on the futon for the very first time, hooray! She has since taken to sitting there by herself. "Why should I recline on the floor by you when I can sit on the futon?" Doesn't she look like an expert?
She is very snuggly in the morning, often curling up half on me, strategically situated to be sure I can pet her. And she doesn't automatically run away all the time anymore--sometimes she pauses and then stays put. Sometimes she flees to under-the-bed, and then pops back out. Not too much longer, and I expect she will meet me at the door when I come home, instead of sitting just around the corner in the bedroom doorway and watching intently to be sure it's me. Such progress!
And speaking of progress, there really has been textile stuff happening: velvet pictures are in the near future.