Just a few pictures so I can squeeze in one more post while it is still 2013! They are things in progress that have been worked on over the past few months.
But first, a kitty picture. As of November 30, Beatrice has lived with me for a whole year. She is truly a different kitty than the one I brought home--she is affectionate and talkative, and has relaxed enough to be curious and sit on pieces of paper, and I can walk over to her and pet her and she doesn't skitter away--unless she has a reason of the sort discernable only to cats. This is the characteristic loungy kitty pose, in which most bathing takes place.
A tapestry sampler and an embroidery, both of which were started several archaeological layers ago:
Happy New Year!