It's still been fairly busy at work, so I wanted something not too complicated to work on, an easy pattern and maybe large sections of one colour. I dithered a little on choosing, since that's what I do, but I eventually settled on Jodyri's Butterfly Quote.
I left it here in January:
and now I've almost finished the top row completely and will be starting on the 2nd row. The word will be "caterpillar" eventually. I'm stitching on 14 count fabric from Silkweaver I think and I'm using Jodyri threads Pink Laydee and Sparkling Citrine so far.
It was really nice to pick up something that's a little easier than both AAN and the owls for a bit. I'm not sure if I'll change to something else soon or finish the second row. I haven't decided yet.
And here's my Owls finish!!
It was a fun little SAL and I think I may have to stitch the frog SAL that's open currently since I have the perfect piece of fabric from Chromatic Alchemy. I did a floss toss with my DD and she had fun playing with all the thread. :) I didn't take a photo yet, but I will once I purchase the pattern.
Here are some close-ups of the last row, all owls are 4 over 2 with DMC 823:
filling with Jodyri Flying Monkeys :D
filling with Jodyri Christmas Twinkle - love this thread! it looks just like Christmas mini-lights
filling with Jodyri Black Widow
Thank you everyone for your encouragement in getting this done! It was close, about an hour to go before midnight on July 31st, but I made it. :)