This afternoon will be spent between laundry and stitching on the jungle birth announcement. My cousin's baby has not made an appearance yet so I'm using as much spare time as possible to try to get this finished before he/she decides to arrive. I'm feeling pretty good with the giraffe done and the monkey started. I'm shooting for a finish in about 2 weeks at this pace if I can get a good chunk of time in today which I fully intend to do now that I've got my new upstairs lamp set up so I can enjoy the fresh, cool summer air we're being treated to at the moment. Low 70's for a high both today and tomorrow, yay!
Here's where I stand at the moment...
I ended up changing the giraffe's spots to a different color and changed around the backstitching on the leaves a bit as well as changing the color on the words. It was originally supposed to be the medium green but that just seemed like too much green for me with all the jungle leaves so brown seemed a better option and seems to really pop on the fabric too. I just hope I didn't end up shorting myself on the brown by doing that but I think I've got enough. I'm toying with the idea of using pink or blue for the cross stitches in the baby's name and birth date but we'll see when that time comes. My next change will likely be a pale pink to fill in the monkey's ears instead of the tan and I think that's probably all I'll change on him.
And that's about it for this week. No new adoption news, we're told that new updates are on the way but we probably won't be getting them until after the first week in September. I'm starting to get antsy again, I can only forget about it so long until the waiting starts to get to me and it's tough but I've been talking a lot to some other adoptive parents in the same boat and that seems to help.
See ya next week!