The cardinal is on my list to do again for Erich's grandma as are several others for Christmas presents this year. I'm hoping to get some serious stitch time in on all the flights during our Russia trip. We'll see.
Speaking of the trip, we're getting close! This time next week we'll be doing the final packing and getting ready to leave the dog at my Mom's. And then it's off to sunny Siberia, at least that's what I'm telling myself. The current weather forecast says otherwise but I'm doing my best to ignore the negative temperatures. And the forecast of snow, snow, and more snow and then maybe a little blowing or drifting snow just for fun. I like snow for Christmas time and everything but I'm not so sure about this much yet. I'm sure there will be new Russian adventures to share when we get back.
In other stitchy news, I did indeed finish the cross stitch portion of Kaleidoscope this week though not until Wednesday night so a little later than planned but not too bad. I still have to add the backstitch and a couple specialty stitches but that'll have to wait until the Christmas presents are done. I'll try to get a pic up before we leave. If all goes well I'll be picking up my framed L&L Celtic Noel and TW's English Garden Welcome from the LNS next week so I'll try to get those up too in all the last minute trip chaos.
Take care and think of me when you see snow!