|Deuteronomy I, in progress|
I made it a priority to get back to stitching as soon as I could. It keeps me sane, or so I am told. I finished le taugaret (possibly a sharp-shinned hawk) before the move, and le turc (nighthawk, not really a raptor) just the other day. He was so much fun to stitch, with those little crescent shaped spots. Now I am working on the last bird of the series, a young bald eagle.
These raptors have been haunting my sleep. I had a dream last week where a baby eagle hatched itself out of my thigh just above my knee and flew away. Eagles are such powerful, mythic creatures - I have no idea what one was doing in my thigh - so I took it as an auspicious sign.
I'm at the stage when I can start thinking about the next set of critters - I'm leaning towards the aquatic mammals. I have to do a beaver of course, and Louis Nicolas drew some fairly funky looking ferrets and otters as well.