If one is to believe the forecast, then it looks as if we're into the worst of it today. Nevertheless, we're in for a thoroughly wet weekend. Good quilting weather, if you ask me.
Today I'm continuing on with Smitty's portrait.
When I left off yesterday, I'd taken it this far.
Today I started adding his darker parts. First, the face.
Then his body.
Then his ears.
And then I fused the whole kitten kaboodle to a background piece.
Now it needs top-stitching and then I'll add the thread details. Adding the details to Gracie's portrait made a huge difference. Every cat needs whiskers, eyebrows, and ear fur. When all of that is done, I'll sandwich and quilt it. These pieces are small, and so quilting is minimal. I expect I'll have this finished tomorrow. I learned some things from making Gracie's portrait. I still probably added too much detail in the shading, but at least I didn't end up with any holes as I did with hers. These are kind of fun to do.
For today, I think I'm finished in the sewing room. It's time to relax and pet the real cats of the household.