I finished a needlepoint piece today -- actually I stitched 3/4 of the background yesterday at the karate tournament. I am not sure what I will do with the dog now that it is completed. The dog doesn't look like either of my dogs. However, I am sure that Cain and Abel would be very happy to steal a string of sausages if one was available. Instead they have to be content with milk bones, rawhide chews, and the occasional child's sock.
I also worked on an African Folklore Embroidery kit that I bought at the International Quilt show last year. It is surface embroidery in bright, not necessarily realistic colors. Working on the blue turtle reminded me of Sting's album Dream of the Blue Turtles. I have purple sea-horses, bright colored jellyfish and pink fish to complete the underwater scene.