I have managed to stitch a great deal on the Permin piece. I found a way to speed up my progress. Usually I kept my chart on my lap while stitching on the couch. But last week I have decided to grab some bluetack and fix the chart on the wardrobe door next to my stitching spot. This way it is not covered and still always close enough for my eyes to see. I can't believe I didn't think of this before!
Unfortunately, my camera is still not back, so I can only use the scanner to provide you with progress pictures. But now the piece is too big and I was rather sleepy when I jammed the fabric into the machine, that is why it looks so twisted and wrinkled. It's even blurry in places where the fabric didn't touch the scanner glass surface.
The more important yet less pleasant news: Tamara is sick again. Some kind of a bowel virus that makes her throw up and causes diarrhea. It also raised her temperature. Poor little monkey of mine, she is no longer running and jumping around, she is just resting in her bed and watching cartoons. Normally she would be making mischief and be incredibly cute while doing it, making it impossible for the adults to be mad at her, but not now. Poor thing, she was still weak after the H1N1 vaccination when she went back to kindergarten, maybe that is why she caught this other virus so easily.