Well, the little lovebird has finally been rehomed. His owners, 2 little boys about 7 and 10 turned up and told me all about how they had raised him from a fledgling by feeding him pap through a syringe. There´s dedication for you! So I was very glad that we were able to reunite them. Although I had got rather fond of him, he was demanding.
And today I received an email from Kiva to tell me that my micro loan had been repaid and that I could now relend it. Last time it went to Gloria Elegado's Group in Philippines (Activity: Food Stall), but this time it´s going to help a young man through his schooling. I love doing this. It makes no finantial difference to me ($25) but makes a huge difference to these people, and makes me feel good :-)
Also I have finished example 1 & 2 of module 2. Cross stitch and Assisi work. I´m quite pleased with them.
Now I´m puzzling about my blackwork piece. I had a plan but feel that it´s not really me, and so I´m having a radical rethink. Meanwhile I´m working on the canvas work sample. Stayed up late last night watching/listening to Victoria Wood and stitching at the same time. This morning I´m amazed at how much I´ve done. Painless!!