I haven't been around much though I've been busy stitching. Mostly Hardanger patterns though for Christmas gifts (some will be for coasters and some for cards and one birthday gift in there too), but in between I have been busy trying to complete the first row of one of my favorite pieces. It is being stitched on Charles Craft Alphabet 18ct Afghan Fabric , 2 over 1 and is the centerpiece of a cat themed afghan. I have been working on this for a little over 2 years. Because the fabric is pretty heavy (especially with a cat on your lap while your stitching) I tend to only work on it when the weather gets cooler. I was going to wait till I completed page 4 and the first row, but decided it had been so long since I posted that I would show you how far I have gotten on this one.