Progress has been made on another front also. I have decided to rename my elderly parent as DBEM since she is now a great deal more than half deaf and three quarters blind! She is now deaf, blind and elderly. Don't tell her I have noticed this progress. She is fiercely independent and probably assumes my silence on the matter means I have not noticed her growing ineptitude, the need for me to redo tasks she "can still do dear", the increased volume on the TV, the increasingly restrictive dietary requirements etc
Fun and games here. DBEM drops her dark coloured 4mm knitting needle on our light coloured carpet and when she can't find it I search. Moi? I drop a small number 28 tapestry needle on a grey mat, worry that I will end up with said needle in my bare feet, only to have DBEM say, "is that a needle by your feet dear?" How did she see that? Apparently it sparkled in the light from where she was sitting! And so we help each other even if the help equation is mostly unbalanced.
The basket of finishes is now empty and I have a sense of satisfaction along with a new resolution. As I stitch projects I will find a new home for the chart and so reduce unnecessary stash.
My friend Susan took the chart for this chook (and his friend the Quaker Chicken)
Doesn't he look great?