This week, to reward myself for finishing a couple of pieces (Midnight Garden and the June butterfly for BJP), I started a new project, a non-traditional blackwork piece from Ajisai Designs, called "Puppy Dog":

Just the nose so far... the finished piece looks to me a lot like our neighbor's West Highland Terrier and so I'm making it as a Christmas gift for this coming holiday season.

I also beaded on my July BJP butterfly:

He's a little wonky, with his body just a little contorted and his right side just a scosh smaller but he is in patriotic colors...