It's a carp, in case you needed to know. I wouldn't have known if DH hadn't of told me and, to be honest, neither would he if one of the regular anglers in the group hadn't of told him. LOL BTW, it and all the catches went back into the fishing pond unharmed at the end of the day. When DH first came home I had to do a double-take: his face looked like someone had been slapping him all day (no, not me - I stayed home, remember).......... he'd caught the sun big time. Luckily there was a bottle of after-sun in the house, so he applied that and it seems to have done the trick. Thanks to the weather looking so overcast and dingy before they went, plus the weather forecast predicting rain showers, no one had thought to take any sun block with them. The female engineer (nicknamed Bert, apparently) won the prize for the worst sun burn, poor lass.
While the two fellas were out I took the opportunity to give Cleo some attention and got her face and neck completed. As DH and I were both feeling a bit off yesterday (he was tired after his long day/all that fresh air and I was really headachey) and the weather was unpredictable we stayed home (good call: it severely persisted it down in the afternoon). So, whilst DH had the printer to pieces, gave everything a good clean and put it all back together again (no spare parts left over - it's useful having an engineer around who knows what he's doing! LOL) I carried on with Cleo when the headache had gone and I got the chance to sit down, in between jobs. She's shown the benefit of it all:
Not just a face and neck but an upper arm as well. :0)
Something I forgot to mention last week: the Monthly Challenge for July is the Debbie Draper Designs freebie Love. I've got the chart printed out, ready to go, and an idea for finishing but I need to check some dimensions first - if they're OK I can then go ahead and choose my fabric, threads and finishing bits and pieces and make a start. It wasn't the design I voted for (that was the Hornbook Stitcher piece) but it was my second choice, so am happy to be stitching it, especially as it will be yet another one I'll be able cross off my very long "To Do" List. :0)
Today it's my usual Monday routine of boring stuff (yes, the dreaded "H" word) in preparation for Alex coming round later. I'm hoping she remembers to bring her Japanese kimono silk fabric box - am so wanting to see it as it sounds gorgeous, from how she's described it. If she does I'll see if she'll let me take some pics so I can post them and let you see just how lovely her pieces are.
Many thanks to all who have taken the time to visit - hope you all had a good weekend and a gentle start to the week. :0)