Monday, August 20, 2007

Calico Cats - BAP SAL

One of the Yahoo groups I'm in, lekker-threads, has a sub-group all working on BAPs. What's a BAP? Well, the initials stand for Big A** Project, and it's a large, time-consuming project that needs a little extra support to get finished. I've needed a little extra initiative to get the Calico Cats finished, so this group SAL (Stitch-a-Long) is perfect! The rules are simple: devote at least one hour per week on your BAP, and then post a monthly photo of your progress. Kristina reminds us when it's time to do the monthly post.

Today, Don had eye surgery (for information about the injury, go here), so I took Calico Cats with me. Since the surgery took longer than expected, and he was last to go, we were there for 3 hours. I got these two kitties stitched. I don't really like the look of the white one, but that's how Dale Burdett designed him.

As far as the surgery goes, he had three procedures - removal of the cataract that had grown since the injury (it's normal; caused by trauma), a lens implant, and a "capular tension ring" implant. The capular tension ring was needed to hold the lens in place because the injury had torn the tiny filament/ligaments that hold the lens in place. He has to wear a patch over the eye for a week, so that means no driving. But he should be able to see out of that eye very nicely - we'll know in an hour or so because he has to take the patch off long enough to put in some eye drops. I'm really glad this is over - he's worried about it for 6 months, and being the pessimist he is, he's been convinced he would be blind in that eye. I'm glad he's wrong.


crossedstitcher said...

I like this design - it's in my stash, and may get started at some point! I think I'll have to join the Lekker BAP SAL for my Mystic Stitch design...

Thanks for you comment on my blog :-)

Nana's Quilts said...

Thanks for the explanation of the acronym (is that right?). I see so many of them and don't like to admit I have no idea what they're talking about. Thanks.

MysteryKnitter said...

Cats are nice.