Yesterday I worked on the blackwork pattern on the Queen’s
sleeves. The first step was like an outline.
The second part is filling in some areas to give
the sleeves depth.I’m nearly finished
with her left sleeve and plan to work on the right one today.
It feels like her personality is developing along
with her portrait.
Sad Panda News I received this email message from the National Zoo a couple of hours ago: Smithsonian's National Zoo Mourns Loss of Giant Panda Cub
We are brokenhearted to share that we have lost our little giant panda cub. Panda keepers and volunteers heard Mei Xiang make a distress vocalization at 9:17 a.m. and let the veterinarian staff know immediately. They turned off the panda cam and were able to safely retrieve the cub for an evaluation at 10:22 a.m., which we only do in situations of gravest concern. The veterinarians immediately performed CPR and other life-saving measures, but sadly the cub was unresponsive. We’ll have more updates as we learn more, but right now we know is that the cub weighed just under 100 grams and that there was no outward sign of trauma or infection. We’ll share information with you as we learn more.