Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Weekend stitching

I had a very quiet weekend and spent a good portion of it stitching. I'd originally planned on heading into Ottawa but after working overtime on Friday evening, when the morning rolled around I just felt like staying put. I did the prerequisite cleaning and then pulled this number out of obscurity. Yes, it's Cast All Your Cares.

BEFORE

AFTER


I figured I'd better get moving on this one. I'm stitching it for a friend who has requested it for her new condo and she's moving in the spring. Hopefully I'll be done by then. I made fair progress on it . I've posted a before picture as well to show where I left off.

When I'd tired of this one I pulled out my new start, Hillside Samplings A Cat in Snowman's Clothing. This one is really stitching up quickly. This is one of the first patterns that I accumulated in my stash and I don't know why I've waited so long to pull it out. It's funny how my mood dictates what I'll stitch.

I put some time in on it yesterday night at our regular stitching get together and managed to complete the border. I didn't hang around after that though because the weather had turned and a snowfall was making the roads treacherous. Better to get home before I tired any more since I knew it would be a long drive home. And it was!

My fabric has arrived for Spring Quakers and this time it will work much better than my previous choice. I've sort of put it on hold until I get some more stitches in on Cast. I'm so taken with this one that I'm afraid that once I get started I won't want to work on anything else!

Last post I neglected to mention the lovely award that Lana passed on to me. I'm touched that you thought of me for this award. I'm now supposed to list 5 things you don't know about me and pass the award on to 5 more. However I can't pick just 5 people out of all of your fantastic stitching blogs which I love to check in on. As far as I'm concerned you are all worthy of the award and consider yourselves gifted.
I know that many of you have been having some pretty wicked snow dumps lately and I certainly hope your weather has been improving. If nothing else it certainly makes for some serious stitching time!

14 comments:

Crazee4books said...

Hi Lynn,

I'm sitting here at the computer
sipping green tea, with the heater
humming away at my feet. I could
happily hibernate the Winter away
like this, couldn't you??

It's nice to see your progress
on Cast All Your Cares. It's
such a pretty design and the
colors are wonderful. I think
your friend will love it!!

And I love, love, love A Cat
In Snowman's Clothing!!! How
absolutely adorable that
funny little cat is. Love how
it's eyes are looking up at
the Cardinal. I look forward
to seeing how this one turns
out.

I was most interested in your
post about Chatty Kathy and
the Hallmark ornament of her
that your sister got you. I
received Chatty Baby, Kathy's
little sister, for Christmas
and there's even a photo of
me on Christmas morning being
introduced to her for the
first time. I must have been
about four at the time which
was ... ahem ... a few years
ago now. I still have my
Chatty Baby doll along with
the other three dolls from my
childhood. Your sister is
holding a Chatty Baby doll in
the photo but her's has dark
hair while mine is blond.

Your finish of Jardin Prive's
Christmas is beautiful and I
send my congratulations for
completing another fabulous
project. Love all the great
Christmas colors in this.

Looks like you and your family
had a great Christmas together
even though it wasn't on the
day itself. Love that tea pot
that your DH got you!!! Just
how many cups does it hold???
It looks HUGE in the picture.

Any recent pictures of Clarisse
to share??? It's been awhile
you know. Just saying. :)

Cheers!

Judy

Daffycat said...

Oh, wow ~ I love that little snowcat! I've not seen that design before. It's just adorable!

Karen said...

A Cat in Snowman's Clothing is just adorable. I know I wouldn't be able to set it down!

Carol said...

I've never seen the HS Snowcat piece before, Lynn--it is so sweet! And what a beautiful color of fabric you've chosen... Good luck with the finishing of your friend's piece--I'm sure you'll get it done before she moves!

Mary said...

You got quite a bit done on Cast All Your Cares. The colors are pretty and your friend will love it!

The little snow cat looks lovely on that gorgeous blue shade.

We got snow during the night and I'm staying put today with my coffee/tea and getting some stitching done!

Beth said...

I have not seen the Cast chart before, so I don't know how much is left with the piece, but you have made great progress! I, too, love the colors. Snowcat is a cutie.

Cheryl said...

He cares for you looks really lovely Lynn! Love the snow cate too...it made me smile.
Have a good weekend x

Angela P said...

Love your Snowcat too :) I have this chart as well and have never thought to stitch it either, might be giving it another look now! LOL.

We've had some snow and it's cold but it hasn't been too bad so far!

Rhona said...

Your little snow cat is sooo cute!

Bekca said...

That certainly is a very adorable Cat Lynn and great progress on Cast All Your Cares too. I hope the snow is not affecting you too badly, we haven't had any since before Christmas. Although, snow days are the perfect days for stitching :) Best wishes.

Kathy A. said...

Your stitching is lovely as always Lynn. I love seeing what you catches your eye!
I understand the weather has been pretty brutal. I am glad that I got out of Canada when I did LOL.

Judy S. said...

Love that kitty and cardinal, two of my favorite things in one piece!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful progress, Lynn! I just love that cat in a snowman's clothing piece--too funny!!

Suzanne said...

Nice work with your stitching! Love the cat.

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