March 19, 2009

Spring Break, Day One: There Will be Stitching

Although Spring Break is technically all week, it only truly started for me today, since I've taken a few days off work starting today. I'm headed to Cape Cod tomorrow, leaving BF in charge of the buns and the cats, and I'm using today to study (schoolwork didn't really end) and do way more chores than I can probably reasonably fit into a day. And there will be stitching! The banner image, by the way, is in honor of my little trip and is used with permission of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, one of the best museums I've ever visited. If you get up there ever, you should definitely go. It is a painting of early New Bedford.

I'm hoping to go on a little photography tour with stops for seafood. I might not get good shots of the ocean, but you can at least see what I have for lunch! LOL!

Progress on Dorothy:


And a closeup of the section I'm working on:


One of the hardest things about flying for me is limiting my luggage. Not to clothing, but which stitching projects do I take? And they can't go in the checked luggage, because imagine if your suitcase disappeared with a year's worth of stitching progress in it. Eeek! Clothing can be replaced, but all those hours of work....

The model patient. She submits to being swaddled, and very nicely swallows the little squirts of medicine. Pink, in the meantime, runs back and forth and thumps and hides under things, peeking at me and acting generally panicky. I can't decide if he is expressing empathy for Peaches, is worried that he is next for dosing (he didn't come down with the infection) or is just a drama queen.

19 comments:

The Scarlett House said...

Hey Glenna, Dorothy is looking great. I love the new banner. Have yourself a wonderful, relaxing time.

Xeyedmary said...

Cute wittle bunny!
Have a safe journey!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Aw, Peaches, what a good girl. As to Pink, maybe all of the above. Happy lunches and stitching.

Fez and the Gang said...

Maybe Pink is worried you will give him a haircut like Elvis................

Have a good trip!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Have fun in Cape Cod!!! Dorothy is one beautiful piece of stitching and Peaches just couldn't be cuter. I totally agree with the carrying on your stitching stuff.... most anything else you can replace (all you need is $$$) but time spent can not be gotten back!

Deb said...

I've been waiting to see a new WIP picture of Dorothy. She is looking great!!! And Peaches is so adorable. I can't show my daughter this blog or she'd be hounding me for one. Hope you have a wonderful time.

Margaret said...

Have a wonderful time on your trip! I love your Dorothy too! Hope Peach is all better!

:: wee bird :: said...

Dorothy is looking wonderful! Great progress

Melissa said...

Dorothy is looking great. Have a great trip!

Kajsa said...

Dorothy looks great! Peaches too!

bunnygirl said...

Will Peaches take her meds for the BF? I sure hope so. Very cute about Pink's reaction. I bet he's worried she's being tortured.

I'm so envious that you're going to the Cape! I haven't been back in several years and I miss the familiar places. Part of what makes the Cape so special is that decades can pass and places will still look just as you remembered, only with new-model cars out front. Replace them with Chevy Novas and I'm back in my childhood!

And I second you on the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Fascinating place, as is the Seamen's Bethel right nearby.

Have a great trip, and take pictures!

mainely stitching said...

Pink the Drama Queen. Sounds like a good flick! ;)

FrecklesandDeb said...

Pink's probably a little of each of those things! (But, were voting for the empathy thing!)

Have fun on your little vacation! And stitch away!

minpinmom said...

Your stitching is oh so lovely. AWWW, Peaches is such a darling.

The Bunns said...

Pink knows you are leaving ... nice job there Peaches. Our Chico needs meds right now too - but he does NOT take them well .. he wiggles, squirms, and grits his teeth...

Kristen said...

Aww, a close-up of Peaches! She's so adorable. I hope she's feeling better!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Enjoy your spring break, fellow Northern Virginian.

This acknowledgement is long overdue. You were so kind to leave a comforting comment upon my beloved Jake’s passing last month. The cat blogosphere is a wonderfully caring community, and I am honored to be a part of it. Thank you for your support during this difficult time for me. Jake’s memory will forever live in my heart and mind.

~J&B’s Mom Nancy

MyLifesAStitch said...

I hope you are having/ had a wonderful time in Cape Cod! Loving the Dorothy progress... I just love that pattern. So much so that I tried to order it from my fave online pattern shop only to find out yesterday that it has been dicontinued and they couldn't get it... I hustled myself over to eBay and snatched it up on BuyItNow. Phew!! When I kit it up, I'll ask you which threds you ran out of so I order enough. OK, sorry such a long comment! TTFN!

quiltcat said...

Peaches looks so cute all swaddeled up. I'm glad she's such a good patient, and hope she's feel all better soon. Your Dorothy stitchery is looking great. Have a fun time at the Cape!