June 02, 2009

BFFs

I was reading blogs today at work and came across Tanya's wish for a sampler that's a little less pastel. Coincidentally, I started one. This is not the greatest photo--I didn't get home until 8 tonight, so the light was going. It's Christinia Cathcart, and what I love about it is the vivid colors. (Christinia Cathcart is by The Samplar Workes and is being stitched on 34 ct Oaten Scone Legacy Linen with the recommended AVAS threads.) Note to Tanya though: there are 56 of these strawberries on the border...

I'm thinking Christinia and Dorothy can hang out together once they're finished and framed--BFFs in the living room. Their colors are complementary. Hard to tell from the photos--this weekend I'll try shooting them together--that the colors of the fabric are very similar. Actually, I need to take another photo of Dorothy, as I've done some more work on it. I'm fighting the realization that I have to stitch most of the motifs again on the other side, which is the drawback of symmetry, isn't it--two of everything!?) I truly appreciated your suggestions and support on the matter of my being stuck in the middle of several projects; I'm going to try Connie's suggestion of using two threads on 1763; I'm going to go without the green queen stitches and pull out the three that I put in on Tulips, and I will eventually restitch Janet Gibson, but not just yet. And thanks, Anna; I'm mixing up a batch of garlic juice and cayenne and other ingredients to save my little garden, although the beasts seem to have moved on, at least temporarily.

This is Yazziebear, who's a sick kitty tonight. BF took her to the vet; she was very sick in a bloody way. We were convinced that she has stomach cancer (she's 15--not that old for a Siamese, who routinely live into their 20s--but she's been losing weight steadily over the last few months). The vet is thinking it's pancreatitis, which she's had before, coupled with a bacterial infection and perhaps a thyroid thing. We're hoping it's that. She was one of our first adoptees, and she's the fierce alpha cat of the house; no one messes with her--not even Pink, who's the alpha rabbit. She's a talker; I miss her sitting at my feet, chirping companionably.

Thunderstorm's coming, so off I go to do a few things in case we lose power.

18 comments:

Jan said...

Glenna, what lovely works you have on the go! So sorry to hear your furbaby is ill, hope the vet is right and can make her feel like chirping again at your feet.

The Bunns said...

Yazziebear ... our Maxine sends a lot of good wishes .. so do we, even if cats are weird ... what? Oh .. so do RG and BL. They say having a sick pet is about the worse it can get.

The Scarlett House said...

Hi again, just commented on your previous post. Well, the colors of the sampler are certainly anything but pastel, which is good, but 56 strawberries? You know how I am about borders. In fact, I think I'll do something without one next. They can really drive me crazy. I don't know why, they just do. I appreciate your help though.
I forgot to put my 2 cents in about the green queen stitches. Try saying that fast three times! I say leave the space open.

The Scarlett House said...

I forgot to wish your sick kitty well. She has such a sweet face, and she looks like she needs a hug. I hope she gets better soon.

Brigitte said...

Hmmm, you are right, stitching borders and symmetrical elements is far from being exciting but the effect is always gorgeous.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What gorgeous WIPs and the colors are fabulous. I also hate those symmetrical borders with tons of flowers - acorns, whatever along the side.

Margaret said...

I love your WIPs! So beautiful! I hope your little cat feels better and it's not what you fear it is that's wrong. Hugs.

quiltcat said...

Love all your WIPs! poor Yazziebear, i sure hope she's feeling better soon!

Vonna said...

I certainly hope your little one recovers soon...how upsetting I can imagine that to be.

mainely stitching said...

Fingers and toes crossed for Yazziebear's quick and complete recovery!!

jeannine520 said...

Oh no, that's terrible news. Best wishes for Yazziebear's full and quick recovery.

Siobhan said...

I'm keeping good thoughts for Yazziebear!

Your Dorothy & Christina are both SOOOOOO beautiful. I don't know how you manage to choose which one to work on!

Melanie said...

Nice starts!!!

Hope your Yazzie is feeling better soon.

Amy said...

aww I hope that your kitty is feeling better soon!

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

Well wishes for Yazziebear the chirping kitty.

Tammy said...

Poor Yazzie! I hope she feels better soon and it's not too serious. Dot's Garden is just amazing. Gosh I love that piece.

Deb said...

Ugh borders! But they do make the piece look so nice. Love the progress on Dorothy. Looks so much better than the chart!!

Michelle said...

I LOVE your new sampler - what gorgeous colors! I am a big fan of the bright pink, which is what drew me to Dorothy's too. Love that little berry border. You've made great progress on Dorothy, and yes these would be beautiful BFFs hanging together. I'm having Othello tested for hyperthyroidism today (results tomorrow) because he's been losing weight. My thoughts go out to Yazziebear too!