May 16, 2010

Brief

Just a quick post this week. I've stitched a good bit on "Catharine McNeal" but haven't stitched much of anything else. I have a new, busier position at work, which makes me a little panicky because while my old job was a bit of a snore, it was predictable and allowed me to come and go in terms of vacation days and lunch and leaving on time and now...yikes. But hey, if it gets in the way of stitching, it'll have to go! (You can imagine the merriment at home when I announce to BF that I'm quitting my job to stay home and stitch full time.)

Oh, and last week a commenter asked about In Stitches, which has so many of the samplers I post here. In Stitches is on Pear Tree Court in Alexandria, Virginia, and they'll very happily fill an order for you if you give them a call or email them (just click on the link for that information.)

Pink, contemplating a little dash down the hall.

Peaches and Elvis, sharing a wheat grass snack. The grass is grown from seeds right in the special bag. It's a bit gimmicky and too small for enthusiastic rabbits. (It's meant for cats who typically are slightly daintier eaters.) The minute Pink entered the scene, he upended the container and happily chomped on the bottom of the bag.

Happy week ahead, all!

29 comments:

Margaret said...

Your Catharine is gorgeous! I sure hope the new job settles down so you can get back to more stitching. :D

Daffycat said...

Cats aren't always dainty eaters, though, are they? DD once brought home a 3rd grade class project, a lovely spider plant grown all school year from a tiny start. Old Daffy cat ate it to nibbins in the blink of an eye :o(

Anonymous said...

What progress you have made on Catharine, Glenna! She is stunning!

Hope the new job settles into a good routine for you!

Robin in Virginia

Sharon said...

Your WIP is simply gorgeous. Love it.

Alice said...

You are probably just on a learning curve with the new job. You'll be old hat soon and able to stitch away. Catherine looks so nice!

Melissa said...

Oh, Catherine is so pretty! I'm just catching up on your blog posts, Glenna, and darn - you are showing MORE samplers! Yeesh! They're so gorgeous! If I lived near a LNS, I would be in big time trouble!

BTW, I totally get where you are with work coz that's about the same here. From snoozeville to the land of energizer-bunnies! ;-) Good luck!

Berit said...

I so love the colours of the alphabets on this one!

Nancy said...

Catherine is so beautiful - I love the border flowers! Hope your new position at work doesn't interfere too much with your stitching.

Bunny hugs!

Kim said...

I'm realllly liking the colors in Catharine! Just lovely!!!

In Stitches Needlework said...

Thanks Glenna for all the free advertising. Tell 'em all to sign up for our e-mail news.......
Happy Stitching and oh sure, just quit your job and come work for us...wouldn't that be a checkbook burner???
See you soon,
Ellen
In Stitches

bunnygirl said...

Go, Pink, go! Zoom!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'll be brief too...GORGEOUS!

Stitch By Stitch said...

Catherine is coming along so well, it just beautiful!

Karen said...

Glenna, you're making great progress on Catharine; she's beautiful!

Rabbits' Guy said...

I hope they pay you the extra in sampler-scrip!

Love that Bunny Take-out!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Good luck with your new position at work, hope it settles down into a good routine. Lovely bunny photos, I didn't realise cats ate grass though

Giovanna said...

Your sampler is looking great!

Loraine said...

So wonderful! Sorry to hear your job is a bit busier. I would like to quit life and stay home and sew too. *sigh*
Have a good week.

Brigitte said...

Great progress on this wonderful sampler.
What a great LNS you can go to. It must be a major delight to see all these terrific samplers hanging on their walls.

Cari-in-VA said...

Sweet little bunnies!

I concur, In Stitches is wonderful.

Catherine is just beautiful and you are making great progress.

Have a good week.

mainely stitching said...

Wonderful colors in this sampler, Glenna.

Love the pic of the munchy bunnies. :)

Kellie said...

Catharine is beautiful! You have made a lot of progress. Congrats on your new job. Maybe as you get the hang of it, it won't impinge on your stitching time. :) I visited Alexandria once when I was in college. Spent spring break with my roommate who was from Warrenton. She took me to Old Towne (if I am remembering correctly) and we ate at a fun piano bar that I think was called The Fish Market. That was a really fun trip. And a beautiful area!!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great progress on Catherine!

Congrats on the new position at your job! That is especially wonderful for me to hear, because I remember you were concerned about losing your job last year (and maybe you started at a different compnay while I was on hiatus last fall/ winter?), so kudos to you!!

But yeah, let me know if you ever manage to get your BF to let you quit and stitch FT instead. I will definitely want to employ your strategy!! ;)

Have a great week!

Katrina said...

Catharine is so pretty, love the colors. And cute bunny pics.

Hope work settles down soon :-).

Michelle said...

Catherine is stunning. I hope you settle into a groove with work and can get back to your stitching time! My cats plow down that grass in about two minutes flat. Poor blades of grass don't even stand a chance. My boys are not what you would consider "dainty eaters". LOL!

Anonymous said...

Glenna, I would like to tell you how much I enjoy your blog, your animal's antics, and your cross stitching. While I am not new to cross stitching, but I am new to blog reading ( I do not have a blog). I have two young children (2 and 5 months) a dog and a cat, and married. I have recently taken up cross stitching again, and wanted to let you know that you are an inspiration to me to stitch and to stitch large beautiful projects. Thank you.

Melissa in Arizona

Siobhan said...

Catherine is coming along so nicely, Glenna! I hope the job settles down so you can get in more stitching time. One must have their priorities, after all. ;)

Tama said...

Pretty stitching!
Here's an adorable bunneh story for you, 'cause you like them so much :D
http://www.nownorma.com/2010/05/heartrending-cute-stuff-.html
Well a baskerville-bunneh of cuteness, anyway.

Jennifer said...

Catherine is beautiful!!!!
Wish I could stitch this fast.
Love this sampler.

Jennifer