June 20, 2010

Before and After II

Look who's back--Audrey! Last time she was here, there was too much going to to take a tour, so now that my job is ending on Thursday and I'm taking vacation and heading up to Cape Cod on Friday and then touring Richmond a couple of days the following week, there will be something to show Audrey doing. Thank you, Ann, for the Texas bluebonnet card, which will go up in my new cube, and for the wood bunny and the copies of your wonderful flash fiction, Maelstrom Madness!

I stitched on Catharine McNeal this week. The Before shot:

And After. I made it to the right hand inner border and I've started work on thistles #8 and #9 out of 20. I plan to stitch a lot on the Cape; my parents are in their 80s, so they're not up for lots of running around, although we'll probably go to the beach and to one of my favorite restaurants in Monument Beach, a seafood shack that has wonderful views of the salt marsh.

Yesterday I took my stitching buddy, Yazziebear, to the vet, for a checkup. Yazziebear is our old-lady cat.

Pink: "I thought I was your stitching buddy!" Note to Pink: my stitching buddies do not eat skeins of silk. Nor do they chew faster when I try to remove the strand of AVAS (green, appropriately) from their mouths!


Happy week ahead!

19 comments:

Jennifer said...

At least Pink has good taste! Silk is way better than cotton. LOL!

Anna van Schurman said...

She's taking it away, chew faster! LOL!

Margaret said...

Oh naughty Pink! Love your Catherine! Have fun finishing up with your old job and with vacation!

mainely stitching said...

Oh Pink, you didn't eat a skein of silk, did you?

I love your sampler progress - what stunning colors! - and wish you a wonderful vacation! :D

Cari said...

WOW - your work on Catharine is BEAUTIFUL!! That is one lovely piece. Love your kitty and Pink too!! Have a wonderful vacation! Can't wait to hear all about it and be sure to post pics!! Hugs

bunnygirl said...

Oh, yay that Audrey arrived so quickly! I know she's only a stuffed bunny but for some reason I always feel terrible about sealing her in a box and handing her over to strangers.

I'm kind of jealous that she gets to go to Cape Cod. I love the Cape - so many wonderful memories!

LOL at Pink. Did he really eat your silk thread?

Annemarie said...

Yazziebear is a very gorgeous lady. But how did you train her *not* to eat your floss (silks or otherwise)? Does this mean I have two rabbits in disguise?
Catharine is coming along very nicely!

Karen said...

Your Catherine is really coming along nicely -- she's beautiful! I have her near the top of my "wanna stitch" pile.

What a naughty Pink! My Mushroom (cat) used to chew on red floss if I left it within reach. I'm not sure what was the signifcance of the red.

Have a great trip to Cape Cod!

Alice said...

Oh dear Pink! Catharine is sure coming along and is very lovely.

Giovanna said...

The sampler's looking great!

Erica said...

Catherine is looking lovely! I just love the colors!

Katrina said...

ROFLOL, hope your stitching buddy had a good check up and Pink stays out of your silks ;-).

Catharine is as ever just beautiful.

Daffycat said...

Pink you silly rabbit!

Glenna, CM looks fantastic!

Michelle said...

Love how Catherine is looking - you've made a lot of progress on her. Oh no - silk eating...I would have to banish my stitching buddy for sure!

Karen M said...

Ginny is now asking me to get some silk, so she can try it out!

Barb said...

Naughty Pink. He does have upper end taste though he wasn't going for the "cheap stuff". Glad he's okay. Your cat is beautiful. Catherine pinece is looking great so far.

The Bunns said...

Cats are weird. At least rabbits help clean up fitzels and un-needed yarn and such. (You Go Pink!)

Audry! (Audrey?) Wow - what a box from Texas. But - but - what does she mean ONLY a stuffed bunny? How does she know - maybe Audrey has feelings and all that?

Siobhan said...

LOL at Pink!! Like Jennifer said, at least Pink has good taste. Great progress on Catherine!

Carolyn McNeil said...

The McNeal is coming along great! Keep up the good work (play).
Happy Stitchin'...
Carolyn
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