November 04, 2012

Today is just a quick post--I'm off to get my hair cut this afternoon, plus do some grocery shopping. I'm also going to make a stop at Hobby Lobby for some packaged shells as I'd like to start working on some Christmas garlands for the little tree we'll have on the Cape this Christmas. We came through the storm fine--thank you for your well wishes--with just some wind and rain; nothing like what we've seen in the photos of New York and New Jersey. My work on Catharine McNeal continues. I'm stitching the last thistle. I've run out of the color used in the tree (I suspect I simply lost the skein, because I know I haven't used an entire skein's worth. Fortunately, Stitch Night is this week, so I can buy the missing color. Hopefully the dye lot will match, but if not, I don't worry too much because it is supposed to be a historic reproduction, after all.)
Meet our two new house cats! The dark cat is the mom, who showed up at our door towing her kitten. We have spent a lot of time trying to lure them inside and finally got them in the door last night. The house overwhelms them, and they are spending a lot of time cuddling together. Little by little they're warming up to us though.
Pink sniffs that we don't need any further pets in this house!
Happy week ahead and best wishes to everyone who has been affected by Sandy!

27 comments:

MarchAnn said...

What cuties nice addition to your house. nice stitching too as always.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to burst your shell adventure, but Hobby Lobby isn't open on Sunday! Hope you are able to find or get another skein for your piece! It is lovely!

Robin in Virginia

marly said...

Catharine is f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s. Sweet additions to the family. Hoping her other babies are OK.

Giovanna said...

The sampler is looking wonderful. And your new friends are just so cute :-)

barbara said...

Love your new kitties - good luck with them!

Linda said...

Great progress on Catharine. Oh, I just love your new additions. The mom looks like my new kitten Sassy. Hope they will stay with you.

Linda

Catherine said...

What cute kitties! Love your stitches too!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

I do think Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday--you just gave yourself more stitch time.

Your sampler is beautiful! Glad you are flexible with the dye lots.

Wonderful addition to your family--I know they will be loved!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Softie :) And I know that Mama and baby are happy that you are! I am :)
Your sampler is gorgeous!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your two new additions to the family are adorable. Catherine looks fabulous.

Vera said...

Gorgeous sampler and love the new additions to your animal kingdom...so cute.

Jan said...

The new kitties are adorable. Wish I could have taken one, but Gray said no in a very loud voice.
Catherine looks great.

Barb said...

The cats are adorable.

Carole said...

Gorgeous piece, Glenna....love the border!

Tammy said...

All your new work is amazing! The kitties and bunny are too sweet!

Melissa said...

OMG! The kitters look like my Sabrina(who passed away) and the current family favorite, the Squashinator. I'm so glad you are giving them a home! Your stitching is wonderful as always and don't you just hate losing a skein of floss? Glad Sandy was good to y'all and you got to stitch, stitch, stitch.

Carolyn @ The Baseball Stitcher said...

What sweet kitties and how kind of you to take them in!

Cari said...

Oh your Catharine is lovely, simply lovely. I have always loved that one. And your sweet new cats...the little orange one is smiling and quite satisfied to be right where she is. You are a wonderful guardian. I'm sure Pink will eventually warm up to them!!

Happy Stitching,

Chris said...

Catherine looks great.
Love your new cats too. They look like they arrived at the right place.
Glad to hear that things on the Cape are fine!

Gabi said...

28 Your new cats are gorgeous.
LOVE your Catharine.

anniebeez said...

Gorgeous sampler!!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm glad you made it through the storm okay. What a cute addition to the family. You are so very close to a finish! It looks great!

Rabbits' Guy said...

More cats! Yay! (Give them the "Look" Pink. Keep them in their place!)

Siobhán said...

Awww, welcome to your new kitties! Catherine is gorgeous--looks like you'll be happy dancing in no time!

Kellie said...

So glad to hear that you weathered the storm without problem. Catherine looks great! The cats (and Pink) are very cute. What have you decided to name your two new house guests?

Céline said...

Hey, Ce sont des grilles magnifiques, bravo

Nicola said...

I have had a very expensive visit to your blog (LOL) you have some amazing projects that have tempted me.

Your rabbits are too cute. Elizabeth is a darling, just love her expression on one of the posts.