Monday, August 23, 2010

A finish and an update...

Since this is a stitching blog I thought I would post my stitching news. I was lucky enough to get together with my stitching group for a day of stitching on Saturday.  We had lots of fun catching up and stitching.  I have been working to finish Midnight Watch.  I'm down to the last row of letters so you should see a post this week.  I also got the JCS Halloween issue and can't stop looking at all of the patterns, sooooo I took a break from BBD design to stitch Full Moon. Here is a pic.
I stitched it on 32 ct Vintage Tarnish Silver with recommend thread.  The fabric is a scrap piece that my good friend Deborah gave me.  Whenever she has something framed the framer returns good sized scraps to her.  She is always very generous and gives them to me.  I am able to use these because I work in hand. 

The next update is about the kittens.  They are now 12 days old and looking soooo cute.  They have opened their eyes and their ears are starting to perk up.  We are now able to pick them up for short periods of time.  Their curiosity is emerging and they are exploring the basket they are in.  Sometimes climbing up to peek over.  We are having trouble identifying them because there are 2 pair that look very much alike. We are greatly enjoying these little balls of fluff.


In other news,  we are getting the boys ready for school which starts next Wednesday.  Cleaning out closets, seeing what we need for clothes to start the new year.  New lunch boxes, pencils, backpacks etc.  Today is our first real rainy day this summer and I am enjoying the down time.   It's the perfect opportunity to stitch and play board games with the boys.  Happy Stitching everyone!

31 comments:

Danielle said...

The ornament looks great! And the kittens are too cute!

April Mechelle said...

I like that Full Moon Stitching. I need to get started stitching fron The JCS Halloween issue. The kittens are so cute! I am waiting on my 2 baby kitties to get 6 weeks old so that I can pick them up and bring them home with me..

Deborah said...

Your welcome! Love your finish. Iam doing that one, as well as 3 others. I hope to have the stitching done by wednesday. Every time you show a kitten picture I start thinking that my household won't be complete until I have another cat. Did you see that Phyllis won Belinda's Giveaway? Awesome!

Elaine said...

Cute ornament and the kitties are sooo sweet!

Parsley said...

I really love the fabric color. Makes the moon just POP!

Oh my the kitties have grown so much! CUTE!

Shannon said...

Your finish looks great! :) The kitties are just adorable!

Myra said...

Great finish! I just finished this one last night too. :o) The kittens are just cuter than cute.

DonnaTN said...

Your Full Moon finish is great and the fabric is perfect for it. The kitties are so sweet. Are the boys excited about school or is Mom more excited than they are?

natalyK said...

Donna, the boys are actually more excited than I am. It just means more work for me.

Lesleyanne said...

Your finish is gorgeous. The kitties are very cute.

Bonnie said...

Love that design. I need to get busy and stitch mine, yours is so pretty it inspires me.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

What a gorgeous pattern, I love the full moon in the background.
The kittens are adorable!

Annie said...

The stitching looks great. I'm completely taken by the JCS designs this year too. And what cute kitties!

Sally said...

LOVE the ornament! I think I'll be stitching that one when I get the mag.

Aww the kittens are so cute.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oooh I quite like your little finish! I could see myself stitching this one when I get the magazine.

Awww the kittens are so adorable!

Carol said...

Full Moon is my favorite from that JCS issue, Nataly, and your looks wonderful. I really will have to make a point to stitch it in September!

Love those darling kitties so much... I found myself browsing through the cat section at my local animal shelter's website the other day. I'd love to get another, but my husband is so allergic that it just isn't going to happen. I'll have to be content with just admiring your little darlings...

Cole said...

Great finish!!! And those sweet little kittens have grown so much already from the last pics you posted!!

Beatrice said...

Awwwww the kittens are so sweet.
I like that Halloween piece...I love that season!Nice Job.
I can't wait for my Mag. it's on order!!!

Bekca said...

I love your Hallowe'en design, and the fabric you've stitched it on. Your friend is indeed very kind! The kittens look as adorable as ever, though they must be a handful to care for :) Happy stitching.

Judy S. said...

Thanks for the update on those darling kitties. Nice finish, too!

Lois said...

Full Moon looks great on this fabric! A lovely Halloween stitch. The kitties are so cute!

Thanks for the lovely comment when you dropped by my blog! Now I've discovered yours and I will definitely be back!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful finish! The colors really "pop" on that fabric. The kittens are soooooo cute! Love it when they wobble around and start exploring their surroundings. Your house is going to be so exciting soon with these little ones going and growing!

Julie M said...

Such cute kittens! Love the finish too.

Berit said...

Ooh; I love that ornament! How darling the kittens are; Mom looks a little worn in that pic, lol!

Carolyn NC said...

Cute finish! Love the pics of those kittens! So sweet!

natalie said...

Great Halloween stitching! I really like the Tarnished Silver linen. I ordered a few pieces of it for myself. :) Thank you for sharing pictures of the kittens! They are so cute and fluffy that I just might DIE! I am catching up on my blogs today after my vacation, so I didn't see whether the one kitty made it or not..I hope so!

AnnMcD said...

Wow! I don't think I have ever seen such young tiny kittens. They are adorable.

Lynn said...

That finish is so cute! It looks like a fun stitch.
The kittens are adorable! They're so tiny!

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trillium said...

You are fast! I'm still stitching my first ornament choice from JCS. I don't like the long tails on the animals--I'm going to shorten them.

♥ Nia said...

I stitched this halloween ornament too! :)

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