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My Favorite Things

November 16, 2005

Cat Happy Dance

It's another cold, dark, rainy day and I was up early for the washing machine guy. DH came upstairs to say that the motor has a problem too and it's going to cost double what we expected. Sigh. The dryer has decided to make a sound now too. DH cleaned a lot of lint out of it and now it's better.

On Monday I started Outside My Window ornament from JCS. I have all but one branch and one bird finished. I'd like to do one of those flat fold finishes I've seen so I'm going to search for instructions online. Yesterday we decided to take some laundry to the laundromat just in case the washer isn't fixed soon. I took my knitting and worked on my alpaca shawl while we waited. When we got back I was going to work on my cat but I was lazy and ended up grabbing a Christmas banner UFO that was downstairs by my stitching chair. I actually managed to get quite a bit done on it. Another day or two of work and I can probably finish it.

DH helped me stain a frame I found in my stash for Thanksgiving. While it dried I put the final stitches into my cat. Yay! He looks like a cat that roams around in our neighborhood that we have nicknamed Creamsicle. He also looks a little like my sister's cat Tony. and I know she is going to want me or my mom to stitch another one for her when she sees this picture.

I was originally thinking about putting the cat into a bulletin board that has a picture frame at the top. It ended up being a little to big for the frame so I used a bunny I stitched back in the summer instead. I love the basket that came with the chart. I had a big carrot button in my stash so I decided to stick in the the basket for fun. I'll figure out how to finish the cat later but for now I'm just happy I'm finished stitching him.


Isabelle said...

Wow! All your stitching is lovely and I especially love your cat! The colours and outlines are so soft... Such a serene piece.

Congratulations on all your achievements!

bunnyhead said...

Cute finishes! I love the bullentin board idea!

Kim said...

Those are all great projects and finishes! Love the ornament w/ the chickadees. :) The Thanksgiving project framed up very nicely and the Bunny bulletin board is clever! Sorry to hear about your washing machine troubles. Those are never fun... Have a good day!

Rowyn said...

Wow, what great finishes and WIP. I especially love the cat design. Isn't it funny how we name the neighbourhood cats? We have 'Manky' the stray who picks fights with our cats and 'Ginger' who is a little ginger & white cat who likes to come visiting.