So What’s New Pussycat?

So by now this should be finished, but it’s NOT! I wasn’t happy with the middle cat on the right side. Take it out? or leave it? you know when you leave it and after it’s framed, you will question your decision every day! Right? I had a few of my stitching friends try to talk me off the ledge, but I did find a mistake in the pink stitches. Of course this was the most difficult pattern of all of them!

I started taking out the mistake and then there was no stopping me and out it all came. I’m sort of relieved and glad I did it! I changed the ear color and the cat is all back in, except for the inner pattern, which I changed to stitching it with 2 strands instead of the 3 it called for. Much happier!

So why is it not finished? Welll it’s been way tooooooooooooo hot to stitch. Way too hot as this kid has no ac in the house. Between the heat from your stitching lamp and then if AlleyCat even thought about getting on my lap and sweaty hands which could discolor it all, well I’m just not stitching at all! Period!

Now I’m getting ready for ANG seminar in Washington D.C. where there will be no shop this year in the hotel. I’ve been working extra hard pulling lots of possible threads that I might need, cause what class am I taking? Embellishment Squad class! But before I depart for seminar, Brenda Hart will be in the shop for a sold out class, so I have that to look forward to!

There will be no time for a baseball game in Washington D.C. this year, and I was able to go a few years ago when our summer trade show was there. I will come right back after seminar is over for a few days, unpack and pack again, do payroll, sign checks and then off to the south of France with a small group. Tony Minieri will be teaching a specially designed piece for us! Coming back through Paris and London and home and followed up by another weekend trip. Will AlleyCat ever forgive me?

This is one of her favorite poses! She loves those beverage takeout containers! Such a silly girl she is.


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

6 thoughts on “So What’s New Pussycat?

  1. I was in south of Framce and London in July. I’m missing it and envy your going! Bon voyage and have fun. I’m sure you have as terrific a cat sitter as I do.

  2. that is the cutest kitty canvas! If I don’t like the result of my stitching I leave it for a day and decide if I want to change it and I usually end up ripping it out and starting again and then I am always happy I did. No ac in your house! Wow, this has been such a hot and humid summer here on cape cod where we usually get a sea breeze but not this year. My ac has been on every day for weeks. It would be too hot to stitch if I didn’t have it. I have just started Amy Bunger’s home study, Pumpkin parade by Melissa Shirley. I have loved this canvas for 2 yrs now and finally decided to take the plunge. I am loving it, can be quite challenging, so many new stitches for me. And how about those Yankees and Red Sox! What great years both teams are having. Enjoy your trips especially to Paris.

    • It’s tough without air…and we never really used to need it! But is it my travels or my ac? Everybody tells me to travel while I can and want to! Yes loving Red Sox and Yankees for sure!

  3. Can you share the name and designer of this project? I scrolled back through your posts to the beginning of 2015, but didn’t see another post on this project. Did I miss it somewhere?

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