Where does the Time Go?

I’ve been getting back into the old time swing of things as I make time almost every night to stitch at least an hour or two! It makes AlleyCat very happy as she parks herself on my lap and snoozes away. She doesn’t ever bother my threads, but her shedding…well that’s a different story!

I liken her to “Pigpen” in the Peanuts comic strip as she is always shedding and her fur just surrounds her in the air. Just hope that I am not working with white threads and if then, I usually do banish her from my lap as the white threads don’t stay white!

I’m working on this canvas by Thorn Alexander of my favorite bubbly! Stitch selection by Susan Portra and she had me extend the gold border to all 4 sides! It has been properly padded with #3 pearl cotton and then satin stitch over that with 1/8” Kreinik ribbon. It’s the first time I’ve used the 1/8” ribbon and the only way it’s getting through the canvas is by pulling the needle with a pair of pliers! As I say “no pain, no gain!” Usually Kreinik is spooled with 10meters, but this is only 5, of which I didn’t expect that!

I still have plenty more in the working pile, such as my Tokyo ornament, the Perfume Bottles with a Susan Portra stitch guide, a special ornament for a dear friend and so much more…but who’s counting? How about you, are you able to move anything to the finished pile?

 My orchids are doing mahvelously! Note this one that has the silver branches… well it has sprouted a new little plant from the bloom stem and not only that there is a bud in the middle of that little plant. I will be anxious to see it when it flowers!

AlleyCat is waiting for me to settle in for a night of stitching. Almost time little one, almost time.

A dear friend of mine had to say goodbye to her dear Ollie today. He left us all too soon as he lost his battle with cancer. My heart aches for her and her family as he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He will be waiting for you…

Ollie was a very special poodle and I quickly fell in love when I dog sat a few years back. He became my poodle blanket when I would lay on the couch to watch tv. Found out after the fact that they weren’t supposed to get on the couch, but I loved every minute of it. You’ll be missed…


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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?

4 thoughts on “Where does the Time Go?

  1. I like how you stitched the champagne canvas to look like an old school wooden crate. Really effective. I’m cross stitching currently and there is so much cat fur in the stitching! Having three cats, the fur really flies around. So sorry for your friend’s lost. Animal family members are so special and losing one is such a heartbreak.

    • Thank you, but I can’t take the credit, that’s the brilliance of Susan Portra. I’m at a standstill no as the pattern for the border didn’t work out as she thought!
      Yes it’s tough saying goodbye to a fur child.

  2. always love to see what you are working on. My cat lays on my lap when I am stitching and the fur flies! When she was younger she did try to chew the thread. I am surprised you haven’t got a new cat addition to your family.

    • I want to get kittens and once kitten season starts, I’m gone too much to add to the family and run. Too much time may have passed now…and AlleyCat has become much more lovable!

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