Monday, June 25, 2012

Everything's Coming Up Roses.....

Rosewood Manor's English Tapestry Sewing Box...that is !

Here's my progress so far.  I'm stitching this on Colorscapes 32 count color Herald, using 1 strand of silk floss over 1 thread.  I'm using Attic Needlework's silk thread combo conversion for this piece. YUMMY !!!

Below is a better representation of the fabric color including my cute needle minder.

My sister Cathy gave me the needle minder along with 2 painted tins a while ago.  This is the smaller tin (Velamints) showing from left to right, Belle, Casanova and Jaxon.  You must know by now that I enjoy stitching with my pet pals.

And my progress on AAWFAA.  I finished the snake and a couple of Big Bugs.

The weather here yesterday was wet and wild.  It's pretty calm this morning but we are expecting more wind and rain from Debby.  We need the water and it's too hot to play outside anyway.  So I guess I'll just stay inside with the pets in the A/C and S.T.I.T.C.H.  Lucky me !!  Have a simply fabulous week!

Monday, June 18, 2012

And All Was For An Appil

PINEAPPLE that is !!  I just harvested my very first pineapple.  How cool is that?

Here's a snap of the plant with two new starts. Amazing..just amazing.

And here's my progress on  the real...And All Was For An Appil.  That serpent just looks way too happy, doesn't he? 

Have a simply fabulous week and thanks for stopping by !!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mary Roe

I finished Mary Roe last evening.  The fabulous colors drew me to her and I was not disappointed.  She's still a little wrinkled but I just don't like to iron my pieces.  All the wrinkles will disappear when she gets pinned and framed.  Mary Roe is by The Scarlett House.  I stitched her on Lakeside Linen, 40 count Meadow Rue with the called for Belle Soie.

Of course a post wouldn't be complete without some snaps of my companions!

Here's Cee-Lo Red.  Just returned from his recuperation in the south of France. 
 Hungry and happy as ever !!

 Belle lounging on the stitch ottoman.

 Casanova helping me out with floss's in the bag. 

Mick Jagger in one of his favorite positions, downward hanging cat.

And Jaxon rolled up in his favorite position, circle cat.  
(He's really a black cat but the flash washed out his coat.)

I'm off to Neighborhood Stitch today.  The gals, the stitching, the visiting and lunch is right next door.  Could it get any better??  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cats and More

How much fun is this ......

Received it for Mother's Day from my family.  The cat looks just like my Mick Jagger who has MOVED IN.  He crawls under the covers for his afternoon snooze!

Here's a recent photo of my 'bag of chips"!  Left to right:  Belle, Casanova, Mick Jagger and Jaxon.  The best news of all is that Cee-Lo Red returned for dinner last night after a month of recuperation in the south of France..who knows where he's been.  I'll post a pic when he settles down.  I'm so happy he has returned.

My darling sister, Cathy, made me this treasure box for Mother's Day. Isn't it lovely??  She is one very talented gal and I'm blessed to have her in my life.

Here's my progress on Mary Roe.  I'm just about finished.  I loved doing the Rice Stitches.  They are beautiful and add so much to the piece.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Simply Fabulous week !!