Monday, October 5, 2009

'Helping' Kitty and Monday Stitching Update

We had cool and rainy weather over the weekend, which led to some good stitching time for me.  Some good progress was made on "Snowman Welcome Banner."

I also got a small start on the October Kustom Krafts SAL.  It will be a small poinsettia.  It's supposed to go on top of a round jar, but mine may turn into a tree ornament.  I'll have to see what I think once the stitching is complete.  It really is on white fabric; my camera and I didn't get along very well today!

Last, serial starter that I am, I found the perfect pattern to make for my DH for Christmas!  He was in a rock band for several years in high school and college, and at the ripe old age of 67, still loves his guitars! 

I had the perfect fabric in my stash from Silkweaver for this one.  I have yet to put a stitch in, but I do have the threads all collected, so I'm ready to go.  I'll be using the GAST threads the pattern calls for.

In the next couple of weeks, I hope to go through my stash to start weeding out items I know I will never have time to stitch.  I'll be listing them for sale on my other blog "Vicki's Stash to Go."  It is currently empty, but be sure to check back, there will be lots of charts and kits up for grabs at great prices.

Eventually, I hope to go through my stitching magazines and may also have quilting kits, books, and other quilting goodies for sale as well. 

For those of you who haven't met Oreo Cookie, my 'helping' she is snoozing on my cutting table (on top of the fleece I bought to make a football-themed throw for our son for Christmas).  She 'helps' me every second that I am in the house; following me everywhere I go.  In this case, she was 'helping' me while I got the binding ready to sew on another Quilt of Valor.

Oreo is still sleeping, now cuddled securely under the quilt; have you ever seen such a 'helping' kitty?

And one last shot, taken this evening.  Oreo is all sprawled out on the top of my messy desk...'helping' me as I read my e-mail and watch TV.  With 'help' like this, no wonder it feels like I never get anything done!  BUT, I must admit, I wouldn't trade our fur babies for anything. 

One last item....check out this blog for a great giveaway: The Happy Needle.  It runs through October 8th.
Until next time, have a GREAT week and Happy Stitching!

Vicki in CO


Trecie said...

Your stitching is lovely also your quilts I just love your litle helper. Give Orio a big hug for me.

Meari said...

You've made lots of progress on the snowman since your last post about it. It's looking really cute! And what a helpful kitty, lol

Emily said...

Your stitching is great, and love you "helping" kitty. She is so precious.

Carolyn NC said...

Great stitching. Your OC kitty is adorable! I wish my cat was a helper like that and followed me all over the house!

Rene la Frog said...

Great stitching as usual. With the help of Oreo it's a wonder you get anything done.LOL

Kathy said...

Lovely stitching. I just love the photos of your helper. :) Oreo is beautiful. Give her a chin scratch from me.

Nancy M said...

That material should be perfect for your DH's guitar piece! The snowman looks cute already and the cat is priceless! He must walk around, find you and get right back to sleep! LOL