Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday Updates

It's been a while since I posted an update.  I have several things to talk about, so let's start with today's mail. 

I received my Bingo prize from Shelley for the recent Bingo game I won on ILCS.  It is so cute!  A fall-themed magnetic list pad (going right on the fridge) and an adorable Lizzie Kate 'Boxer Jr'  called 'Autumn.'  I LOVE Lizzie Kate; thanks so much Shelley!  Great choice!  She also included a nice note.



I can see three purchases in my future--so I have the complete set of seasons...they are shown stitched together and put in one frame on the back of the box.

Since I'm hosting the new Bingo round, I need to start thinking about the prize....hmmm....more shopping!

Update on Lucky

As some of you know, our new little furbaby, Lucky, was very ill last week.  Here are a couple of photos I took, that clearly show how his devoted adopted-Mom, Oreo, kept vigil at his side while he was ill.  In this first photo, Lucky is inside the box, sound asleep.  Oreo slept with her head on the edge of the box.


In this one, you can see how Oreo is sleeping with her paw and head up on the edge of the box, just a few inches away from Lucky.  Is that a devoted Mom or what?



I'm happy to say, Lucky seems to be well, altho he'll still be on antibiotics for several more days.  But, he's now racing around the house like a kitten should.  Thank goodness!  We were so worried about him.


Last Saturday, I went to Boulder with a friend from our local Quilt Guild to the monthly meeting of CQC.  The speaker was Nancy Odom of Timid Thimble Creations.  She was an interesting speaker and had lots and lots of quilts to show, which I always enjoy.

I took along my Halloween Kitty wall hanging and my Stitchin' Kitty wall hanging (that hangs above my cutting table), for Show 'n Tell. 

I Have Another Finish!
Well, at least the stitching is finished!  Someone I met on TGOSM list recently (thanks Patti!), mentioned a group called Sampler Guild of the Rockies.  They meet once a month in Denver.  I have exchanged e-mails with the current president of the group, and weather permitting, plan to go to the November 8th meeting. It will be so much fun to meet some other stitchers in person!

They will be working on finishing an Altoid tin.  Since I don't have the design they are stitching, I came up with my own, so I can participate in putting the design on the tin.  It's a simple design--just my initials with a border around it.  I finished stitching it last night.  It's simple, but I'm pleased with how it came out.  I chose a DMC thread color that matches the edge around the top of the tin pretty well. 

First Big Snowstorm of the Season

We had the first big snow of the season today.  From what the National Weather Service was predicting though, it sounds like it could have been much worse than it turned out.  I'll be interested to see the news in a few minutes to see what they say about tonight and tomorrow.  Here's a shot looking out our front door a while ago:


Here's a two photos looking out the back door into the backyard.


I think that's the major updates for the moment.  Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween.  Hopefully our weather will clear up and not be quite so nasty out for those little ghosts and goblins.

I'll leave you with a photo I took of our three dogs last night.  They were all lounging in my office/sewing room.  Of course, as soon as they saw the camera, Max (our Cocker Spaniel) came racing over toward me.  Aren't they quite a trio...small, medium and extra-large!?


Happy Stitching!

Vicki in CO

18 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Congratulations on winning the bingo and prize. Lucky is just adorable and what a snow! On the north of 60 I'm still snowless.

Jade said...

Winning bingo and my PIF? That cat must be responsible for all this! Quick, buy a lottery ticket or something!

Katrien said...

Congrats on your bingo prize

mollycaff said...

Congratulations on your bingo win! Lucky and Oreo are just beautiful, I'm glad little Lucky is feeling a better.

Trecie said...

All your work looks lovely and the Bingo prize sounds like it will be fun to stitch. So glad to hear Lucky is doing better. Love the pictures of the dogs and the ones of Oreo being such a great mom. You have done a wonderful job of getting Lucky better I know it wasn't easy.

Carolyn NC said...

Nice win! Glad Lucky is ok now. Snow this early - ouch! Your kitties are adorable and so are they dogs! Love the quilt and stitching. Have fun when you go to the guild. :)

Etha said...

What cute puppies :) Hey it is still snowing here big time!! The street plows just made their first round, which is late, which means they are busy elsewhere LOL....

Quiltsmiles said...

Cute altoid tin cover stitched up with your initials. As for that white stuff.....please keepo it there. LOL

Jane

Kathy said...

Great photos. I am glad to hear that little lucky is doing better.
Snow? Oh my I am so not ready for winter. You cna keep the snow for a while yet. Okay? LOL

omashee aka Barb said...

Great update Vicki! I love your pets! Am so glad to hear that Lucky is doing better. Congrats on the Bingo win too!
Barb

Woodhaven Acres Custom Machine Quilting said...

What a great story (Lucky) and a cutie too! Glad he is feeling better. The snow scene is lovely -but it always is when you don't have to go out in it...

Jerri

Rene la Frog said...

So happy to hear Lucky is better and Oreo is such a good adopted mommy.

The stitching and quilting look great.

Mel said...

so happy to hear that Lucky is doing better!
Great stitching!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Hi Vicki - so glad to 'find' you again, lol! So glad that Lucky is better now - and wow, what snow, my kids are so envious! Viv in the uK xx

Nancy M said...

Sounds like Nov 8 should be fun. I've done just one tin and gave it away. They are cute, but the way I did it was detail intensive! Hopefully they have an easier way! Lucky is cute and so nice that Oreo is so caring.

Shelley said...

So happy you like your bingo prize. Oreo is such a doll to take care of Lucky. Your cats are beautiful. All of your stitching and quilting look fabulous. Wish I could be there to enjoy the snow with you, lol!!

Lizzy said...

I'm so happy to read Lucky is going to be okay, Vicki! And Oreo is truly a devoted Momma and friend indeed. :) Such touching photos... Thanks for sharing!

Congrats on your bingo win and the snow is Beautiful!!! :) Wonderful photo of your sweet dogs as well.

Blessings always in stitches...
Lizzy

Mare said...

Love your sweet fur babies! Pets bring so much joy! Congrats on your win & love your quilted pieces. Hope Lucky gets better soon.