Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Friendship Blooms!

Hi blogging buddies!

I've been a busy lady lately!  I've still found time to get some stitching in though, so let's start there.

First up is Friendship Blooms by Blue Ribbon Designs.  Mouse sent me this pattern some time back and said she wanted to have a SAL this year.  I'm thrilled to stitch this, as I truly love Blue Ribbon Designs patterns, and as I go along I've found that I love the little patterns that lend themselves to being perfect smalls!!  Once I'm through with this, I just might make a few little things, like scissor fobs or needle books, my mind is reeling with all the things I've been thinking.  So without further ado, let me show you my progress and show you the small "box" that has been my favorite so far.


I've also been glued to the kit my dear husband gave me for my birthday last year.  I have had my eye on this beauty for a few years, and  now that the crazy challenge from last year is behind us, I'm making this a priority this year!  I have  a hard time putting this away at night, and I'm truly losing sleep over it, but I love how it's coming out, even though it's on the dreaded aida cloth!!  So here is my progress on Winter's Majesty!


My guys have been going through hockey withdrawal since the negotiations have gone on for so long.  Last Sunday they got tickets to the farm team for the Washington Capitols, the Hershey Bears.  It was a long haul up to Hershey, PA, but the game was exciting even if we did lose.  The good news is that the NHL came to a tentative agreement and there WILL be a hockey season after all.  I'm sure I'll have a quiet evening soon if the guys can get tickets to see the Caps play.  Let's Go Caps!!  My son brought a friend along with him to the game, it was a fun evening.








My husband always jokes about Thomas who he calls a demon with fur, but I honestly think deep down they have a real love hate relationship.  For Christmas he bought Thomas this cat condo, which he seems to enjoy.  We find him running up the stairs, sleeping on the top platform, and scratching the living daylights out of (so many scratching posts, so little time) and FINALLY leaving my furniture alone!!  We should have gotten one ages ago!  After starting off incorrectly, figuring out our mistake, and finally starting in the right place, we put it all together in about 15 minutes.  All of us breathed a sigh of relief and after a few minutes of sniffing and exploring, Tom settled in like he owned it...and I guess you could say he does!  LOL









So...I guess that's all the news for tonight.  I hope you all are enjoying the lull after the holidays and getting lots of stitching done!  Till next time...

10 comments:

Gillie said...

The King of his Castle, indeed! Ben looks so much like you!

Linda said...

Great pieces your stitching on. My cats would love the condo.

Linda

Teresa said...

love the BRD design...you are right...perfect for smalls.
And YEAH! hockey will be back....Let's go Blues! snicker

Nicola said...

Thomas' condo is amazing I have never seen one before.

Your stitching is always beautiful, I particularly love the little cotton reels, so cute.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What cute little smalls that Blue Ribbon piece has! It's nice to stitch something like that, because you really feel like you've accomplished something each time you finish a little part. And WooHoo on the kit you are stitching. It looks like it will be gorgeous!!

Tricia

Emma/Itzy said...

I just know my two cats would argue over the same platform! Winters Majesty is looking great - another one on my "to do" list.

Astrids dragon said...

I love how your Friendship Bloom is coming, I like your fave too!

Wow, you're just stitching away on the Winter's Majesty, love the colours.

As for hockey, I'm glad the boys had a good time, but the next time they want to go I'm sure we have something planned...

I might have to bring Ming & Max over for a playdate, they would have such fun playing at Mr. Tom's new place!

I had a great time today, thanks for helping me - guess what we can watch on Monday???

Mouse said...

ohhhh my you have stitched wayyy more than me ...lol both my parts are up now ...lol
way to go Thomas on your new pad ...
and winters majesty will be fabulous once done ...
catch up with you soon :) love mouse xxxxx

Maggee said...

I just KNEW that block would be your favorite! That is quite a condo--your cat looks like he is so at home already!! I am going to use up some of my aida this year too! Hate to have it rotting away! Hugs!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your WIPs are just lovely. I have the same kitty condo for my tow cats we call it the kitty tower of power and they love it. Mine is looking pretty rough.