Monday, July 03, 2006

Enjoying the holiday break...

Here is my weekly update of Kingdom Sampler, which is a Monday night SAL... that big tree all the way to the left took forever to stitch tonight :-) I think it took an entire movie - LOL!! Anyhow, moving along OK... want to stitch the An Emblem of Love SAL in its rotation once this is finished...

I enjoyed having the day off from work today, part of the long Fourth of July weekend... Mike was dying to find a watch, so we did a bit of shopping. He didn't get a watch, but I got a new purse and a pretty rosy pink hardy hydrangea for the garden :-) Oh, I think he did do some shopping for himself in Macy's, so he didn't exactly lose out. And, when I awoke this morning and looked out the slider door onto our deck, I was surprised to see we had a new kitty visitor. He/she was sound asleep in one of our chairs on the deck. So sweet. My cats were barely even aware of the cat. Mike thinks the cat has been around before. He/she didn't cause any upset for any of my cats - mild curiosity from some, nonchalance from others... and Anouk slept through the whole visit.... Sorry the picture is terrible - it was taken through both the glass and screen of my slider door. It was the only angle I could get to capture the entire cat in the photo - I didn't want to scare it or even wake it up... it stayed for quite some time :-)

Stitched on today: Kingdom Sampler

13 comments:

Barbara said...

Kingdom Sampler is looking great, and I really enjoyed the sneak peek at your feline visitor - there's something so peaceful about a sleeping cat, isn't there?

Have a wonderful 4th of July!!

Tracy Baby said...

Hope your enjoying your long weekend, all your recent finishes look wonderful ,I'm really going to have to start stitching faster as I've seen so many lovely pieces I'd like to stitch myself lol.What a peaceful sight to wake up to ,my cats don't stand for any intruders.

Heather said...

Kingdom Sampler looks great. That sleeping kitty looks just like my Sandy.

Have a great 4th of July :)

Sue said...

Your Kingdom Sampler looks great. I love the pic of the visiting kitty. Have great holiday.

Red said...

I think you have a new friend :-)

bunnyhead said...

Aw! That looks like my cat. And my cat has a habit of sleeping on my neighbor's front/back porch as well.

AnneS said...

Your dragon is looking good, and your big tree was worth the effort ;) Your kitty visitor looks soooooo cute sleeping there - I want to climb into the piccie and give him a cuddle :D

deletethisaccount said...

Awwww what a beautiful little kitty! and it's so nice to know that there is someone else out there that doesn't chase away animals!
Love the Kingdom Sampler too! it's looking really nice :) That one has to go on my to do list!

lena-lou said...

Just to wish you Happy Independence Day..hope you have a nice day!!

Joanie said...

Kingdom Sampler is beautiful as well as all your finishes. I love the kitty pic, do you think you have a new friend? Kitty looks quite at home!

Nicole said...

That tree did take forever! I sure do like the half stitches part :)

tkdchick said...

Wow I haven't been here in awhile but kingdom sampler isn't taking you long!!

Your visitor looks quite at home!

Lelia said...

The Kingdom Sampler looks great!

Your visitor thanks you for your hospitality :D We had a Catw/kittens left on our driveway last July -- one kitten is still with us. She stays outside during the day & in our garage at night. Our two indoor cats don't mess with her.