Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Paradigm Lost Update

Here is my weekly update of my progress on Paradigm Lost. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite pieces ever stitched. Although some of the medallions are very large and have a lot of detail, there seems to always be an opportunity to take a break from one and do something small for a change :-)
And, here is my "million dollar kitty," aka Angus. I took this photo of him yesterday. I was at my computer and he jumped up on Mike's rolltop desk and walked across to mine (we have the desks back to back). I caught him peeking at me while I was on the computer. Apparently he had just finished eating. Note the filthy face and bit of kibble caught in his e-collar. This is a bit of a common sight with him lately - and he is none too thrilled when you approach him with Kleenex or a damp cloth to clean that face up!

As for Gig, still sulking and not eating well - Mike put him in isolation in one of the spare bedrooms to see if he will relax. I force fed him little bits of cat food tonight. I figured out that the sudden diet change and change in type of kitty litter all at once when Angus got home a little over a week ago really put the kitties in a tailspin. Gig is by far our most neurotic cat, and thus an episode of colitis. He also had one a year ago when we simply moved his litter box from the first floor to our newly finished basement!

New DVD Release Tuesday! Got The Illusionist (sounds so cool!), and a few days ago picked up Snakes on a Plane - wasn't going to, but if Bren likes it, it must be good ;-)

Stitched on today: Paradigm Lost

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Poor Angus looks so pitiful but will be better soon I hope. CJ

Zohrah said...

I was laughing myself silly when Angus pic came up after the Paradigm Lost. He looks really funny walking around with the funnel, I'm sure.

I used to have a cat with the funnel once. He jumps from our 5th storey flat. Landed not too badly only broke his right hind legs which needed surgery.

Imagine the whole family was in panic and 2 cabs to bring him to the Vet after midnight.

After the vet and treatment. Few days after the funnel removal, he jumps out again but this time...I have to bury him.

Anonymous said...

PL is fab, your progress is great, I'd like to stitch this one day. I love that photo, that's one seriously miffed cat. It is good that he is up and jumping around the furniture though :)

KarenV said...

Awww - poor Angus! He does look grumpy with that collar on ;) Hope Gig is feeling better soon too.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, he's not too thrilled, is he?!! His little bit of kibble is adorable though, heheh. (Sorry Angus, I shouldn't laugh when your poorly. My bad)

PL just gets better every time I see it. I'm being strong and not adding it to my stash.........yet..........until I catch up with some more of what I already have....but I'm weakening, lol.

Anonymous said...

Paradigm Lost is coming out really pretty, great job!

Aww poor Angus, LOL love the photo. When does his cone come off?

Snakes on a plane is a good movie. And the ending is a shocker. Let us know what you think when you watch it.

Anonymous said...

PL looks fantastic! And poor Angus! He looks so pitiful.

Barbara said...

Oh what a face!!! You've just gotta love it!I hope Gig feels better soon.

Anonymous said...

Angus just looks so sad. Give him a big hug from me (if he'll let you get close).

I'd been meaning to ask you if you'd gotten Snakes on a Plane. It's a pretty fun time. Crank came out yesterday and that is the movie I want to get/see. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Angus looks really mad!!! He hates that ring around his neck...you can sure tell!LOL!!

Please tell Mike that I got my Julia's last night and I love them! Thank you!

Your PL is just so lovely....

Anonymous said...

Its great to work on a piece that you are enjoying so much. Makes me want to start it too! But I'm having fun right now with Mystery X.

Love the new pic of Angus!

ollie1976 said...

Angus just looks so sad....

Jen

Anonymous said...

Poor Angus he does look sorry for himself. Glad to hear he continues to improve.

PL is looking gorgeous, great progress

Anonymous said...

Paradigm Lost is coming right along. I had to laugh at the pititful face on your cat LOL

lauren said...

Poor Angus! He looks so annoyed! Paradigm Lost is looking lovely!

Anonymous said...

What a time you and the kitties are having! Hope you are all doing better today. :)

As always, your stitching is a bright spot in my day, Carol!

Anonymous said...

LOL great picture of Angus!!

Your Paradigm Lost looks great!

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Angus looks very cross and miserable - I hope he feels better soon!

I'm loving Paradigm Lost - it is a beautiful piece :)

Anonymous said...

Paradigm Lost is stunning!
Poor Angus doesn't look very happy. (I wouldn't either if I had such a thing around my neck!)
Hope your cats feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

The kitty picture is priceless...I'm telling you, you could win an award with that one!!!! LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

Awww bless he looks kinda cute lol. PL looks fantastic Carol

Hugs xxxxx

Barb said...

Your piece is coming well. Poor Angus though, he does not look happy at all. Hope Gig gets to feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Poor Angus .. gotta love kitty with 'tude :) I love PL!

stitcherw said...

PL is looking great, you certainly are making headway. Poor Angus, he does not look like a happy guy. I hope both he a Gig feel better soon.
Sue

Susan said...

What a beautiful piece (PL). I've not seen this one before, but I'm a big fan of quakers, so this one may make its way into my stash!

Stitching Mama said...

Your cats are too cute! He does not look happy in this one... LOL!!