Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bordeaux Sampler Update & Some Fabrics Still For Sale

It is really helping to have Wednesday evenings reserved for Bordeaux Sampler. Before Anne and I decided to do that, this sampler just was not making any progress at my end. Now I am getting some good stuff done... finished those over one grapes above the baskets, what a relief! (I aplogize for what appears to be one of my long hairs on the fabric in the photo - geesh!)

I still have some hand-dyed fabrics left, so before I either put them on ebay or tuck them aside for a while, I figured I would show them again - PayPal preferred (if out of the US, PayPal required) - postage is low, we can work that out once you contact me :-)
Top Row:
Silkweaver Solo 32 ct Belfast Linen, 26” x 36”, $30
Silkweaver Dolphin Island (disc color) 32 ct Belfast Linen, 18” x18”, $15
Bottom Row:
Sugar Maple Fabrics Gnome 28 ct Jubilee, 18” x 27”, $20
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I spoke with my mother for a bit on the phone today - yep, there is a new kitty planned! My niece has a friend whose cat just had kittens two days before Mom lost Pookie. Two of the kittens are silver tabby males. Mom asked Nicole to choose which one would be good for her. We talked about the joy of having two kitties, as they keep each other company. My mom is 69 and very active - she is an artist who teaches watercolor painting and is active socially. We talked about how two kittens might be a good idea. She says she already told Nicole that if there are any problems with finding homes for all of the kittens, she would take two - I hope so!! She sounds excited. The kitten(s) will not arrive until May, so this gives her the good mourning period for Pookie as well.
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Monique - St. Reatham is Long Dog Samplers' new release :-)
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My template refuses to break up paragraphs when I publish with the "new" Blogger - pretty silly, really....
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Stitched on today: Started a gift, and Bordeaux Sampler


20 comments:

toni said...

Yeah kitties!! Some days when I am being a bad mother I wonder why I didn't just have kittens instead.

Sam said...

Oooh, I am looking forward to seeing photos of the kitties!! :o) I love kittens. You're making great progress on Bordeaux Sampler too.

Rowyn said...

Two kitties is a fan-kitty-tastic idea! It's good for them to have another little warm body to curl up against, and a playmate with as much energy as them. I can't wait to see photos!

Barbara said...

Oh, I would LOVE to have two kitties at once. I did, long ago, and they kept each other such good company when I wasn't home. Not to mention that it's double the fun!

BS looks fabulous. :)

Hazel said...

Oh your bordeaux is looking fab! Glad that your mum is getting a kitten or two. Will do her a lot of good and its so exciting waiting for them to be ready.

cathymk said...

I love how Bordeaux is progressing. Those chaps look very jolly squishing the grapes.

I hope your mom finds a pair of wonderful new companions. Look forward to seeing pics when they arrive.

stitcherw said...

Nice progress on Bordeaux. Glad you're getting to the end of the grapes, as I remember you mentioned that the over one on them, and how many of them there were, was getting a little tiring. You seem to get so much done with your rotation, one of these days I really need to think about starting one.

I hope your mom goes with the two kittens, two really aren't any more work than one, and they really are such company for each other. Plus they are so cute to watch playing together.
Sue

Jenn said...

BS looks so pretty on that fabric. Yeah kitties. I hope your mom is able to get two.

Isabelle said...

Woohoo! Great news about the cat(s) :)
Funny, Violette used to live with 7 other cats and a dog before we adopted her, but now she just won't let a cat near her. We tried with our sister's kitten and it was awful! Very nasty. I guess she's got used to being the star around here ;)

Bordeaux Sampler is coming along very nicely :)

Karen's Blog said...

Great news on the new kitties Carol. I can't wait to see a photo. Great work on Bordeaux Sampler!!!

Wendy said...

How exciting for your Mum - 2 new kittens sound wonderful for her. Its so interesting to read that she is a watercolour artist. I bet you have some gorgeous paintings on display from her.

Vonna said...

Well Hurray for your Mom finding some kitties :)
Your BS is looking spectacular!

Julie said...

Carol, I'll take the two silkweavers. Do you have a paypal?

Julie

Michelle said...

Glad your mom is thinking about another kitty (or two). She sounds like a really neat lady. Bordeaux is growing by leaps and bounds (or grapes). It looks fantastic. I can't get mine to do paragraph spacing either, which annoys me to no end. The only way I've found to fix it is to make the spacing in the actual html version of the post. Dang thing!

Lauren said...

I'm glad your mom is getting a new kitty - or two! They're great company, aren't they?

Bordeaux is looking lovely as usual... those grapes make me want a nice glass of wine!

Barbeeque4 said...

Hi Carol,
I have admired your stitching for quite a while and Bordeaux is lovely!!! I would be interested in the sugar maple fabric, would you consider a MO for payment?

BBQ

Karoline said...

OK sounds like Kitten maths at work here LOL. Bordeaux Sampler is looking gorgeous, great progress

BeckySC said...

Bordeaux Sampler is looking fabulous, Carol!

Carolyn said...

Bordeaux Sample is looking quite nice. And I hope your Mom does decide on getting two babies - two (or more!!) is always better than one. :)

tkdchick said...

Wow that is really coming along since the last time I checked in!