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Saturday, June 11, 2011

A finish and progres on a new piece

     I finished the Meerkat ~ Mere Cat piece earlier today.  And I got a lot done on Cattitude.  I'm hoping all my supplies get here before I finish Cattitude, lol.  Anyways, photos of meerkat here, and photo of Cattitude here.  If you want to see what Cattitude will look like, you can go here.  I'm so pleased with how the meerkat came out.  It was a difficult stitch what with all the brown (UGH!!!) and fractionals.  I really enjoyed the kitten part.  LOL, the meerkat took me weeks to complete, and the kitten took three days!!!  I'm really enjoying Cattitude too.  It's been a quick stitch so far.  I put in about fifty or so stitches on the border of the meerkat to finish it up, and lo and behold, I'm already at least a hundred stitches into Cattitude today.  Probably cause I have company.
     A friend of mine has come to stay for a week.  She brought with her the teeniest dog I've ever seen.  He's two pounds, and smaller than YD is, lol.  She hasn't decided what to do with him yet.  At first, she stalked him, but now she just looks at him with her head cocked to the side, lol.  It's so funny.  I'll try to get a pic of them together, but I don't know if I can.  He's scared of her, she's scared of him...  It's gonna be an interesting week.
     Tomorrow we're gonna go to Hobby Lobby and pick out the frame for Meerkat ~ Mere Cat and get floss.  I'm glad she's gonna be with me as I can have her read color numbers and I'll get them and put them in the basket.  Yay, less work for me.  Or maybe just easier work for me, lol.  Then maybe a trip to the grocery store.  After that, who knows.  I think we're just gonna hang and talk and stitch and laugh at the dog and cat!!!  Boring, but she's a bit fragile and I'm having a rough time now too.  Football season will be here soon, and so I'm really missing my dad.  He was the only local friend I had who likes football.  He and I talked after every game.  We talked draft picks, and signings and training camp.  So I've been missing that outlet quite a bit.
     We'll see if I get behind on my emails and blogs while she's here, lol.  I'll probably spend a lot of time stitching and chatting (and very little time reading) so I'll have a struggle to keep up.  But if I get a little behind, I guess it's no big deal.  It's only a week after all!!!  I hope you're all having a good night!!  Hopefully, I'll blog again soon with lots more progress!!

21 comments:

Gabi said...

meercat looks great. Congrats with the finish.
The cattitude is for above Yes Dear's sleeping place?...lol

Christine said...

Great finish!

SoCal Debbie said...

It's great to have friends around! Have a good visit this week. Meercat/mere cat is adorable. You're off to a great start on Cattitude!

Margaret said...

Love your Meer Cat finish! And the new Cattitude piece -- so cute! Nice progress!

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the finish! I love this pattern and I love meerkats. Unfortunately none of my on-line stores carries these kits.

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Gabi. I could, lol. I don't know where I'm gonna put it yet. Maybe above the desk, lol. Thanks Christine. Yes, it is Debbie. I've really been looking forward to it. LOL, I told her she had to come see me and get away from her life for a few days, and she said okay. Then she called me up a couple of days ago, and said, "I'm planning to leave at about ten AM tomorrow, so I'll be at your house around six PM," and it was like, wow, that's quick!! Thanks Margaret. That's smoking needles for me! I don't usually get so many stitches in a day. Thanks Evalina. I know there are a few stores that carry it. Are you in the UK? I know there's at least one ONS in the UK that sells it.

Nancy said...

Meercat finish is so cute! Hope you have a great week with your friend! Hope Yes Dear and your friend's little doggie figure each other out! Yes Dear is probably thinking "That's the strangest looking kitten I have ever seen" lol!

Tama said...

Aw, that is a REALLY cute finish! I like the border.
Hope you have lots of fun with your friend - and kitty learns to get along a bit with the doggie :D

Sally said...

Your meerkat is brilliant! It looks so lifelike. Nice start on the Cattitudes piece too.

Have a great week with your friend :)

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Nancy. LOL, Yes Dear doesn't really like other animals, but at least she's not hissing and howling at him. She was raised for her first year with a dog owner who got a cat so her dog would have company during the day and ignored her the rest of the time. When I got her, she knew how to fetch. No cuddles, no batting toys around, no toys!!! She had a dog's squeaky toy, and that is it. So maybe she remembers dog, and that's why she's not too nasty to him. Thanks Tama. I thought the bsing for the border was boring. Of course, now I have to get a custom frame made, but I don't mind that!!! So far, we're having a ball! Thanks Sally. It only looks so lifelike because of the fractionals. They give him a better line than if I used full stitches! I'm really liking Cattitude. It's gonna be so cute!!

merumo said...

Cute finish! It will be fun picking up a frame to go with.

Andie said...

Hi Julie its lovely to "meet" you :D Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Your Meercat mere cat is really cute :D I see we have at least 2 Chatelaine wants in common :D Hope your having a great time with your friend!

Anne said...

The meercat is cute! I really like this design. Makes me smile!

leanne said...

Hello Julie, I wanted to say thanks personally for looking at my Blog and following. Dave is proving to be more of a hit than I imagined!! I am now however the cross stitch groupie as they seem to be the only Blogs I trawl through! Shame the only cross stitch I did at school looked better from the back! lol. Keep up the good work I think its very clever. Leanne and of course hugs from Dave

Joysze said...

Awww, meet at is adorable... love the kitten by him too. Looking forward to seeing more of Cattitude. :D

Stitching Noni said...

I love the meerkat - mere cat design it is so sweet, and your finish is great, Well done!

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mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Meurmo. We picked a nice wooden frame. It's got a pattern to it, but I don't know how to describe it. Nice match colorwise, though. Thanks Andie. I love to meet new people, lol. I told myself I would hold myself to five Chats. I have one in progress, so that means I can buy four more. We'll see if I can stick to it, lol. We are having a good time! Thanks Anne. I think he's adorable too. Hi Leanne. {waves} You never know what's gonna be a hit with people. My first one didn't look so hot either. They look a lot better after practice, lol. Maybe you should try again, and see if you get a better result after practice!!! Thanks Joysze, I'm so pleased with the way it turned out!! Cattitude has been going well too. I'll be posting an update soon!!! Thanks Noni. I can't believe how fast I got the kitten done compared to the meerkat!! He took forever (several weeks, at least) and the kitten took just a few days!

Pumpkin said...

Meercat is adorable! Congrats on the finish :o)

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Pumpkin. He's cuter in person, lol.

Vickie said...

Meercat is so cute! Have fun with your friend!

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks Vickie. I sure did. I love Rosa to death!!!