Jan 2, 2013

Oh Susannah! What a cat race!

Hello people.  In response to emails about not being able to locate Sophia Waters, you can contact  RandR's website Dyeing To Stitch here.  The gracious Ann informed me that the chart is still available, just scroll down and click "contact us".  You may want to hold off until you see my new dazzling dozen.  They are all marking samplers without a lot of fuss and that seems to be what many readers prefer.   
The photo I took with all her wrinkles wasn't great, so I pressed and here she is a little more youthful,  posing with Susannah French.  Very similar in errors and misalignment, pretty darn primitive. I hesitated on Sue many times and thought she was a very small piece based on the chart's photo.

To my surprise, she works out to around 14" x 8" on 26/28 linen which is what I'm using.  Another coarse and heavy weave that will be left unframed.   Neither of these has specialty stitches, just cross, and incomplete or misplaced cross.  Menocross.
Today was a long day of riding along with my husband to my sister's appointment outside of Pittsburgh.  I am white knuckled and avoid as much time on the road as possible, but thought I would tag along since he was nice enough to take her.  Our doctor offices here obviously don't do their jobs or research, as she did not qualify for the treatment they sent her to.  Wasted trip.  But we came home to garlic sausage and tortellini/olive/pepper salad which certainly would bring anyone's taste buds back to life.  I kept trying to do that with cake, and although a pleasant exercise, didn't work as well.  My cough sounds like a goose stuck in a fog horn, but I'm starting to feel better.
On to the cat race.



Gentlemen, take your places.








It's Nitzy on the far side....












and Bud's closing in.








Hold everything!

An off track skirmish develops.









Bud!  Go to the time out area!
Nitzy!  Hold your position!












At the finish, it looks like Nitzy wins by a tree!  Sorry Bud, you're nosing out from behind the tree but didn't make the finish line.
  




Poor old man Bud.  I think the loser deserves an indoor massage.
Next race - Thursday afternoon, weather permitting.
No advance ticket sales since cats can't be trusted and are never on time.

The boys thank you for your interest in the cat track.  Tomorrow I hope to get busy on the floss box and I have injections lined up for Friday so I may be back Saturday with progress.

Thanks for visiting!

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24 comments:

P.J. said...

I love the cat races!! Thanks for sharing. I have a Basset trail in our yard, as her legs a too short to tromp through anything over six inches. But not as interesting as the cat races...hahaha. Very cool.

Rugs and Pugs said...

You find the coolest samplers to stitch! When I stitch (which is pretty rare) I prefer Xs and nothing else.
Hugs :)
Lauren

gloriahanaway said...

The cat race is so funny! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face today! Happy New Year and God bless you and yours.

Deb on the Cumberland Plateau said...

Love the cat track! Thanks for the laugh, it was much needed. As usual, your stitchery is inspiring!

Barb said...

Very good samplers! I'm still working on France F thanks to your old header and ebay! Fun cat race!

Anonymous said...

hi. i don't sew, nor do i know anything about it. i subscribe to your blog because of your outdoor pictures and your kitties. love their antics. :)

Solstitches said...

The cat race commentary is hysterical Marly. You always make me laugh :)
Love the new sampler start. I have to say I'm loving these marking samplers you find.
Margaret

Chris said...

So funny!! Silly cats!
The soup sounds amazing. Sorry that the trip to the DR. was frustrating.
Glad that you are feeling better!

moosecraft said...

lol! LOVE the cat races! I bet the snow was flyin'!

Evelyne said...

I love to see cats playing. My cats are also black and white.
I love your new sampler.


Evelyne

Margaret said...

lol on the cat races! It's great to see them enjoying themselves. Nice new start too. Sorry about the wasted trip -- what is it with doctors? Geez! Hope that cough goes away soon.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

HA love it! beautiful cats!!

Vickie said...

Love those cat races!
I passed along your styrofoam cooler idea to my mom. I will have to see if they set one up. They have a stray mom cat with her two young kittens living in their falling down garage.

MJ Hunt said...

Just now seeing your blogs about Sophia. I stitched her years ago and she is still one of my favorites (framed with barn siding). She started out so good but then probably began hating every moment of it till the finish. Probably as I would have at her age. Can email a pic if you want. MJ Hunt Quincy IL

Sherry said...

Love marking samplers with NO fuss and NO specialty stitches! Last order I made was all Christmas. Now I need to make a marking sampler order! I love the new word -- Menostitch! lol. It will be a part of my vocabulary now!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Marly, I love the cat race. So funny! Miss Shelby seems to be quite smitten with the snow too. Silly dog!

pj said...

Marly, love the cats!!! Darling....and thanks for sharing for a smile. AND, why are you holding out the 12 on us...we want to see them!

Happy New Year and the best to you in 2013~

pj from iowa

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Marly! Are you taking bets on the cat races??? Ahhh...we too have made the trips to nowhere for doc appointments....then the doctors staff in Pittsburgh looks at US like we have spinach growing out of our ears! Why do small town docs get so much misinformation? Beautiful stitching as usual...hope you feel better soon---Jan

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Ann is sending me a Sophia Waters as we speak. Yay! Love the prim look of of the new sampler too The menocross comment just kills me. lol....not to mention the cat race.

Siobhán said...

LOL about the cat races! I love your marking samplers. As always, I have grand plans to do a bunch of them, just haven't done them yet!

Gabi said...

Awww...your cats are adorable. Love the cats racing. At least they make the best out of the snow.
Hope you're feeling better soon :)

Gabi said...

Forgot completely to mention that I totally love your sampler.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

thank for the beautuful pictures !
bisous from France
marylin

Suzanne said...

Lovely new sampler!

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