Mar 13, 2014

The end is near

Finally!  What a difference the outline is making.  I'm trying to imagine it as a bag with a scalloped top trimmed in brown wool.  I considered a wallet type finish using the horse part as the flap instead of the back.  I love the design as a whole and don't want to hide those posies and berries in a folded piece so...........probably a pouch of some sort.  Being so tired of this piece and all the split linen threads, I'm not sure it will be sewn into anything for a while.  But if I don't do it now, it won't get done.  Either way, you won't have to look at this l...o...n....g project for much longer.  It is pretty though!  Certainly not a sampler and I doubt if I will ever stitch another piece that is not. 
 
 
More snow and ice Wednesday night and I have to go to Ohio for another leg mapping this morning.  EVLA again next week and then I am switching to another doctor.  It's a long story.   And I'm really ticked off.
Another reason to look forward to spring and warmer weather is this little girl.  A less than five pound magician.  Get out!!! 
Squeak is sneezing and has runny eyes which is not good.  I can't get an antibiotic for him without them seeing him which is impossible.  Getting the meds into him would be also.  My brother will try contacting the lady he worked with before for strays and see what she suggests.
Stay safe.
Thanks for visiting.

26 comments:

Margaret said...

Beautiful! It's just gorgeous! You are doing an amazing job reproducing this! Oh dear on the sneezing and all. That is not good. I hope the lady has some advice on what to do with the furry sick one.

Katrina said...

Completely gorgeous!!!!! I've been watching your progress and I am just in love. Is there any chance you will publish some sort of chart for this?????

Bummer on the issues with your doctor!!!! Hope you can figure out something for your kitty too.

jacquie morris said...

Absolutely stunning... its simply marvelous I really love how the outline has brought all the stitching out. The colors used are beautiful... yes OK I like this one!
Your cat is adorable how its perched on the arm of your chair.

Vickie said...

Great job with the horses Marly.
Poor Squeek. I hope it does not spread to the rest of the gang. Prayers said for you and your family.

Penny said...

Oh my... it is just gorgeous!! What a wonderful piece!
Hope it warms up soon so the kitties can go out.. and that something can be done to help Squeak. Good luck to you with your leg issues and changing doctors.

Jacqueline said...

It might have been a long journey but the end destination is beautiful. You do great work. Thanks for taking us along.

Sandra Sullivan said...

I agree with you. I would not cover up one stitch of that beautiful piece. Make it into a bag and hang it proudly!
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Angie said...

You sure have a good eye with color, Marly! Enjoyed watching your progress even if it was painful. Hope poor Squeak is well soon.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, wow!!!! love it, so beautiful. Job well done!!! Hope all goes well with the Doc, Blessings Francine.

Cindy's Stitching said...

I really like the colors. Doctors bahhh, I hope the next one is better.

C. M. Designs said...

Your work is beautiful.. The white outline makes such a difference. I really enjoy seeing any stitching that you do.
May I recommend Gerber chicken baby food to get the meds in the sweet kitty.. That is how I did it with sick kitties that I've had.. They licked the meds in the baby food right off of a spoon. That's if you can get close enough OR you could try putting the baby food/mashed pill on a plate. I hope this will work if you can get something for Squeak.
I hope you can find a new doctor that will be just what you need. I'm really upset with the women in my doctor's office right now..
Stay warm and cozy.. This weather has got to change to "better" really quickly.
Charlotte in Virginia

Carol said...

This just keeps looking better and better, Marly. The care you've taken in selecting the threads really paid off :)

We only got a dusting of snow here last night, but those howling winds were crazy! I'm off to Ohio today, too, but for a funeral visitation... Good luck with the doctor--hope you can find another you like better...

~Narita said...

I'm loving your stitching, Marly.
Several of my kitties are sneezing and having runny nose and eyes, also. Its just a virus they pass around each other, so I think an antibiotic would only weaken his immune system and not help anyway.
Antibiotics only work with infections and it doesn't sound like an infection. Also, when you do need an antibiotic, they offer a shot now that will last for the duration, like 2 weeks or so and you never have to administer the medicine (after they give the shot) So much better for everyone! lol

Melissa said...

I just adore that sampler! The colours are just gorgeous. I will stand behind Katrina's question of whether you will publish a chart for this! That would be awesome!

Take care!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What an absolutely beautiful piece, Marly and I agree, it shouldn't be folded. What a shame it would be to have parts unseen.
Hope the doc visit goes well!

Von said...

I'm stunned at the gorgeous color combos in this project. Love!!

backporchcarver said...

All you frustrations and changing colours really paid off, this is totally beautiful. I really like the big leaf in the middle now and the outining just makes everything pop! Good luck with your sick kitty, its such a worry when they get sick and even worse when you can't handle them.

Lanie said...

Ooohh, Marly ... I love it! You may be tired of working on this but I am not tired of seeing your progress!!! Fab.u.lous!!! Can't wait for the finish!

moosecraft said...

This stitchery is simply gorgeous! What a difference the outline made... everything pops!
It's times like these when you wish cats could talk (or at least understand what you're saying) so they know you're trying to HELP not hurt them...

Vanessa said...

If it is any help, we had an emaciated stray show up several years ago with a cough, runny nose and watery infected eyes. Our vet told us that it was probably viral and that he would get over it on his own, and as far as the eyes, she said that cat eyes are very tricky and the safest thing to do is to rinse the eyes with saline solution. If the cat is wild, good luck with that, but saline did the trick with our guy.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly, You already know how much I love your double horses :) About the kitty, I do know that if yo could get him to the vet they not have an antibiotic shot that stays in their system two weeks. Since that is impossible, I would think that if you called your vet and explained the situation that you absolutely cannot get him in, maybe they would give you some liquid amoxicillin, get a syringe from them and you could just squirt it into his mouth.
Melinda

Peggy Lee said...

Love this design and what you have done with it. The color of the linen is perfect.
Your kitty caption is hilarious. I hope you are able to fix Squeak. Poor guy.
I hope the doctor switcheroo is a good thing.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

The design is really strikingly beautiful. Love the way the colors pop. Hope you have help for squeaky, poor baby. Just hope the kitty is not contagious to the others.

Pam in IL said...

Wow Two Horses is looking great!

I hope the lady will be able to help with the sick kitty.

Sorry to hear about the medical issues and doctor change. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Your 2 Horses is beautiful!! So many of us would love to stitch it, but we know that it is not possIble.
Do you have a Feral Cat Coalition type group in your area? They would be a great resource. FYI they also have programs to spay and neuter strays and return them to their loving caretakers. Mouse

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

See if you can get some Lincosin (a tetracycline) for your kitty! It is much more effective than Amoxicillin! I have seen it save lives of the barn cats where my daughter kept her horse.
V

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