Good day fellow stitchers. I hope your weekend is enjoyable and peaceful.
The early sun rays are breaking through....
the pinks are showing off,
the giants are showing their blue,
What a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful morning. Until the scream of Yellow Cat, Nit, and Missy in a brawl. Good grief. I think the cat is a stray that just wants food but unlike Squeak (who hasn't been here in almost a month), they will not tolerate him and vice versa. I don't know what to do. He is extremely skittish, and too smart for a trap. I think he would hurt himself if he was trapped, but my goofball Nitzy would probably be the one in it all the time.
As for stitching, nothing. Buying more charts and linen, but when I got to Sally's over one part, I pooped out. I think I may have to set her aside and do something small before the mojo takes a hike. I will definitely finish Sally, but if it's not the right time, I should switch to a small.
So I've been messing around with pieces that are not in their final pose yet. It would be easy if everything I did was framed but as you know, it's not. Originally I mentioned doing a side-sack (you know I love sacks) of Hannah Haines but ended up with a stuffed pillow. This is how I closed her on one end, just in case!
And here she is today. Took off the pin, pulled out the batting, added the leather. I can always go back to the pillow. Just like cutting down the button sampler from the larger size, I like to keep the options open and usually don't cut off all the excess linen. Glued? I've been able to open the seams even though it's permanent. Putting it in the freezer usually makes ungluing anything easier. Except wood. I like safety pins even though my life started out with a very unpleasant experience. I screamed and screamed all the way home from the hospital. Once there, opening my blanket revealed blood on the diaper. The nurse had gone deep through my skin with the pin. In those days of long ago, there was one large pin in the center and I had a little scar by my navel until I was an adult.
I wanted to show you how Truus from the Netherlands finished my Bold Heart. A tray - isn't this a great idea? She changed the color too. Thank you Truus!!
I'm going to sit outside with coffee for a while, trying to locate Nitzy who took off into the woods when I broke up the fight. Stupid tiny Missy jumped into the fray too. Someone will definitely be hurt and needing attention. I did after attempting to de-flea Nit. Which hand did he get? The arthritic one of course. That's an expensive little vial to waste, and I wish manufacturers would give people a break. Ridiculously expensive for people that take in strays and have many pets. They are miserable with fleas and ticks and owners can't afford that kind of money every month.
Thanks for the suggestions on OTC remedies for the stiffness and pain. As long as I can crush, chop, split, or chew a pill, I'll get it down.
Have a great week!
Thanks for visiting.