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Monday, November 23, 2009

The Cat Is Exiled ...

I was sitting in my living room watching TV the other day and heard a cat playing around in my bedroom. I thought it was one cat chasing and playing with another. I was wrong!

I went into my room to find the craftstor tote I keep my in progress stitching in upside down on the floor and the ziploc bag that contains the quilt square I've been working on is also on the floor. The bag has been torn up and the piece of stitching has also been torn up. I was only 10 stitches or so from finishing it and the cat tore it apart! The aida is all torn up, threads pulled out and shredded and my cat was happily chewing on the edge! I swear I saw red! I had to walk away because I was so angry and I wanted to just kill the cat. Instead I threw him outside and there he will stay.

I've been busting my butt to re-stitch the square and am now halfway through it. I feel so angry at the cat and so upset with myself because now it is late. I'm hoping I can finish it today, wash it tonight, press it tomorrow and get it in the mail tomorrow or Wednesday.

Think a jury would convict me if I killed that nefarious feline?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Prayers Needed!

A young mom named Anissa has had a stroke. Please send her good wishes, say a prayer or whatever it is you personally do to wish someone well!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Did some stitching

Woot I finally felt well enough to get some stitching done. I feel bad because the square I am working on was supposed to be mailed on Friday but due to being sick all week I didn't finish it in time. I should be able to get it into the mail on Tuesday. I can't show a picture because it is supposed to be a surprise, but I'm pretty sure the recipient doesn't read my blog so when its done I'll put a pic up.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Screwed up already

I finally got some sleep yesterday and of course missed posting for the 5th. And since it is 5 past midnight where I am, I just mised for the 6th. Guess I'm not very good at the daily blogging thing.

Stitching update: I picked up my needle today and started the second square. I am really hoping she likes it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NaBloMoPo and Second Secret Stitching Square

The month of November is NaBloMoPo Basically it requires that you post in your blog every day for the month of November. I wanted to give it a try as it should be interesting.

I finally managed to pick a pattern for the second secret stitching square I signed up to make. I had to ask for a bit more information about the person the square is for and found out that she likes blackwork embroidery. So I looked through all my blackwork patterns and found one that just made something inside me jump up and yell "Stitch that one!!". So I printed the pattern out and started stitching it. I chose two shades of DMC floss that are blue-green (she likes blue and green), 3850 and 3851. This piece is a mix of cross stitch and blackwork and shows the colors off beautifully. The blackwork section will be done in black, though I may try using the variegated thread that I have which has paler shades of blue-greens on it just to see how it looks. Since I do not know if the recipient reads my blog or not I can't post pictures. The thought just crossed my mind that I can post a small corner of the piece to show the colors and it won't give away the pattern thus spoiling the surprise. I'll try to do that tomorrow then. I'm really looking forward to stitching this piece. I enjoy stitching blackwork and I love the colors I chose.

As with the other square, I will be thinking good thoughts and praying for the recpient as I stitch. Historicaly women said prayers when they cross stitched and the pieces were used for churches. I've heard people say that when they receive an item that was stitched (knitted and crochet counts too) with the stitcher praying or thinking good thoughts and intentions for the recipient that the piece exuded feelings of warmth and comfort and love. I hope that the recipient of both of these squares as part of a final object will get those feelings from the piece.

Monday, November 2, 2009

An Award!!

A while back I was given an award for my blog. Ally, of Ally's Stitching Life, gave me this award back in July. Me, being the goof ball that I am, did not realize that I was on the list of recipients until September when I started re-reading old posts in blogs that I really enjoy. Until then I had assumed that "Missy" was another Missy, not me. When I realized it was me I was so excited as well as surprised as heck! I sent an email to Ally apologizing for not noticing before and thanking her for the award.

Ally, thank you again! I really appreciate it and I am sorry it has taken me so long to post about it.

Due to depression settling in again, I hadn't gotten around to posting it on the blog. But finally I have remembered and here it is!

The award says .."This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."

I find it so hard to choose just a few blogs out of the many wonderful blogs that I read. Buthe award has to go to eight other bloggers, so here are my eight:

  1. Living With Brittle Asthma

These are all blogs that I have enjoyed for quite some time and that have touched me in positive ways. I am very grateful that these people have chosen to blog and that I have had the wonderful opportunity to read their blogs and thus "meet" these people. Thank you all!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Small Piece of Stitching

I did a small piece. This is done with DMC 550, a dark purple. The picture is blurred and since I already mailed the piece to where it is going, I can't get a better one. Sorry about that. I hope the recipient likes it. As far as I know she doesn't read my blog so I figure it will be safe to post the square. This square will become part of a quilt that is being made for a friend.