Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Just Nan cube sides

Here are a couple more pics of the cute little cube.

I decided not to use seed beads and added crystals instead.
Pink ones would have been better for the pink flower, but I didn't have any and I was too impatient to wait!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Just Nan's Miss Kitty

Here is the center of my Miss Kitty's pin cube.

I worked all day yesterday on it.

I even started putting it together!
(p.s. yes, those are specialty kitty fibers on it that I didn't see until now)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Angel and Romeo

Remember my little sweet kitten?
She grew up.
She's here with her Uncle Romeo.

When Angel arrived, the other kitties were NOT pleased. Except for Romeo.
She was so tiny, almost fit in the palm of my hand. She was so tiny she couldn't even get into the kitty bed. Or the litter box...

Can you imagine?
How could Sadie be so cranky over such a little thing?
Sadie was the worst.
Probably because Sadie was the boss.

Romeo was the youngest.
Romeo is the only cat I've EVER EVER EVER had that was

N O C T U R N A L.

sigh. What a challenge he was to live with.
Truly a wild thing! We called him "The White Tiger." (Those few of you that play World of Warcraft will understand the name. lol)

Anyway, long story short, Romeo taught her how to be
Romeo is also the only cat I've ever had that makes sounds almost all the time. They are sounds like  "Hmmmm? Hmmm?"--that go up the scale. And then he jumps down, he makes the "Hmmm!!!" sound. Its hilarious. (like a female tennis player, serving, sort of grunt)

Romeo taught Angel to make those sounds, too.
OMG, so precious.

He also taught her to be wild and free and how to pester the other kitties. And how to chase after poor Annabelle (who I think will get a new,  pretty pink collar today with spikes on it, to protect her poor neck)

We have one of those really tall kitty tree stands in our bedroom. (Seems there must be invisible writing on it that says "Only for Angel & Romeo!"
It is so fun to watch them on it.  They climb up the side from the floor to the top and swing around the post...  They will jump down from the top to the bed, a good 5 feet!

They play together so well. As you can see in the picture, they truly love each other. (so I guess I did need another cat...)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sampler Guild piece update

I have been so lax at posting...
This has got to be the busiest set of months I've had in my whole life!

I decided this is the year I am going to learn new things and have new experiences. Gosh, have I... So much so that I've not taken an update picture in weeks and weeks. In fact, these pictures I am showing you now, are totally outdated. lol   The bottom one is closer to the truth. Though I've since stitched the border around both sides and have completed the alphabet.

As you can see from the earlier picture, I changed the navy blue flowers into periwinkle Forget-Me-Nots. Plus I may have changed that center border a bit, as well...

I hope you're all enjoying your stitching. I can't wait to get back to mine (I've been really enjoying stitching Just Nan's Miss Kitty cube--a gift from my friend, Vilma) ty Vilma!!! (We are stitching them together)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Just Nan Miss Kitty's Cube

I swear... Pictures just never do our stitching justice!
This is stitched on the prettiest mauveish pink 32 ct linen with sparkly Rainbow Gallery braid (you KNOW how I just HAVE to add the sparkle touch!!!!!)

My friend, Vilma surprised me with it. The plan is that we are both going to stitch it.

I wonder how much Vilma's done so far. Yesterday was my birthday and I didn't get dressed until 4 p.m. LOL but as you can see, I did a lot. haha