Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Britty Kitty and weekend plans

Well I did it again, I couldn't resist starting something new. Actually I had a two part reason for this new one. First, I love the pattern, Brittercup patterns are so cute, and I really like the Britty Kitty ones. Second, since I've been hopping around so much on projects I feel like nothing is getting done, and I really wanted to be able to have a finish so.....here is what I finished last night.



This little guy was so cute, and he'll be so much fun peeking out from my bookshelf. This was a present earlier from my sister-in-law. She kitted it up for me, including making me the adorable little tuck pillow to put him in when I was finished. Tuck pillow projects are great, the finishing is so easy, tuck it in and you're done, can't beat that.

I'm getting really excited about the stitching getaway I'm going to this weekend. My local LNS (about an hour from me) is hosting a stitching weekend and so I'm going to hang out at the hotel and the shop from Fri. till Sun. morning and do nothing but stitch, chat, stitch, shop, stitch, munch, stitch, admire what everyone else is doing, and more stitching. I can't wait. The best part is my favorite stitching buddy, my sister-in-law, is going to be there too. I can't believe how lucky I am to have her, and they just moved even closer. Before they were about 5 hours away in Ohio (but at least that was closer than when they lived in Georgia or Calif.) but they just moved over to near Grand Rapids, only about an hour from me now. I'll get to see Kim, and my nephews and brother so much more. My folks (who live very close to me) are incredibly happy to be closer to them now as well. Hopefully Kim will be able to stay awake to stitch, since they have been so busy getting ready to move. In fact, the moving van loaded up yesterday and tomorrow will be at their new house at 8 am to unload. She'll spend the day unpacking, and then Fri. take off for our getaway (leaving my brother and nephews to work on the rest of the unpacking, how's that for timing?).

So far I haven't been able to decide what all I want to take with me to work on at the stitching retreat, but I still have tomorrow to decide on that. Actually, considering all the goodies I usually find at the shop, I could easily take no projects as I'm sure I'll pick up several new ones that I'd like to have and start while I'm there. At this point I'm leaning towards taking Snow Ho Ho and my little Santa Teddy Bear to work on, but we'll see.

11 Comments:

  • At 3:22 AM , Blogger Chiara said...

    Great finishing!!! It's a lovely pillow :o)
    hugs

     
  • At 7:29 AM , Blogger Lynn said...

    That kitty pillow is adorable!! I love it!! Very simple kitty and the fabric is perfect.
    You are going to have SO much fun this wknd!! I would LOVE to go on a getaway where all I did was stitch and knit w/o having to worry abt cooking or cleaning or anything housework related. HAVE FUN!

     
  • At 8:27 AM , Blogger Shell said...

    great finish,love the fabric.Enjoy you stitching getaway it is nice to have a stitching pal to share it with.

     
  • At 12:12 PM , Blogger Meari said...

    The kitty pillow is really cute. You are so lucky to have a SIL who is a stitching buddy! I’m jealous. ;-) I wish I had an LNS that held retreats and such. Alas… I’m all alone.

     
  • At 9:27 PM , Blogger Stitch or no stitch said...

    Kitty is so cute!! How sweet of your SIL to kit him up for you.
    Hope you had a great time on your getaway weekend. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
    Margaret

     
  • At 9:22 AM , Blogger Myrna said...

    Darling finish!!

    Soooo.... how was the weekend??? Did you just have a wonderful time? I had the weekend off, but, didn't get a chance to drive over! (Are they done with the highway work between Lansing and Flint yet?)

    Have a great day!!

     
  • At 5:51 PM , Blogger Lili said...

    These little cute projects are treats, and we all need treats! It is very beautifully finished too!
    The Ursula Michaels projects are very cute too... That's the problem with Xmas stitching: there are so many cute and lovely things, that you need to live a thousand lives at least!
    Take care!

     
  • At 10:54 PM , Blogger Katrina said...

    Hope your stitching retreat was lots of fun! your britty kitty pillow is so cute - and finished of so nicely too :)

     
  • At 9:30 PM , Blogger Dee said...

    Your kitty is adorable. I love the tuck pillow that was made for it.

     
  • At 5:28 AM , Blogger The Dragon said...

    This is really sweet Sue!

    The Cat exchange I have already kitted up ready to go (and it needs to be bigger than that unfortunately!)

    Tom Mouse (computer whizz) is a kit and here is a link to a pic of it!

    http://www.sewandso.co.uk/cgi-bin/find/db.cgi?db=zoom&uid=&Prod_Code=12106&ww=on&do=search_results

    The Dragon

     
  • At 4:59 PM , Blogger BlissxStitches said...

    Hi there! I saw your comment on dragonsteel's blog & just HAD to say hello. I think that you and I have a lot of things in common.
    So hello from Brisbane, Australia from me & Gypsy Cat.
    Bliss

     

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