Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Cat's Life

My cat is strange. She does not like the hot summer months at all. Nor does she like the sounds of Summer including the predominance of barking dogs and laughing children, the roar of the air conditioner or the drone of the electric fan. She really doesn't like the heat either and won't sit on my lap for any length of time during the Summer months. However,  she will still spend a substantial amount of time lounging upstairs in the hottest part of the house. I don't understand this behavior. I guess I just don't think like a cat. I don't ever want to be in the hottest part of the house. Set me up with a glass of Riesling in front of the strongest fan in the house with my feet up and my head back and I'm a happy camper!

When Ruby does sleep downstairs she has taken over the chair where I display a lot of my cross stitched pillows. In fact, she has claimed the lovely pillow that I received in an exchange from Tina C .In fact,  she loves to rest her tiny head on top of the pillow, thereby depositing a fair amount of her wispy black and white fur on the lovely stitching...sigh...

Here she is in all her glory...Miss Ruby...depositing all her cat hair on my pillows. Thank goodness for lint rolls! She is an amazing cat though..one of the smartest and most talkative cats I've ever had. She knows she is not allowed to go outside, so the other day when I came home with groceries I didn't make sure the screen door latched properly. I busied myself in the kitchen putting items away when I heard Ruby in the other room meowing pitifully. It was a completely different mewing sound then her normal meow so I went to investigate. She was nodding to the open door and meowing successively. She looked at me and then nudged the screen door slightly. She knew that this was a no-no and intent on telling me that the door was open--and that I needed to fix it!

Anyways, on the stitching front I have been busy! I have put Miss Snow down temporarily to work on the tea exchange. As I mentioned I designed my own pattern and am now stitching furiously to get it done as soon as possible. I can't show a pic of it yet but its coming along nicely!

I can show a pic of the completed section of Lizzie Kate's Very Scary Mystery sampler. I had a blast with this design and am anxiously awaiting the next release of part 2! The little motifs are so cute and it stitched up quickly! I love the color of the linen which is Weeks Dye Works 35ct Tin Roof. The colors of the floss work so nicely together with the hue of the fabric.

Apologies for the shadow on the left side. I must stop taking pics during the nighttime hours. I will see if I can retake this picture and replace it with a better one. For now this will give you an idea of what it looks like.









One more project to show you; I have updates on my pen and ink drawing. I have not spent a lot of time on it lately which vexes me. I wanted to get this picture done, along with one other this Summer because I will be starting classes again in the Fall: consequently I will not get much creative work done. I should have started the painting by now. I do have some days off of work coming up so my strategy is to get the painitng done and perhaps a drawing started for the 3rd-- and final house in the Salem series. Wish me luck!




Again, not the best of pics because of the shadows. I must retake these photos!  Anyhow, thank you for reading my blog and leaving such lovely comments!  Next post I will be sharing some photos of a doll I commissioned from a friend of mine. She turned out wonderfully!

Brightest Blessings!

Beth B.

11 comments:

  1. First, I've fallen in love with your black and white, smart Ruby!

    Second, you are a very gifted/talented person who has to be discovered!

    Third, Lizzie Kate's Very Scary Mystery sampler is coming along wonderfully!

    PS: Above issues were not written just for making compliments or for blah blah! They expressed its writer's sincere thoughts!!!

    Wish you a great weekend :))

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    1. Thank you Nurdan! She is a cutie. I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world--not even chocolate! And I have made note of the issue with your old blog and will erase that off my blog list later on today!

      Brightest Blessings!

      BethB.

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  2. PS : Elizabeth, NurdanKanber's Workshop Blog has closed due to the virus infection! I noticed that, in your blog list, it is still remaining.
    Please take that blog out of your list!

    My new blog http//:nurdanishere.blogspot.com is alive and I am communicating through the new address!

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  3. Hello

    I'm a new follower of your blog.
    Your kitty is adorable!

    Your stitching is lovely and the pen and ink drawing is amazing!
    Have a good week.

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    1. Welcome Belle! So nice to have you reading my blog. I am very excited because I love new visitors! Hopefully I will have more progress on the drawing soon!

      Brightest Blessings!

      Beth

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  4. Your Lizzie Kate is looking great Beth and your ink drawing is wonderful.
    Your cute kitty also has lovely pillows around her there. Have a nice week.

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  5. Hi Elaine!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. It's readers like you that keep all us stitcher's motivated!

    Brightest Blessings!

    Beth B.

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  6. I love seeing updates of your work. You are so talented!

    By the way, I've nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award: http://ditzydruid.com/2012/07/23/one-lovely-blog-award/. Don't feel obligated to do the seven things about you and such. I just wanted you to know I enjoy your blog. :)

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  7. Nice work and what a smart kitty you have!

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  8. Hello

    This is my first visit to your blog.

    Your stitching is lovely.
    Gorgeous cat too.

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  9. Hi Beth,hope you are both well,you cat is adorable,it probably likes the cushion because it can smell my two on it lol

    Your drawings are fab,you are so talented

    Take care
    Tina xx

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