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Friday, 21 June 2013

Birthday Cuddles.

Yesterday was the boys' 3rd birthday ,and for the first time in ages , they were snuggled up together,
 Finley didn't really get a choice in the matter , though. Fraser just climbed on him and that was it.
  Fraser spent most of the day suffering with a tummy ache , so maybe that's why he felt the need of a brotherly hug . I only feel a little bit sorry for him , as it was probably self inflicted. He has a terrible habit of eating things that he really shouldn't .
  Luckily , he felt better by tea time and was able to enjoy his saucer of chicken as a birthday treat. The kids insist we have to celebrate ,lol.
  I have managed a few sessions of working on Butterflies over the last couple of weeks . Probably around ten hours give or take . This is where I'm at now .
I've spent about four hours on it today , and though I know I've done quite a bit, it feels like not a lot to show for it . There are lots of odd single stitches and fiddly bits now I'm on the last leg .
 There is no organisation in the stitching any more , I just choose a symbol and try and do all of the stitches in that colour . Of course ,as soon as I start the next colour , I find one or two that I missed previously ,lol.
 Still hoping for a finish soon though.

 If anyone has stitched LHNs' Needleworker chart and no longer wants to keep it , I am interested in buying/trading for it . I love the chart but am not keen on CC threads so would want to choose my own.
 Also looking for LK Promise Me , but will probably buy that anyway as I want to stitch one each for my kids .
 Thanks for dropping by ,


cucki said...

Aww sweet cuddles..happy birthday :)
Sweet stitching.
Big hugs x

Jules said...

I love seeing when animals cuddle together. It's so sweet! Happy Birthday to the fur-babies!! I celebrate my cats' birthdays too (which happen to be on the same date - 2 years apart).

Jan Gartlan said...

Such a pretty stitchery. Your cats are adorable

Barb said...

The kitties are so cute! Sorry, I have neither chart so I can't help.

Mouse said...

awwwwww soooo cute :)

well done on the stitching front ... I have started on my Needleworker chart .... :)
and have got promise me too but kitted up not started ...lol
love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

Sweet boys.. happy birthday to them. The look very content.
Great stitching progress!

Marilyn said...

Such pretty kitties!
Great progress on Butterflies, it's gorgeous.

Shirlee said...

Such adorable kitties! Great stitching!

Barb said...

Hi Cath, Oh you are so lucky to have not one but 2 cats. We had 2 some years ago and it is so cute when they snuggle up together.We also had 2 golden retrievers at the time . We now have Ollie also a goldie but he hates cats so have to make do with a grandcat at our sons. Great progress with the butterflies. Sorry cannot help with the charts not got either.
Hope you get lucky.

Peggy Lee said...

Beautiful stitching. I too usually keep no rhyme or reason to my stitching technique. It will get me in trouble sometimes though...I lose my place and like you, find stitches I have missed. A hi-lighter helps me keep my place.
Have a lovely weekend.
Oh...your kitties are SO DARN SWEET!!!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

your butterfly piece looks lovely - its always so sweet to watch animals cuddle - hope you find your LHN chart - Amanda

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to your furry boys, big headscratchy rubs from me and Midge.

Sorry cant help with the charts, hope someone else can.

Great stitching, thats coming on a treat.

Dawn said...

Your Kitties look just like our cat cobalt. He always cuddles with me-- makes my hubby and son jealous because him never come to them. I keep on telling them "you can have him!!"
Photo-- http://dawnmlc.deviantart.com/art/Cobalt-380094651

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday to them. :)

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday to the boys. Great pictures. Gorgeous progress on your HAED it looks beautiful.

Bekca said...

Such lovely pictures of your kitties! We always used to celebrate Christmas with my cat and give him some leftover turkey :) I'm afraid I don't own either chart, but I hope you find them soon.
Best wishes.

Lynn said...

The boys are so cute!! Clarisse has had a bad habit lately of eating everything she finds. Her tummy has been protesting too.
I would gladly have given you my chart but immediately after I finished stitching it a friend requested it and I haven't seen it since. I hope you're able to find a copy.