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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Mermaid , cakes and cats.

First off , Happy 4th July to my US friends , hope you have a great celebration.

 Yesterday saw me finally starting my next Heaven and Earth cross stitch design. I have chosen to do QS Rosita , and she will eventually look like this

  This is where I am at the moment , after a couple of hours yesterday and about the same so far today . I think I have done roughly 600 stitches , hey , only another forty seven  and a half thousand more to go. This is my biggest ever project so far in my stitching life , and I am a little scared of not completing it. But, with all the other charts now in my stash , I'd better !
  At the moment, I'm leaving my chart next to the stitching area , so I don't have to look at that big expanse of empty fabric .
  See, puny .
  Before I sat down to stitch today , I was busy in the kitchen . The kids' school is having a Coronation Fayre tomorrow, and each class is doing a stall. My daughters' class is having a cake stall , so I volunteered to make some cakes for them .
  Frosted cupcakes and chocolate crispy cakes. I do not know any kid that doesn't like crispy cakes,
  My boy has been a little clingy lately, if I'm in any room for any length of time , he is there with me . He lay in the kitchen while I was cake making , and when I sat down to stitch , he decided I had to stay put for a while.
  You can just see Finley laying on the carpet , but Fraser had to lie on me and hug my leg. Gotta love the boys .

Thanks for dropping by ,


Tracey said...

Good for you... just keep movin' along! Such pretty colours to work with. Love the yummy treats, too :)

cucki said...

Aww yummy :)
Cute kitty and sweet stitching
Big hugs x

stitcheranon said...

Chocolate crispy cakes are the best!!! I love your new project: there is one HAED that I like but I darent look that far ahead...it could take me centuries to do lol. Love the cat...very cute.

Barb said...

Thanks for the Happy 4th greeting. Ours will be better because a good friend from the UK is coming for dinner. Things sure change in 237 years!

Stitching Noni said...

Great start :) A little bit every day and those stitches will soon appear on the fabric and disappear from the chart :)
Great baking... Now I could just go for one of those cakes right now.... Oh sweet kitty! One of my boys is a bit like that at the moment... Funny how they go through stages like this :)

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous new start Cath. She is going to be beautiful. Love Rice Crispie cakes. Gorgeous photos of your boy.

Lonneke said...

Great start on Rosita! Hannah Lynn's designs are a lot of fun to stitch. And sure you will finish her.
Love your boys too! So cute.

Shirlee said...

Finley is adorable!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great start on your HEAD

Wendy said...

wow, with that much stitching done in just a few hours, you'll have her done before you know it!

Julie said...

Big fan of the Krispy cakes here. Such a jazzy coloured project, you've done loads.
Awww dresser is adorable!

Melanie said...

Very nice start! Love the vibrancy of the blues.
What a love bug of a kitty. :)

Bekca said...

Little by little is the way with such big projects, I've no doubt you'll get this one finished :) Thank you for sharing such cute pictures of your kitty!
Best wishes.

Vicky L said...

Great start in your mermaid! She is beautiful. The cats are adorable.

Sally said...

Lovely new start Cath. Just keep soldiering on with it and you'll have it finished before you know it!

Oooh those buns and crispies look delicious!

♥ Nia said...

Another cutie coming to life :D Nice start!! :)

Parsley said...

A great start. I don't know that I would have the patience to do those designs but I love seeing them stitched up.