Friday, May 31, 2013

A Belated WIPocalypse...

First and foremost, I must thank you all for your very kind words in regard to my son. They were wonderful and very much appreciated. He has finished and officially graduates June 4th. We are looking forward to it and also excited to see what his Senior honors night holds for him. I still can't believe we are here at this point. There were many a day that I thought I would snatch myself bald! 

Now on to my belated WIPocalypse, I didn't post last month but I am pleased to say I had two finishes. Of course, they were not on the original list but additions instead.  Now for this month, I don't have any finishes but a couple of new starts. Again new additions to the list. 

The first is ES Spot Motif Sampler by Of Female Worth. It is an oop sampler that another stitcher kindly loaned me. Below is my start. I love it, it has a lot of red in it and is quite colorful. It is being stitched with Weeks Dye threads on 32 count Irish Cream. 

Next up, is Kitty Cat Row by Bent Creek. I have become the cat lady-LOL  I happened to see 
a finish on the Stitches and Spice website in Australia with a Dinky Dye silk conversion. I loved it! What I didn't love was the price of the silks from there to me!  So, I enlarged the picture and went through the Dinky Dyes pictures on 123Stitch and came up with a conversion that appeared to be close. You can't tell it very much by the picture below, but you will as I stitch the other cats. Theirs was also done on a pink or rose color linen, however I chose  32 count PTP Earthern. The Dinky Dyes silks have been a pure pleasure to stitch with! (Please forgive my wrinkles)

Now, the reason why I have become the cat lady is that I have a new cat! She makes number 5 and for now my cat family is complete. Her name is Kensi and she is a rescue cat that I got from a local shelter called Hotel for Dogs and Cats. She is a tortie or tortoiseshell cat and is about 6 months old.  She is very hard to take a good picture of, as she is still a little skittish. However, she is finally coming around! If you are an NCIS fan, you will notice that she is named after SA Kensi Blye on NCIS: LA. Yes, I am that obessed! LOL

Anyway, if you have made it to the end here,  thank you!  Thanks for your continued visit and kind words! Be blessed my friends!



Catherine said...

Great stitches and such a beautiful kitty!!

Minnie said...

Love the new starts and the kitty is adorable.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your two WIPs look great, and Kensi is gorgeous. I love that you qualified your cat family being complete with "for now"!

Brigitte said...

New starts are just as important as finishes, lol. And your new porjects look very promising!

Scattered Threads said...

Love the "snatch myself bald!" part of this post. LOL.
I can relate.
Love the colors in you new start piece. Nice!
Ok cat lady…Nice pic of the cat and I love the earthen fabby. It can work on anything.

Looking forward to seeing your progress.


Sally said...

Lovely new starts Sharon. Love the colours in the first one.

What a sweet kitty.

Mylene said...

A very cute finish and good start on the new project.

Karoline said...

Great new starts & Kensi is very cute