Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dec 28/10

These ornaments were given to the ladies who take my money at the parking garage where I work. The finish job is rather crappy as it was the night before Christmas Eve and I was tired beyond words as well as sick with a migraine. Hope you are having a lovely Holiday season!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dec 21/10

My living room at the moment. I sit nestled in with the black cat on the back of my neck and the white cat snuggled up beside me. Not the most comfortable way to sit and stitch sometimes, but it is hard to convince a madly purring Gabby that being all hunched over is not so comfortable for me. 

 Some more ornaments that have emerged from the mess above!
 If you look closely at the "Santa Claus" ornies, you can see the "Meow" ribbon that I used! My ribbon bucket is filled with random ribbon like that because I just never know when it might come in handy.

Now I am busy adding up exactly how many I need to finish as I may be one or two short. I have not mailed any yet so I may be stitching like a mad person on Boxing Day to get my gifts ready for overseas. Yeah, yeah, most people do that BEFORE Christmas but I am not known for that.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dec 19/10

The result of last night's efforts and a gratuitous cat picture all in one! Tree by Charlie Brown, ornaments by Vee and Gabby the cat! I forget the name of the designer, but I do remember that this design is called a postage design and is found in the 2010 JCS ornament edition.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dec 18/10

A week before Christmas and Santa's work shop, stitching and finishing division, has exploded in my living room. These four ornaments were finished last night despite my cats' best efforts to eat ribbon and snuggle in to me in ways that they were comfortable, but I was finding it hard to cut, sew and stuff!
On the other upside of my handiwork, I found the scissors that I lost a week ago while talking on the phone. I had searched all over the house because I had been wandering around with them in my hand. In the end, I found them in the couch when I was looking for a needle that I had dropped in there last night. I also painfully found 4 more needles that had been dropped in there long enough that they had a non-scrape-able layer of gunk on them so they went into the trash.

Next up is my darling Cooper the other day, desperate to get inside because her paws were cold. We have been having crazy weather here with lots of swings in the weather. One day it can be well above zero with several (150 or so) mm of rain and other days we get snow. It was not really cold out this day that the photo was taken. I think she was mad at me because I was laughing so hard at her that it was taking forever to take the photo before I let her in. Penelope is behind her and unfortunately I did not capture the bemused expression on her face as she watched Cooper at the door. The expression definitely said, "Lightweight!".

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dec 14/10

Proof that I have not fallen off the planet or stopped stitching:
The Dimension ornament series is complete, in duplicate. My photos of the entire series are not great so here is a little peek. Instead of making my owning cording because that is another thing I dislike doing, I chose to use a holiday themed ribbon that I found at Michael's one of the many times I have been there checking out their bargain bins. I had toyed with attaching snowflake embellishments and bells, but in the end thought that the ornaments were complete on their own.

I usually do not bother with a Christmas tree because I am usually lacking in the Christmas spirit after working amongst Christmas stuff since Hallowe'en and with 3 cats, a tree is a dicey activity. Well, during my vacation, I wandered into an Urban Outfitters in Boston. I was browsing away when I came across a display of Charlie Brown trees. The fact that I burst into laughter told me that I just HAD to buy one.

 So far it has survived, but I have dared to put it on the table that the cats use to access the window sill as you can see by the crazily hanging blinds. I have moved the tree back into the centre of the table a few times already.

Penelope can not bear to be left out of any activity in the house. Here is my house insurance policy that she thought required a little kitty creativity:
I no longer have idea what my policy number might be and I hope that if needed, my broker will be more than understanding when presented with this masterpiece.

Well, back to getting stuff done before heading into retail hell for the evening......