Monday, April 16, 2012

Rough Day Cat

I finished "Rough Day" cat this morning and I really like how it turned out! I realized this morning that this one only took me about a month to do.  I don't know if that should be considered a long time, but I think the amount of time spent on it was reasonable. I posted pictures, once again, of  "Creation" cat and "Control" cat, so you can see all three pictures that I was paid for. I will deliver the cats to Jan on Thursday. She will frame them in the near future. She is very excited. I have been showing her the projects, periodically, so she has been seeing them "come to life", so to speak.

I am showing a bigger picture of "Rough Day" cat than the other two because I have posted the other two completed already. I guess I was just wanting you to see all three together. I am very happy with the way all three turned out.

Now I can get back to the elephant, and start the roses and "Life's Little Tangles" (my HAED). I am very excited about all three of these projects. I am taking time, every day to stitch a little bit, even if it is only an hour. Those hours add up and make progress! Next blog will show progress on one or more of these projects, I am not sure which ones, but I believe the elephant will be one for sure! I don't know how many projects I want going at once, but I also have a project picked out for my great-nephew that was born in January, Khaleb. My niece said she wanted something in the theme of Noah's Ark. I got a Noah's Ark book and have something picked out with a giraffe. If I remember right that was what she really wanted, the Noah giraffe. I will probably try and talk to her again before I start that project, just so I know I have it right.

On Easter I was contacted by Dan, the husband of the woman I was working with. She will be released from the nursing home at the end of this week. They want me to come back. Of course I will.

We need me to work, even if it is just a little bit, to help take care of things like the car breaking down, which it STILL isn't working right and the credit card that went on the high side of the limit because of all the car repairs. When we have a little bit of cash built up we will take he car to the dealer and see if they can figure it out. We cannot really get rid of it, even though part of us wants to, because we have a loan against the car. That is another thing we want to pay off fast and so if I am working, that is more possible.
This parrot bookmark was the one I received from Kelly in our exchange of bookmarks in my yahoo group. I sent her a bookmark that was a hot air balloon ans said "Reading Always Carries Me Away". It wasn't the one I had originally picked out, and I had actually finished everything except the backstitching on the original one, but it disappeared. The day after the election I realized the bookmark was no longer in my stitching bag. Jack and I even contacted the fire station where I was an Election Judge. They looked everywhere as did I, so I suspect someone saw it and snagged it. The original bookmark was pink flowers in a blue and white container.

I asked my doctor if  I could come in this week to do a blood draw so we could make sue my med level is right. I also said, again, how much I wanted to be put back on my original meds. They are telling me that I can have my blood drawn next week and they will talk with me when I see them in May about my being put back on the original medicine. I am so very frustrated with this doctor! I tell you, if it wasn't for my stitching to help keep me calm, I'd be going nuts for sure. The doctor seems to think that the seizures I have had are stress related. Well, they are not helping the stress, by ignoring me!

Maybe I'll have better news next time, on this subject

I need to be signing off for now. Take care everyone!


  1. Rough Day came out gorgeous. I think that one is my favorite of the three. The bookmark is beautiful.

  2. Congrats on your finish, Lyn. They all look good. Nice exchange, too.

  3. Nice exchange.
    I love the cat, and I don't think a month is a long time at all.

  4. Well done on finishing Rough Day. Glad that you will be returning to work. We all need something to help us de-stress I am glad stitching really helps me

  5. Beautiful finish! You've done a wonderful job on them. that was a lovely exchange. I hope all your med issues get solved quickly. I know how frustrating that can be, I've been trying to convince my hubby to switch over to seeing my doctor as I believe his have become jaded and uncaring. Whenever he goes in they try to get him to do a sleep study and the remedy for whatever ails him is to exercise. ~Hugs~

  6. Congratulations on the finish and I am glad you like the bookmark.

  7. Hello

    Just joined your lovely blog.

    Your cat finishes are great!

    The bookmark is beautiful.

    Good luck with your meds.
    Happy stitching!

  8. Your cat finishes are great! So sad about your lost bookmark. Hopefully it will turn up.

  9. I love all the cats. They are so cute. Hope the doctor get his act together.

  10. The cats are great. Looking forward to seeing the new starts.

  11. Beautiful stitching, Lyn.
    Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
    Hugs, Sandy

  12. Lyn your stitching is beautiful and I love the attitude shown by the cat in Rough Day. I would also like to nominate you for the Liebster Award which you can find the details for on my blog which is

  13. Rough Days is beautiful. Congrats on your finish.

  14. your cat stitching is cute. I really like the book mark it is awesome the colors are so bright. is that pattern a freebie?

    Angie :)