Thursday, 25 July 2013

Stitching and garden

I decided to have a few days off from studying so the children both helped clean the house from top to bottom over the course of a couple of days.  Their reward for that was an extra hour on the laptop or Wii Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with an ice cream off the van when it came round. I obviously just did it for fun!! Well actually, I rewarded myself with 3 hours of stitching time.  As my next new start will be Spring Fling Faerie, I thought I should show Sweet Pea a little love.  So this is where she is with an extra 3 hours work on her.  Now I love this design, but to me she doesn't look like a sweet pea.  She actually reminds me of a Cancan Pansy.  Can you see what I mean? All those ruffles just look like a pansy.

Nora Corbett - Sweet Pea
Cancan Pansy from TMseeds.com
I have to admit to having been pleasantly surprised at how different the colours were in the actual stitched piece to the photo on the front of the chart.

I have also been out and got a few shots of the garden which is looking brilliant at the moment.










Wow! 2 updates in the same week - bet you are really shocked.

And finally...is this REALLY what a suave, sophisticated feline should be doing?



That tummy was just begging to be tickled...and it was!  In case you can't work it out.  He is laying on the right hand side of a 3 seater sofa with his head resting on the arm like it's a pillow.

10 comments:

stitcheranon said...

Lovely pics...love the cat, very cool. We can see who rules the roost there!

Meari said...

Beautiful flowers!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your flowers are all so beautiful! What a sweet kitty. The Sweet Pea stitching is so pretty.

Linda said...

Sweet Pea is gorgeous Sharon. Your flowers all are so pretty. I absolutely love the kitty pics. You should enter them in a contest.

Linda

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on Sweet Pea. Beautiful flowers. Love the pictures of your cat, he looks very comfy.

Mii Stitch said...

Your cat definitely knows how to relax!!

Melissa said...

Sweet Pea is looking good! I love this pixie, and I hope to stitch her next year. I can see what you mean about her looking like a pansy though. Your garden flowers are gorgeous :)

Terri said...

Sweet Pea is gorgeous! Love the colors! And I really love all the flowers in your garden! Thanks for sharing!

Silly cat! :-)

Shirlee said...

Love all the photos! Your cat is a hoot : )

Annette-California said...

Lovely stitching and great progress!
love Annette