Thursday, October 20, 2011

F is for....

F is for flirting, flirting with a finish. I don't know why I always underestimate how long it will take me to finish something. I'm not the fastest stitcher to begin with and I seem to be easily distracted. I won't name the sampler I'm talking about, it's just the one I seem to have been working on forever. No more pictures of it until it is done. I won't work on it exclusively, because I need to feel the accomplishment of finishing something every once in awhile. No worries though, I'm still in love with it and will finish it.
F is for fire, the fingertips on my right(stitching)hand felt like they were on fire after stupidly grabbing a hot iron. Not a lot of anything got done for a few days after that.
F is for fifty, turning fifty a week ago. I always have trouble moving into a new decade. :)

I knew it probably meant being eligible for some new medical test, and I was right. How about a virtual colonoscopy, I will have to think that one over for awhile.
F is for finish, although not the one I had hoped for, a finish is a finish.

Give Thanks Sampler by With thy Needle & Thread
F is for feisty, that is Hobbs. I love this little cat more than I can tell you. She came to live with me four years ago. My daughter was working on a horse farm at the time, and found her in the field, a field full of horses. I was supposed to watch her over the weekend while my daughter went away, my birthday weekend. :) She was so tiny, she fit in the palm of my hand. I bottle fed her and wiped her little behind and after the weekend was over I knew she wasn't leaving. Actually, as soon as I opened the carrier door and she wobbled out, I knew she wasn't leaving. It was love at first sight. She can be very affectionate at times, but for the most part she is pretty feisty. She will still hiss and spit at you if you try to thwart some endeavor of hers. There isn't much thwarting going on though, she is spoiled and gets away with absolutely everything. Lately, she has been laying on the love seat beside me at night while I stitch. She seems to be content with the closeness without all of the lovey dovey stuff. :)

My husband thinks she is getting mellow with age, I certainly hope not because her feistiness is one of the things I love most about her.
Finally, F is for Fuzzypants. Angel Fuzzypants so nicknamed because she looked as if she was wearing a pair of fuzzy pants. She was a loner for many years, content to stay in the basement. About three or four years ago, she decided that she was going to be more sociable. She was suddenly a sweet and lovable cat without many of the vices common to most cats. She died a few weeks ago, after being part of our family for nineteen years. I sobbed my eyes out for days, and I still miss her companionship.

Don't worry, I promise that this won't become a blog about my cats. :)
I really want to thank everyone again for all of the kind words and encouragement about my husband's pending job loss. We are figuring things out and making plans. We will survive it just like many other people have, and good things may actually come out of all of this.


BrendaS said...

Happy Belated Birthday Penny!

Love your Autumn finish!

Cute pics of your kitties too:))

Parsley said...

Happy belated bday! Love the stitching.

Please...don't let your blog be ONLY stitching. I LOVE people 'keeping it real' and sharing their FURBABIES! :-D

Margaret said...

Happy belated birthday! (We're the same age! :D) Love your finish. Love all your F's too. And your kitties -- they're great too! I love seeing other people's fur babies. :D

Lois said...

Happy belated birthday Penny. Love your finish! Loved reading about your kitties, sorry to hear that one is no longer with you after all those years. Hope those burnt fingers feel better soon. Now that is painful!

Siobhan said...

Awww, I'm so sorry to hear about your Fussypants. Big hugs--I know how hard that is, having some feline babies waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. Your Hobbs is adorable! Duffy is like that--happy to sit with me on the love seat, no need to be touching, content to just be next to me. When he does snuggle up against me, that makes the cuddling all that more special. :)

Congratulation on the finish!! I can relate to the 'would it just be over with' WIP. You love it and are glad to be working on it but seriously, enough already!! It's nice to have seasonal designs to supplement the stitching. It's hard to blog when you're showing the same thing all the time! I love the With Thy Needle & Thread autumnal designs.

Happy belated birthday!

cucki said...

happy belated birthday dear penny :)
its me cucki..thank you so much for following my blog..i am so happy..
i am your new follower and friend now..
i love your autumn finish so is my fav season..
very lovely pictures of your sweet kitties..
hugs for you xxx

diamondc said...

Penny: I am so sorry for your loss I had Verne the Cat for 19 years I called him my second husband he slept on my tummy every night it was hard to get used to him not being around, Happy Birthday to you I would sing but the neighbors always complain and I just cannot have the cops stopping by I already have one in the house.
Thank-you for joining my blog, I have joined yours also.

Kathy Ellen said...

Happy Birthday! It is always a sweet thing, having one of our "momentous birthdays", isn't it, but every day is such a very special gift, for sure!

Love your beautiful Thanksgiving Sampler!

Crossing in Stitches!

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday. Thanks for being a new follower.

Lynn said...

Happy Belated Birthday Penny! Your Thanksgiving sampler finish is gorgeous!
Love the pics of your fur babies. I'm so sorry to hear about Fuzzy Pants. We lost our beloved Finnigan 2 yrs ago and I miss him dearly.

Danielle said...

Love your finish. Your cats are very cute! Sorry to hear of the one passing.

Joy said...

I love the letter "F", goodreads and your sampler! Fifty is nothing...wait till you hit 60;) Happy Belated!

Joy said...

I love the letter "F", goodreads and your sampler! Fifty is nothing...wait till you hit 60;) Happy Belated!

P.J. said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Your kitties are also adorable! Love your stitch work on Give Thanks! Nice colors.

Ranae said...

I'm sorry to hear the loss of your miss angel fuzzypants
I love your autumn finish
Happy belated Birthday!!!

AlessandraLace said...

Happy belated birthday Penny. I love your finished embroidery. I love your cats too. hugs

CATHI said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! You have stitched wonderful designs, your last finish is F like fantastic! :o) And Happy belated Birthday!

Best wishes


Astrid's dragon said...

F is for... fabulous friends! You're making new ones here, fantastic!