Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Surplus of Starts and a Cat Named Vinny

Lately it has been a surplus of starts instead of a flurry of finishes. I can't seem to sit still long enough to make much progress on anything. I've actually been doing quite a bit of reading. I find it a much better escape from the realities of life right now.

Here is a small finish - I won't tell you how long it took me to stitch it. :)

I will probably put it in a little frame and stick it in my bathroom. That room is rather barren, as I tend to neglect decorating it. :) I have made several new starts recently. Heartstring Samplery's Never Let You Go and Land of the Free by Willow Hill Samplings. I would like to make a little more progress before showing pictures.

On to the second part of this post -

This poor cat has had such a rough life. First someone found him on the streets and took him in only to leave him behind when they decided to move, run away - who knows. He was taken in by someone else and eventually brought into the veterinary practice where my daughter works. I'm not sure how my daughter ended up with him, and I'm a little hazy on how he came to live with me. But here he is. His name when he arrived on my doorstep was Ash, but that seemed too close to another word, so I renamed him Vinny. That is what I call him when I'm happy with him. :) He meows incessantly, and has just about driven me crazy. I've never had a cat that is as needy as he is. My husband says he is a square peg in a round hole. So true! Here he is giving me some mouth when I told him to stop chasing my girls (cats that is)

I prefer him in a more mellow mood - assisting me when I read

I am determined that this is his last stop. I've committed to taking care of him and I may be committed someday because of it. :)

I would like to thank everyone who has sent inquiring emails. You don't know how much they have meant to me. I'm trying to get back on track with my commenting and still hoping to be more frequent with my posting. I would also like to thank my followers old and new. It is so amazing to me that I still get people who find my blog follow worthy. :) I still don't know how to address no-reply bloggers, so I will say thank you to all of you now. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to leave me a comment!

P.S. For those who have let me know they are Pittsburgh Penguin fans - although I am a Flyer's fan at heart, I have been known to root for the Penguins on occasion. Unless they are playing the Flyers. :)

Take care everyone and happy stitching!