Monday, July 14, 2014

Eliza Poole and Anne Wilson 1831

Hello everyone! I've been taking advantage of some calm time, and recently finished a few things, starting with the Eliza Poole Sampler by Stacy Nash Primitives.


I discovered Tina Woltman's designs on Facebook. They're small, simple, and I love them.


I actually began crocheting this blanket by Katie Hanken last summer. The size is just right for an old lady with hot flashes. :)


Thankfully, Lola is now down to insulin once a day. For her sake and mine, I'm really hoping that her numbers are good enough at her next visit to come completely off of it. Apparently, cats don't like diets any more than humans do. She greets me at the bedroom door in the morning, follows me through the house and has developed a voice after many years of silence. I have had to become very hard-hearted and learn to ignore her pitiful little face and frequent, vocal requests for food. :) Here are a couple of after-meal pictures.



I seem to have fallen very behind with my commenting. Issues with blogger and my email didn't help matters, so I'm still trying to get caught up little by little. I apologize if I have missed responding to any comments or emails. I really appreciate everyone's kind comments and want to welcome my new followers too. Thank you for visiting!

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful finishes! Love the crochet too. Hooray for Lola being down to one insulin a day. Hope she continues to get better.

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  2. Love all your work, you Boo Boo's pictures are adorable, we put our cat on a diet and give her food four times a day now instead of two, she thinks she is getting more food, it took a little time but now she is used to it,
    We used to give her a quarter cup in the morning and a quarter cup in the evening , we give her less food now but in smaller doses then before and less then the amount we gave her with two feedings she is losing weight.
    Good luck with your cat.

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  3. Like them both! I think I miss a lot not being a Facebooker. Guess even 4 leggers have trouble with diets.

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  4. I love both of your samplers, Penny, and I'm going to look for Tina on Facebook. Lola is adorable, I hope she continues to get better.

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  5. Beautiful samplers Penny!! Eliza is so darling and I've seen Tina on facebook too. Hope Lola will be okay. She seems to be happy there on that chair getting her fluff on your pretty blanket!!

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  6. Beautiful stitching! I love those Stacy Nash borders!! Congrats on getting Lola's numbers down, that is not easy!! Laura

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  7. I just love your stitching! It is lovely. I especially like Eliza. I think I will add her to my stash!

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  8. Your Sampler is really beautiful I love your stitch so much! Your kittens are so cute!

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  9. Beautiful finishes..I love the crochet too.
    Yayy for Lola being down to one insulin a day. Hope she get better really soon :)

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  10. Beautiful finishes! Hope Lola is feeling better. She is a real cutie!

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  11. Those are some lovely finishes! Your stitching is beautiful. I love the little crochet blanket too! The color is great :D

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  12. What cute little finishes!! Congratulations :)

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  13. Oh my...such lovely stitched handwork...and the crocheted blanket is perfect!
    I am delighted to hear that Lola's health is improving, and telling you stories throughout the day.
    Sending hugs to all ...
    Judy

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  14. Beautiful stitching finishes!! I love the color of your blanket--very pretty!

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  15. Lola is so pretty :) I love your finishes, congrats! The blanket looks lovely too.

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  16. Oh my, Penny, what lovely stitchy finishes you have created. BOth are very beautiful. Congratulations. And a wonderful crocheted little blanket.
    So good that Lola is getting better.

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  17. Very pretty finishes, Penny. Nice blankie! Poor fur baby, but good news about the better health -- and we understand about the diet. My Pixie will stand at my feet, looking pitiful, even when she's NOT hungry!

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  18. Such pretty, pretty finishes!! :)

    Good thoughts for Lola and her continuing good health!

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  19. Eliza Poole is such a nice sampler. Great job on the finish. And Anne Wilson is such a sweet little piece. I'm really developing a taste for prim!

    The crocheted blanket looks so nice on that sofa with your cute kitty. Hope she continues to improve.

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  20. ooOoo! Beautiful work. Yay for Lola.

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  21. Eliza Poole looks gorgeous and I love the blue of your crocheted blankie.

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  22. Wonderful finishes.

    So happy for Lola. Hope it continues to be good for her. She is so sweet.

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  23. What a sweet finish, Penny--I just love Stacy's designs. I have two of her Hollyberry Farms charts in my stash, but have yet to start them. I'm so glad you're finding some free time to stitch again this summer :)

    Love the shade of blue in your blanket--and, of course, the photos of our dear Lola. Glad she is responding well to the insulin and I hope she continues to improve...

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  24. Lola is sweet, such a pretty blanket you have made too.
    Great stitching finishes.... good to read you have been having some relaxing time with needle and thread.

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  25. Beautiful stitching, and kitty. :-)

    I'd love to find those designs you mentioned on facebook to give them a try...

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  26. Gorgeous finishes

    Lola kittie is a cutie, hope she continues to improve

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