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:

Margaret said...

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

diamondc said...

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.

marly said...

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

Karen said...

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.

Anne said...

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!!

llknbillburg said...

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

Barb said...

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

Elisabetta said...

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

cucki said...

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

Krista said...

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

Sarah in Stitches said...

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

Mii Stitch said...

What cute little finishes!! Congratulations :)

Penelope's Beehive said...

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

Mary Ann said...

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

Angela P said...

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

Brigitte said...

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.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

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!

Melanie said...

Such pretty, pretty finishes!! :)

Good thoughts for Lola and her continuing good health!

Annie said...

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.

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Beautiful work. Yay for Lola.

Kaisievic said...

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

Sally said...

Wonderful finishes.

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

Carol said...

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!

Julie said...

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.

Parsley said...

Beautiful stitching, and kitty. :-)

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

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes

Lola kittie is a cutie, hope she continues to improve