All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John 1:3

Friday, May 13, 2016

Kitty Love

Hi friends! I have been doing alright. Basically dealing with 3's or 4's on the pain scale for the headache daily. So I was able to complete the stitching and finishing on my mom's birthday gift. Here it is.
The pattern is called Kitty Love. You can find it HERE. I check this site daily actually. They offer one free chart daily. After one day though, if you want that chart you must pay for it.
If you looked at  how the original cat is charted, you can see I did my own thing with colors. I stitched this one over one on 28ct white evenweave. I have a small stash of "Cutie" charts to pick from when I need a gift for my mom. Her cat, Cutie, is black with a bit of white. I chose this chart at the beginning of May when I was on the barbituates thinking this is a simple chart. I can do this. Well, yes. It is simple. It is not quick however. Not when you are doing it one over one on 28 ct. The pattern is 75x80. So on I plodded. And on. Boy that is a lot of red!! Isn't that a wonderful ribbon with the hearts? This was gifted to me by Nienke.
Now I did not get the crisp oval shape I wanted because I forgot to use interfacing and am not taking it apart and doing it again. I blame the forgetting on the headaches honestly.The wonderful thing is mom always, always enjoys and appreciates and displays my stitching. We will celebrate her birthday and a late Mother's Day Sunday at her home.

Saturday(tomorrow) we are attending Emerson's graduation. He has completed his schooling for carpentry AND.... he has a job!!!! He begins Tuesday! He will be working for the premiere builder of luxury custom lake homes in southeastern Wisconsin. They have four carpenters. Now a fifth. Kind of. He will be more of a gopher for a while. He will drive the company pickup truck and run to the mill, run to the hardware store, etc. He will also do small amounts finish carpentry work. You have to start at the bottom. ;) This is just an amazing opportunity for Emerson. If you could see these homes! They are multi-million dollar homes. He is excited to learn some amazing skills. We are so happy for him and proud.

I got Mabel groomed! Yay me! Yay Brian! He paid to have Murphy groomed. I think my head may have imploded if I attempted Murphy with this headache. Two poodles down, one to go. Henry the screamer. Oh boy! o_0

I have begun the June Snowflower Diaries SAL. Isn't it cool? So neat!

Thank you for stopping in tonight. I am so glad you did. You encourage me so much with your comments.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.Romans 8:18

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



33 comments:

Barb said...

What a lovely gift for your Mom. I enjoy stitching for people who appreciate the time and effort it takes. Congratulations to Emerson! I am glad your headaches at least are down a bit and you can enjoy your family.

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finish Vickie. I'm glad the headaches are easing up some.

Linds

Robin in Virginia said...

First, congratulations and best wishes to Emerson! I bet it will be a wonderful opportunity for him to learn the various aspects of the carpentry trade in this job. Glad to hear the headache pain has lessened some. What a sweet kitty finish you created for your Mom! Enjoy your weekend, Vickie!

Bea said...

Congratulations to Emerson! That is an amazing opportunity. Love the gift for your mom (me! like cats! really! LOL) and it's extra nice that she appreciates what goes into your stitching. I'm glad the headaches are down to 3 or 4, but still praying for 0.

Von said...

Kitty Love is really cute!
Congrats to Emerson on completing his studies and getting a job!
Have a good weekend!

Lesley said...

That is a lovely gift Vickie,for your mom.
After pain off the scale a 3 to 4 must seem mild! Hoping to see a zero on your blog very soon.

Lesley said...

...and congratulations to your son on completing his schooling for carpentary and his new job,no wonder you are so proud of him:)

Andrea said...

A beautiful gift for your Mum. Well done to Emerson too. Hoping your headaches continue to diminish.

KimM said...

What a beautiful gift for your mom. She'll love it! And congrats to Emerson! Everyone starts at the bottom and works their way up....I'm sure he'll rise quickly. There's nothing like a talented carpenter. I have a lot of respect for their skills. Glad to hear the pain level is diminishing.
xxx

marly said...

Happy birthday to your mom. I can't do over one without a headache so I can't begin to imagine. Congrats to your son. Excellent opportunity!

Varla Lee said...

Oh! Is so lovely! Sometimes i wonder...where you find all this time for stitch a lot of beautiful things (????) Hehehehe! Hugs.

Angela said...

What a cute Kitty finish!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love the cute kitty. I agree, that expanse of red over one is not a quick and easy stitch though!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Congratulations to your son Vickie, it's so good to hear of a young person being given the chance to extend his skills and learn such an age old craft. I wish him well.

Judy said...

What a great verse in Romans to focus on. I love that verse when the going gets tough. How exciting for Emerson. So glad your pain level is staying much lower now.

Margaret said...

Awww, Mabel looks so pretty! I'm so glad Bryan got Murphy to the groomers -- whew! Glad also that the headaches aren't horrible, although I do pray they get even better than this. I want you feeling wonderful, not just 3 and 4. Prayers for you. Love your mom's gift! So so cute! I love what you did with it! Congratulations to Emerson! I'm so thrilled for him that he got that job! Woohoo! He will learn great things and become a full fledged carpenter in the group in no time!

Manuela said...

Wonderful finish and a lovely gift for your Mom.
Have a nice sunday, Manuela

Lumiruusu said...

The Kitty with a heart for your Mum is darling cute ! well done again stitching over one !!

De borduurvrouw said...

Your little Kitty ornament is lovely, I realy like it and think your mother will also. It is so nice to stitch for someone who appreaciates your stitching. Love the pattern also! Smart to collect a database of cross stitch patterns with your mom's cat.
Thank you for the link with the freebee, I didn't know it and will check it regulary. Do you also celebrate Pentecost this weekend? In my country we do.
Hope your headaches won't become worse than this. Love and greets, Nienke

Julie said...

Wishing your son well in his new career.
A cute gift for your mum

Carolien said...

Three times congratulations to you: on your mother's birthday, your lovely finish and last but not least because Emerson has such good and promising news!!! Please congratulate him and wish him luck!!!

Have a nice day & waves across the ocean, Carolien

Margaret said...

What an adorable gift for your mom.
Double congratulations to Emerson!! Wow - graduation and a job. Life is good.

Isadarena said...

I'm so glad you feel nice now and what adorable kitty you stitched:)
Have a wonderful Sunday with a lovely health :)
Your little pet looks so sweet !!
Blessings,
Isa

Lillie said...

Such a cute design, am sure your mom will be thrilled.

Irmeli said...

You created such a sweet gift for your mom.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Glad to hear you are a little better. A pretty finish

Sarah in Stitches said...

That's such a cute gift for your mom! And congratulations to Emerson :D

Hilda said...

Oh, I am happy to read that you are a little better, Vicky! I really hope and pray that the headaches will get better and better every day and you will be without pain soon!
Congratulations to Emerson for both graduation and new job!

Your little finish as darling, Vicky! I am sure your mother truly loved it!

Hugs
Hilda

Carol said...

What exciting times for Emerson--and how great to already have a job :) I'm sure he'll love it!

Cute gift for your mom--still amazes me how you can keep on stitching even through the pain, Vickie... I hope the next time you post, the level will be down to a 1 or 2! (Or gone--even better :)

Mii Stitch said...

You've made a sweet kitty ornament for your mum's birthday :)

Solstitches said...

What a darling little - so sweet.
Margaret

Brigitte said...

Your over one stitching amazes me each time I see it. It always looks so neat and beautiful. Such a lovely gift for your Mom.
Congratulations to Emerson on his graduation - and on his first job! You can be so proud of him.

Maggee said...

That was a lovely stitch for your Mom! I am sure she loves it! Glad that you are at least down to a 3 or 4. Congrats to Emerson on graduating and getting a job! I will write more to you probably tomorrow... have LOTS of blogs to catch up on! Hugs!