Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I was thrilled to hear from GF Cathy via Facebook. I had lost track of her after she married & was delighted to catch up. She has opened her own shop Inspired Needle, in Lemont, IL. She has a great blog, too.

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Speaking of great blogs -- Check out Edgar's Blogoversary prize!!! Winner to be announced May 11th.

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Keep an eye on Marjorie's Blog as she was planning another giveaway this week.

ALSO, Carolyn was going to put up a post about a contast for the famous travelling pattern of the sisterhood, (a.k.a. Waxing Moon’s “My Needle and My Floss”).

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Oh my -- did she ever give my heart a start!!! I had been over-doing the Spring Cleaning in our daughter's room (getting it ready for her to move home for a couple months). I realized I hadn't seen our curious cat in a couple hours. I was looking hi & lo for our Honey Bunny... and nearly fainted when I saw her laying next to my iron.
Of course, she was just making herself comfy on the folded blue jeans.
And, I had to slap my forehead remembering I had finished the ironing hours before. The iron was was shut-off & un-plugged.
Honestly, does she look like she'd curl up with a hot iron? Of course not. What was I thinking?I should have just finished folding the laundry & then I would have put the iron away.
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Many thx for all your kind words about my Grandmother's wedding photo and the humble way I stitched the Blackbird Designs sampler. I enjoyed that project as I was able to recall my Grandmother with every stitch. Wasn't it fantastic to go blog hopping and see all the variety of ground, fibers, bird motifs, and dedications? Aren't stitchers just the best???

Enjoy the day -- stitch well my friends.


Kim B said...

She was trying to help with the chores!

TattingChic said...

Glad you found your adorable fur-baby and that she was safe from harm! :)

Tammy said...

Aw, what a sweetie!

Judy S. said...

Hi Leila, Your kitty photos made me smile; one of our cats loves to hop into the warm dryer, so we have to remember to close it! Cats seem to love warm things as our other one curls up over the heating register..... Yours is sure cute!

Doris said...

she seems very comfortable :D
is a cute kitty.

spring cleaning..AAh i dont want to do it,,i dont want to do it!...but..i mmust to do it (resignedly, sighs)

mainely stitching said...

I also loved seeing all the different interpretations of the BBD freebie and reading the stories that went with them all. It was a wonderful experience. :D

I'm glad your kitty was fine. I'd have also had a moment of panic, if Spin were in such a position. And he'd look at me the same way, no doubt, as if to say, "Really, at least one of us has some sense!" LOL!

Ranae said...

Beautiful honey bunny you got there.
I believe, Laura another blogger was telling me about that shop and asked me how far it was, to maybe meet up there. She said "It's awesome". It's over an hour drive for me, but someday when there's nothing going on, maybe I will have to make the trek.

Cyn said...

Hi Lelia,

I would have been startled also!

Glad you had a fun time catching up with a friend. :-)

I'm having fun seeing how everyone has personalized the Blackbird Designs sampler!

Windy Meadow

Mary Ivancicts said...

I'm planning on visiting that shop soon! Enjoy reading your blog!

CindyMae said...

Honey Bunny looks so precious!

Ranae said...

Woohoo! Hubby is up to something,lol, But I don't care,lol
He wants to take me to Cyrstal Lake tomorrow to the needle shop. But I am going Lemont instead, woohoo! I can't wait.


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