Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baa....



I finished this a few days ago and while the photo doesn't do it justice, it came out lovely. I just love it. I was going to try making it into a needlebook, but the fabric matches my bedroom so I might frame it and hang it in a perfect little spot! Funny thing is - it's a simple little pattern and I ripped more than I have before. I made a tiny error on the border - wrong color for half of it! Working nights and not having perfect lighting made the difference. I was ready to just put it aside when I faced the prospect of ripping, but sat having a conversation with my son and was done ripping before we finished our conversation! It was painless and I just enjoyed finishing it up!

I am a cat lover and fell in love with Daffycat's blog cat with the embroidery floss wrapped around it. After some serious searching for the pattern, I was able to get it on ebay from England and paid an arm and a leg for it! The magazine it was in is 6 years old and luckily, someone was ready to clear out her stash. It's fun stitching!

October is breast cancer awareness - friendly reminder for all my friends to schedule their mammography. The new machines are wonderful and are much gentler. It's worth a few seconds discomfort - and I mean a few SECONDS of discomfort to save your life. I have known too many women who avoided the test because it might hurt. I'm sorry to say they hurt a lot more after their mastectomies... and two families are in terrible pain from the loss of their mother/spouse. Don't delay - do it today!! And take a friend, sister, mother, coworker with you!! You can both look silly in the little gowns together! Keep me posted if you do it....

5 comments:

staci said...

Adorable finish Jean! Your perserverance paid off :)

Daffycat said...

I love the sheep; oh yes, it would be perfect for a bedroom! Sheep=Sleep...right?

I'm so glad you were able to find the magazine! Enjoy stitching that daffy cat!

Tanja said...

Awww I wish I knew you were looking for that magazine. I have it here upstairs as I want to stitch the sweet peas that are in there, I could have send you a copy. But now you got the whole magazine, even better! Enjoy!

Tanja

Carol R said...

Lovely finish - I just love those little sheep!
Looking forward to seeing your 'Daffy cat' all stitched up

Tracy said...

ooo...sheep are so cute!