Wednesday, August 10, 2011
this week's fixations
. . . embroidery. i've whipped up the embroidery for one of the blocks for this quarter's embroider-bee. when the last round ended, i bought this book, determined to learn how to do more than just a back stitch and french knots. yesterday i took the plunge and tried out the chain stitch on a block for fiatcat1. i enjoyed myself so much that i stitched up a small pattern i had traced weeks ago and had hooped up and ready to go:
mr. rabbit is done entirely in a chain stitch, except for his eye. the pattern is a freebie from Lucky Kitty.
. . . the kids. miss kitty had been acting lethargic and not herself, so on monday i left work early and took her into the vet. they took blood and urine for tests and did some type of ultrasound, but i won't get results until tomorrow (well, today really, since it's after midnight). i did make sure she nibbled on a bit of kibble monday night, and tuesday morning it was clear she was feeling better because she joined the rest of the herd for the morning feeding, which she hadn't done for days. tuesday night she was active and engaged, and you could just tell she was feeling better.
mr. bat has developed a new habit in the past week or so - sleeping in my bathroom sink. clearly, i must work in brushing my teeth around HIS schedule.
. . . skinny cow. tonight i picked up these at HEB after pilates. i ate one before dinner. i wanted another after dinner, but resisted. seriously. these.are.tasty. go get some. now. and bring them to me.