Our Princess Sophie is thoroughly enjoying the cooler, overcast weather at the moment.
She's enjoying it so much that she's rarely off our bed!
Yesterday afternoon I was resting on the bed and stitching. I went out to the kitchen to make a cuppa for Mr E and I- this took me all of 5 minutes - and I come back to this...
She stole my spot!
I asked her to move, but she looks at me with those big green eyes...
...so I pick up my stitching and go sit in the loungeroom instead.
Last night, she made herself comfortable again, this time atop the quilts at the end of our bed.
Today, when I had my usual rest and stitching time, she had taken up residence on Mr E's side of the bed. He tried numerous times to wake her, but to no avail.
And she stayed there ALL day long.
Never have I known a more placid animal. No matter what we do she just curls herself up near us and sleeps. I thank God that Mr E made me cuddle 35 different kittens on the day we went looking for a cat. He wanted to be sure the one I chose would be gentle with a calm nature. Well, his plan worked. She's been with us 18 months now and I can't imagine life without her. Neither can he.
I'm working on some secret stitching for Australian Country Craft and Decorating magazine, but in between I play with Alicia's sampler. I am *loving* this so much! The first five letters are completed now...
I'm using some different stitches than the pattern suggests along the way. Alicia stitched her sampler with crewel wool, which is thicker that the two strands of Cosmo and Tilda threads I've chosen to use, and so different stitches needed to be used sometimes to maintain the same lovely fullness her letters exhibit.
I'll be emailing Issue 13 of Elefantz HOME to my subscribers in about 12 hours from now.
If you haven't received your email by Friday night please email me as a few get lost in cyberspace each month. I will resend as soon as I hear from you. :-)
Now to get back to that secret stitching...
Have a lovely evening!