Thursday, June 28, 2012

Where does Sophie sleep?

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... 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!


Anonymous said...

Jenny Miss Sohpie is such a pretty cat and i think she has adopted you all as her family,she is right at home,might even go as far as to say she rules the roost,lol.xx

Love Bears All Things said...

Your stitching is so wonderful!
Your shopping for a kitten reminds me of the day I found Smokey at the animal shelter....
Mama Bear

Andrea Louise said...

Miss Sophie is just like my beagle Cookie. They feel so comfortable with us, it's practically a daughter!
And your stitching? Gorgeous!

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

Oh! another kitty who sleeps on her back - we have one, too, but she is a much, much older lady. We've had Betty for 12 years. She also likes sitting on her tummy on the arm of the sofa with all 4 legs hanging down. The alphabet is great!

Alice said...

Awwww! I wouldn't know what to do if there wasn't at least one cat in my way! Love the tree you are stitching.

Cattinka said...

Oh what a nice cat, you guys really made a good choice picking her.

Patty C. said...

I like you kitty & your progress ;)

jugglingpaynes said...

I could never cuddle 35 kittens to pick one. We would end up with at least ten. :o)

I'm guessing Sophie appreciates how well you put together a quilt. They are kitty approved!

Peace and Laughter,

Abby and Stephanie said...

What would we do without our critters? Perish the thought. Gorgeous sampler.

Christine M said...

Isn't it amazing just how much space one little cat can take up! I'm looking forward to seeing your stitching sampler.

Jeanette said...

Sophie is so adorable. My cats love to sit with me when i sew whether it's at the machine or sitting on the lounge handsewing. If i lay down to read there is usually a cat with me too. :) Hugs,

Kaylee said...

I love the ABC sampler you are working on Jenny :-) Hope you are keeping well, have a great weekend. Hugs Kaylee

Anthea said...

This looks to me another case of: The family are renting the house from the Cat! lol... our Papillon loves to nest near a sunny window in these cold days...

vernagrace said...

Miss Sophie is truly beautiful. It's fun how cats just kind of take over, and they are such good company.
The magazine is beautiful, Jenny, and your stitching so beautiful and perfect. I really like the pillow bag idea. We drive 2 hours to see the grandkids and I am usually stitching, crocheting or reading and a pillow is nice on your lap so you don't have your head bending so far down.
I hope you are feeling 100 percent soon, Jenny.
I love all your writings, you do write from your heart!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Princess Sophie is just so adorable. I love her personality.
Gorgeous stitching Jenny. You are truly gifted.

Fiber Babble said...

That Miss Sophie certainly live The Life! What a love!

Will you tell me - what is the purpose of the vertical lines below the satin stitching on your letter "E" ?

Carla said...

Love the hand work but Sophie has stolen my attention. She's too cute.