Thursday, November 16, 2023

I Like Thursday # 175 ~ Cassian ~ Thankful Thursday

 Good Thursday!

I am Cassian and I am thankful for me furrever home.

I have been living here in my forever home for a year now

 and had my annual check-up at the vet last night 

where I received my three year shot for rabies and distemper, 

so I am feeling a bit sore and sleepy today. 

This is what I looked like last November just before my humans let me in to stay.

I was not even a year old and all on my own on the streets and it was getting cold.

I was named for some handsome scruffy anti-hero, thief-in-the-night character

 in a TV show that my new mommy was watching.  

Something about my being able to "just walk in like you belong" 

and make myself at home and take all the good stuff. 

I think sometimes Mommy cat-napped me

 but she says she told me I was home forever when I walked in.

I am not sure I understood the part about never going out again.

Mommy says Marva is the first Star Wars character 

she can actually identify with,

or something like that.

I am pretty loveable when I curl up with mommy on the quilts.

I can even get close to Maestro, these days.

I know she likes me.

I have made some headway with this gorgeous feline,

who has been resisting my snuggles.

Mommy says she wants to boss me, but I am the boss of me.

I will win in the end.

I have made much better progress snuggling with this cute ginger blondie,

who is a great wrestler, by the way. 

When I think I've pinned her to the floor, she does this twist and jump move

 and she is gone in a flash of her tail.

So enchanting.

 I know she likes me. 

We both love the warm spots and the good things in life.

Nutmeg is a fierce guards at this door.

When she first saw me, she tried to scare me off 

by howling and throwing herself at the door.  

Mommy says I only made it in the door because I made friends with her first.

Maybe mommy does not really know she was secretly 

trying to break down the door so I could get in.  


This is as close as I can get to spicy Katniss, the fluffy tailed one.

Mommy says she was once feral like me so we have a lot in common.

Even at 13 years old, she is free-wheeling and fiesty and fabulous.

I know I can get her to like me.

Who could resist me?

I guess I will stay. 

The food is good and plentiful 

and the quilts are comfy.

The girl cats are fun and entertaining.

Having a home is better than lost in space.

Mommy says I have to show her stitching progress now.

Maestro has the cave bed and Katniss wants it.

Not happening. 

Katniss shall have to settle for the other cat bed.

So this is the stitch stuff.

More pumpkins.

I like pumpkin pie, with whipped cream.

Mommy should give me pie. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

I Like Thursday # 174 ~ End of Autumn


The last rose of the summer of 2023

The leaves are falling quickly now.

There are a few on my big red rose in the driveway 

and one on my coral one tucked in a sheltered place,

 but this little pink rose is by itself, 

high on a branch waving goodbye to the sky. 

Goodbye, summer.

Goodbye, Autumn.

The cold is here to stay for winter.

The kitties and I are snug and warm in our little house
and we are stitching on our 

We decided to play with the thread colors in our stash 
and have added orange to the pumpkins.

Maestro is supervising.

We are quite happy with our progress
and hope to have this one finished for Thanksgiving.

I hope that all your November stitches are happy ones.

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

I Like Thursday # 173 ~ I Like Cross Stitching

November Stitches

 The kitties and I are hatching a new cross stitch plan for November.

Katniss is helping me choose.

The fabric is some I purchased on a sale at my local quilt shop awhile ago.

This "Be Thankful" cross stitch has been on my to-do list for a long while. 

Several years ago I bought this as a kit that included Aurifil Floss and 

Vintage Cloth 10 count Aida in Burlap.

The pattern is still available in the link below. 

Be Thankful by Country Cottage Needleworks @ FQS

I think I want to add orange and aqua pumpkins to match the colors in my fabric

 so I have dug through my floss stash to find more floss threads. 

Cassian is watching from this cozy basket on top of the bookshelf

and has given his approval.

Time to Stitch! 

Think I will call it, "Stitch-Vember!" 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Stitch-Tober 2023 Done Before the Witching Hour!


My Stitch-Tober 2023 Cross Stitch is Done!

I completed this yesterday.

I really enjoyed this slow and quiet stitching journey.

This was originally started in 2020
 and I updated the original plan with new patterns this year. 

This is my unconventional but personal favorite way to finish my cross stitch.

I have previously posted a tutorial for my method

 on a my Quilty Love cross stitch finish.

Artist Canvas Finish Process ~ Click Here

Thanks to all of you who have followed along with the kitties and I

 for all our stitch and sew efforts.

My mystery Halloween quilt is still in pieces and will be tucked away 

as I fold and put my Halloween quilts away in my closet for next year. 

We have enjoyed this process so much that I am am planning 

to make a fall cross stitch for the month of November. 

More soon!

Happy Stitches to You!


Thursday, October 19, 2023

I Like Thursday #172 ~Stitching with the Kitties

A good day for more Stitching
 ... with the kitties, of course! 

Fall has arrived in my scrapatch and it has been alternately
 gray and windy and then sunny and bright.

Fall always makes me want to sit and stitch  
while sipping a warm cup of latte.
Three of my kitties, Nutmeg and Maestro and Cassian,
 like their own dish of foamy milk.
Yes, the kitty is on the table.
Yes, I wash the table afterwards.

The kitties also have beds on my cutting table when I sit there to stitch.
I like their company.
Katniss is snuggled down in that fluffy clamshell kitty bed.
Nutmeg is on the furry blanket in the corner.

Maestro, as usual, takes a more "paws on" approach to helping me.

Cassian, who has not yet taken an active approach to helping my stitching and sewing efforts, is nearby in a comfy chair where he was taking a nap.
Cassian says, "You go stitch; let me snooze."

The kitties and I are making slow and steady progress on my

For more Stichtober past and present ideas check out this

FQS Flosstube Stitch-tober 2023

Time to stitch!

Even on sunny days with the house lights on, 

I still need my 

Halo Go Rechargeable Table Lamp

which I bought at Fat Quarter Shop many years ago. 

My newest invaluable stitching tool find is are these high magnification

Stitchy Readers from Riley Blake @ FQS

I have the 5.0 magnification.

There are other helpful notions for those of us who need help to see and stitch:

Click Here for more Stitchy Readers and Craft Lights @ FQS

Hope you find what works for you if you need helpful tools these days!.

May you have a happy day of sewing and stitching today! 

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