Monday, August 31, 2015

where did the summer go?

Benny RIP 11th may 2015
Until this weekend our weather has been inordinately nice.

 I am not used to all this sun

Wait, what?Is she complaining about nice weather?
                                      Yes I am.

So it just takes 6 years for you to become attuned to your new environment to the point that you're complaining about the weather like a native. Huh.

That I lived my first 45 years in Chicago, this makes me a little giggly.

Now, I know I haven't bogged anything since June, this is due to many things.
The death of my cat Benny, a visit from my dd#2 for a month, in which we did a lot of sight seeing and the moving in of my son to figure out his life post army.
my little helper
I was prepared for the daughter and son invasions but Benny's death threw me.
he developed an inoperable cancerous tumor, poor baby! he wouldn't eat and dropped 2lbs in a week. so we had to make the difficult decision to put him down.

Anyway it has been a little difficult to get back on my hobby horse with all the hoo-ha.

I did finally finish Julys cqjp/bjp and have been teaching a class every second Tuesday on embroidery and cq, which bless me has kept me more or less on an even keel.

I love my ladies!They make me giggle. Last class we all ended up singing campfire songs, now given that I am the youngest in the group and was able to keep up, this also makes me happy.

 anyway, the July CQJP/BJP is fly stitch and lots of blue

which goes with the weather we have been having.

Lots of beautiful blue skies

I did a folded 13mm silk ribbon  tacked with little blue teardrops
(my wish for rain)

I'm rather pleased with how the upper right seam treatment came out.
BJP July

 and the little brown bug in the lower right hand corner is for my BJP portion.

here is the whole thing finished

my sweet boy Benny


Cathy said...

So sorr to hear about your kitty. It's heartbreaking to lose a fur child to cancer (or anything). Have you adopted a new baby or two? It does help "rehabilitate" one's heart.... Your stitching is lovely, as always!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have lost beloved pet friends over the years. When I lost Jack and only had Junior left, I thought I'd never get another dog because I didn't want that heartache again. But then Corey brought Tyson and THEN Boscoe. What was I thinking?!? I love these guys! It's amazing how much a pet can be a friend and how hard it is to part with them.

Lovely stitching. Glad your class kept your mind a bit occupied and thinking in stitches. I'm also glad your daughter came to visit. Perhaps your son will settle on your side of the country. The distance between you and Chicago is WAY too far away from your kids.

Have a really great day!
xx, Carol

Marilyn said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. We lost our dog last July and I still haven't been able to get another dog. Hopefully soon. But it is nice to see you back posting again.

Annette said...

Sorry about your precious kitty they are so loveable on their terms but we love them so much. Beautiful piece and always love what you do. Time flys by sometimes and our blogs sort of suffer, mine has I guess I need a cattle prod to make me get over there and post some of my nothing words. I think I only posted once in July Hugs and so gald to have gotten to share time and fun with our Day of the Dead block oxoxox

Marci said...

Your stitching is lovely. I hope you submit your blocks to the CQJP site - I'm helping Kathy with posting blocks, would love to see yours there.

traderslostart said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Benny.
If anyone out there has never given a piece of their heart to a furball,
they look at you a little strange, when you tell them about your loss,
and how it has affected your everyday life. But we who love them totally
understand the feelings and the loss.
Bear Hugs,


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