Tuesday, September 26, 2006


It was another SAL on the HAED BB this last weekend, and I decided to work on Tomboy. It was supposed to be a UFO SAL, and she's definitely not a UFO, but it was just what I needed. I did a bit of sky and only used three colours - very soothing!

Here's the before:

And here's the after. It doesn't look very different but I promise you there's an extra couple of thousand stitches in there!

It was a rough week last week. Polo is still in the spare room and although she's being very good there were a few nights when I didn't get much sleep. She was limping about mewing and Lulu was scratching at the door to get in (she just refused to eat from her biscuit bowl and kept trying to get to Polo's). Then I pulled a muscle in my neck or trapped a nerve. It was very painful and gave me a permanent headache too. Then DH had a flare-up of a recurring eye problem so was in pain, demoralised, and worried about his sight. So there were three of us trapped in the house, short of sleep and in pain, with one confused demanding well cat! Thankfully my neck pain has eased off now and just aches a bit, DH's eye is on the mend (although he can't go out in the sun or do much yet), and Lulu seems to have settled down a bit. Polo is limping but definitely getting better. The sleep is still in short supply but it could be (and was!) worse!


  1. well i have already sent you lots of hugs cos i know how flat you have been but here are some more my sweet
    i can see the progress in Tomboy... sometimes there is nothing more soothing that stitching background

  2. Anonymous1:43 pm

    Ohhh, great to see this piece out again. She is so pretty!

    Hope you and Polo are feeling better soon!

  3. I love Tomboy! She's my favorite sketch chart and I can see progress. I don't need to start a new chart... I don't need to start a new chart... *sigh* I love this chart!

    I am so sorry to hear about your weekend... but I am very glad to hear that everyone is on the mend!

    I can *so* relate to the cats on opposite sides of the doors! ARGH!


  4. Oh Nicki, I'm so sorry you all had such a rough week. Hope this fresh one will treat you better! :D

  5. Anonymous6:15 pm

    {{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}} Sorry to hear about your week. It must be a nightmare trying to keep the cats apart - ours always scratch at a closed door! Hope this week is a better one.

  6. It's no wonder you felt stressed last week! Hopefully this week will see everyone in the 'Plush' household on the road to recovery :D {{hugs}}

  7. Forgot to say ... Tomboy's lookin' good ;)

  8. Your Tomboys is so beautiful !!!!

  9. ((((Nicki)))) What a rough time you've all been having! Glad to know you and your DH are feeling better... Hope you'll be your real selves very soon! Poor kitties too, they must be very confused! Hope you can all get more sleep soon.

  10. Hugs to everyone, I hope you're all feeling better soon. Nice progress on Tomboy

  11. Oh Nicki sending you (((hugs))). Good to hear you are now getting over your ailments.
    Take care. x

  12. Anonymous1:34 pm

    I love your HAED. Someday I'm going to stitch one of those, I have one picked out but it will and should be years from now. Your working on some great projects.

  13. ((((HUGS ))))) to everyone in your family! I hope you are all on the mend and getting better!

    Your HAED is beautiful! I am in awe both at the detail and the fact that you have the patience to stitch it! You are working on beautiful projects! Just stunning!

  14. Tomboy is beautiful! I bet it was nice to do some relaxing stitching. Big hugs for your family...it's hard when one of you isn't well - much less three of you! I am glad you are on the mend, and I hope that Polo is all better soon - this has been a long time for her to be confined. Poor baby - and poor you! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you from here!

  15. I'm sorry to hear that sleep depravasion is still around. I hope you all have a great weekend.

    Good to hear that Polo is on the mend now, Lulu must be wondering what's up and she's worried and frustrated.

    Tomboy is look great too.