Monday, October 02, 2006

Meow to Michelle!

A big meow from Polo and Lulu to Michelle (and Hamlet, Othello and Romeo!), and a big thank you and hugs from me!

Why? Because I got the loveliest needlebook from Michelle today for the Crazy Cat Lady exchange. Isn't it great?


It's parts of Chatelaine's Egyptian Garden, which I love and is sitting in my stash but I haven't got round to stitching yet. And it's a reference to Ancient Egypt as Michelle and I are fans of the Amelia Peabody books (and of Ancient Egypt!) Perfect! Look at the colour of the lining too - a real Egyptian blue.


And fabulous gifts - for me and the kitties. A Bleu de Chine chart I actually nearly bought a couple of weeks ago (good thing I didn't!), and lovely Piecemaker needles (that are going in the needlebook so I stop getting them mixed up with my other ones!) and kitty charms and kitty toys, and a postcard for my collection and an Egyptian card to carry on the theme!


Thank you SO much Michelle! Lulu and Polo say meow and thank you too! (They haven't played with the toys yet - it's pouring wth rain and thundering and really dark here so they're both sound asleep.)


Actually Polo is saying 'Can I get out of this room yet?' And the answer is 'Yes!' She's barely limping and we had our vet check this morning and the vet said she can leave the room (but not go outside yet). The funny thing is, she's now asleep back in the spare room even though the door's open. After 5 weeks she thinks of it as home!

20 comments:

  1. Hi Nicki,what a great bunch of goodies for this exchange - the fabric Michelle used for the back of the needlecase is just gorgeous.
    Love your LHN pear finish too.

    great to catch up with your stitchey news!

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  2. Wow, that's one gorgeous needlecase ... I'm drooling over the inside pages and lining, I wonder why? I just love the stitched design too - great choices! Lovely other goodies as well ... topped off by a gorgeous piccie of Polo herself! That's too funny that she's still asleep in the spare room :)

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  3. Wowzie, what a gorgeous needlecase from Michelle! Absolutely beautiful! Lots of great goodies to go with it, too. Lucky you!

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  4. What gorgeous goodies you received. Glad to hear Polo is on the mend - cute photo! :-)

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  5. The needle case looks fabulous. I love those little cats from egyptian garden.
    Great to hear that Polo is on the mend and can increase the size of her domain again

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  6. What a lovely exchange - Michelle did a beautiful job of the needlecase! I love the lining and the cats on the front are so sweet.

    Glad that Polo is so much better now!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I love thiis exchange! Great stuff!!! And I'm so happy that Polo has recovered! :)

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  8. Such a GREAT exchange Michelle sent you! That Crazy Cat Lady Exchange is really wonderful :)
    And yay, what great news about Polo! Hope you can all get more sleep now! :)

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  9. What great news about Polo (and cute picture too).
    Michelle stitched a gorgeous needlecase, a perfect gift :)

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  10. Nicki, I am so glad to hear that Polo has come to the end of her "incarceration". What a cute pic! I'm so pleased you like your needlecase.

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  11. That looks like a gorgeous needlecase! I'm glad to see it has gone to a very good home.

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  12. Wonderful exchange Nicki. Polo looks so cute too, glad she is better.

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  13. Anonymous11:45 am

    What a beautiful needlecase:) Michelle did an amazing job!

    Glad to hear that Polo is finally feeling better and can get back to her normal activities:)

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  14. Wow! What a pretty needlecase and all those yummy cat toys!

    And yay to Polo!! And of course she's not going to leave her room when you tell her she can... she'll leave on her terms and not before!

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  15. Awesome goodies and gifts for your and kitties!!!!

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  16. The Egyptian Garden needlecase is beautiful (what a cool idea!), as are the gifts. I love Pear Tree too - lovely colours!

    I'm glad to hear Polo is doing better, she looks like she's wanting lots of attention. ;-)

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  17. It's a gorgeous Needlecase, congratulations. Glad to hear that Polo is feeling better

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  18. I'm pleased to hear your cat is so much better now, I like your exchange it's very nice!!

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  19. wow, great needlecase and exchange. perfect for you. glad that Polo is well enough to come out now.

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  20. I love the needlebook! :-) Inside and out, gorgeous.

    The Amelia Peabody books are definite favorites of mine as well. I've read every one of them, some multiple times. ;-)

    Glad Polo is starting to feel better.

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