Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Earth

I have become a terrible blogger. But I really do think that this time I might start up again and write more regularly!

So what's happened since I last was here? Well, I've been working (too much), stitching (too little), reading (like a mad woman), and neglecting the garden.

Lulu went to the vet for her boosters and we discovered she had an overactive thyroid gland. It partly explains her weight loss and hyperactive behaviour, and could have contributed to her getting lost. She had the gland removed and she's fully recovered now, although all the fur she lost has come back grey. So we have a black cat with a grey belly!

We've had no holiday or time off, but we are earning enough to pay the bills, so I guess that's good!

And I had a finish...

Ladies, may I present my first finished Heaven and Earth Designs - Earth!


Earth by Sara Butcher
Charted by Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitched 1 over 1 on 28 ct Snapdragon luguna from Sugar Maple Fabrics

29 comments:

  1. wow...looks awesome

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  2. First off, Earth.. Wow! Great work and congrats on the finish.

    Cats.. poor little thing but glad she's all better now.

    Blogging... you and me both :) When I'm back from hols I'm going to start up again and try for one a week.

    And speaking of hols... I'm off this weekend. So don't forget to drop me an email with things you miss from NZ - like pixie caramels, snifters, perky nanas... hmmm, yummy.

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  3. How can you finish a HAED if you've been doing too little stitching? Congratulations!

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  4. I saw this earlier on FB and was surprised because I have to admit I thought you had already finished it (but then remembered it was my Aussie friend Amanda) Any way, great finish Nicki!! Congratulations - she is marvelous, just gorgeous!

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  5. Stunning finish, congratulations! Glad to read that Lulu is better.

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  6. Beautiful stitching!

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  7. Congratulations on your HAED finish! It looks awesome!!

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  8. Many congrats on finishing Earth! She's beautiful! YAY!!!

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  9. Poor Lulu! I am glad that she's better now! I do hope she doesn't get all vain like my baby and yank out that grey fur. She'll have a cold tummy!

    Earth looks spectacular!! Congrats on your finish!!

    *hugs*

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  10. Excellent job! *jealous*
    Did you work with cross stitch? I heard that HAED projects are sometimes advised to use tent stitch. Whatever, it looks stunning!

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  11. Congrats on a wonderful finish! So glad that Lulu is feeling and doing better!!!

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  12. What a gorgeous finish! I'm glad you found out what was going on with Lulu. Wishing her all the best!

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  13. Congratulations, Nicki - your Earth is stunning! This is a huge finish.

    I am glad Lulu is better.

    (((hugs))) to you and the kitties!

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  14. Beautiful finish! Earth looks amazing and I like the SMF fabric it's on. Glad to hear that Lulu is doing better. :)

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  15. I love Earth. She looks great. Congrats on the finish.

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  16. Wow, so pretty! Congrats!

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  17. Woo hoo!!! Congrats on the finish! It looks great.

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  18. I'm glad your little friend is doing better now. I simply LOVE your work. It was the first HAED I saw and I continue to think it's my favorite. It was you that send me the link of its creator. It looks great, beautiful!! Congrats! Hugs! MJ

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  19. Earth looks gorgeous! Congratulations on your finish. So glad to hear Lulu is doing well too.
    As for blogging Facebook seems to have killed a few of the blogs I used to read a lot... and well I have never managed to be a very regular blogger so I can't really complain :p

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  20. Fabulous - what a lot of work! I, too, have been a terrible blogger, but am back in a groove, sort of. Hope you stay on yours, too!

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  21. Oh, Nicki, she is beautiful! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

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  22. Congrats, she is gorgeous! And well done on completing an HAED, very admirable!

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  23. Wahay, way to go! That's a HUGE finish! Awesome job :D And glad to hear Lulu's doing better ... the grey will make her look more 'distinguished' ;P In fact, I think we're well overdue for some kitty love on this here blog ... hint, hint ;P Seriously, glad to see you posting again xx

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  24. Oh wow, this is really a great finish. Congratulations.

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  25. Woohoo on a fabulous finish!! :D

    I'm glad Lulu's okay and that you found out what's up with her. Hopefully she will not get lost again, now.

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  26. Lovely finish! I remember when you started her.

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  27. Oh, your Earth finish is just gorgeous! I'm a huge SB fan. Her little people are darling. Congratulations! It's understandable about less time blogging...I'm so guilty of that... I hope you've enjoyed your reading! Hugs, Deb

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  28. It's simply wonderful.
    May I ask you to send me a graphic from this?
    cfpaisley@gmail.com
    Thanks

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