Happy Dance!

In a comment she left a couple of days ago my sister Sheila reminded me of a stitch a long we had started as long ago as March last year.  The design was by Pelin Tezer and is called Lale.  We were both stitching this design black fabric using a gold coloured thread.  Sheila suggested that maybe we carry on stitching Lale with a view to finishing it by the end of the month.  I knew I had stitched at least half of the design so far but when I checked I was surprised to see that it was probably about three quarters done.  I sat down with it on Sunday evening with the intention of just putting a few stitches in while watching Dancing on Ice, but was so close to finishing I could’t resist carrying on with it, even though it meant staying up a little bit later than my normal bedtime lol

Lale designed by Pelin Tezer
Stitched on black Belfast Linen using Needle Necessities thread (161 Fools Gold)
Started March 2010 – finished January 2011

I also finished my January Challenge for the Needlecraft Haven forum, a new finishing method to me and was very pleased with the results, but unfortunately I can’t share that with you until 30th January.

Lots of bloggers have been sharing pictures of their pets recently, and Mia wanted to get in on the action.  Here she is spending time on her favourite hobby – fishing!

She will literally spend hours watching the fish swimming back and fore, and I’m sure they tease her by swimming close up to the glass lol

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12 thoughts on “Happy Dance!

  1. There is nothing like the intensity of a cat!
    I would be careful that the aquarium is well secured! They are sneaky little things, and they are very patient!
    I used to have fish (note past tense). We went away just overnight, came home to find fish food all over the living room, and nary a sign of the fish!

  2. Lale is a beautiful finish – so effective on the black fabric.
    Mia is just priceless, cats just beat everything when it comes to concentration don’t they?

  3. good luck to Mia on her fishing trip – I hope it doesn’t turn out like the bird-hunting of the other day ^^
    and well done on your Lale finish. How did you enjoy stitching on black? will you be doing it again?
    My one and only experience on black evenweave was enough to put me off for life, I simply couldn’t see the holes.

  4. Oooh! Look at Mia she’s just adorable… and naughty at the same time!

    What a beautiful HD.

    You were asking me about my car, its a 2002 Hyundai Accent GSi (Top Gear does not approve of my car, but its been a trooper!) and my milage of 272727 is in KMs. My daily commute alone (with no stops in between) is 50Km/day. I’ve also dirvien it all over the place! Its gone as far south as the Tennesee/Georgia border! My summer holildays I put 2,000 KMs alone on it! LOL

  5. What a gorgeous finish! I really like Pelin’s designs… I have finished Alla Turca, and it is hanging in my front hallway where everyone sees it. I need to start another of hers, now that I have seen yours! Hugs.

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