Friday 8 March 2013

Still here!

Hi, how are you today? Remember me!  February was quite a month, very tough. My darling Cat, Phoebe got more and more poorly and sadly I had to say good night to her last week, just 2 days before my Birthday.  Sweet dreams my little girl.

Having lost my other cat Ollie, last year, it is now very quiet in the house.  

Thank goodness for some Spring sunshine and bird song lifting my spirits.

 It was a Pollen frenzy for the Bees in my garden the other day, just look at the pollen on the legs!

Only about once a year do these adorable Long Tailed Tits visit my garden, so I always feel very lucky to spot them peeking through the twigs!

I have been throwing myself into creating, with lots of orders being made and exciting illustration projects behind the scenes.  I have also finished a brand new Embroidery Pattern that has been on my mind since last Spring!  When I get some time I will make it into a cushion which I think would be really cute, with this little vintagey floral fabric.  For quilters amongst you this would be super cute I bet!  These running bunnies are sweet stitched on their own too, just imagine along the base of an Easter dress!  This may look complicated but really it was a delight to stitch, using common stitches those of you that love embroidery will be familiar with, back stitch, lazy daisy, french knot..

I have so much I am planning, a new Website & Blog design but for now I'm trying to keep on top of orders for Easter. Don't forget with Easter landing on March 31st this year that if you would like to choose any Cards, Party items, Decor items from my Etsy Shop for Easter, allow 2 weeks to arrive outside Europe, so don't be "late, late for a very important date"!

Cute for Decor but so many other ideas, even fun as a Puppet show for children from behind the sofa!
I remember doing that as a child, do you?

Thanks for visiting, your comments and friendship really make my day, see you all back here again soon, Catherine x


Annelies said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What an empty place is in our hearts when we lose a precious family ( pet) member.
I hope your memories will sustain you. XXX

Lyn said...

Good to hear from you:o)) So sorry to hear of your loss - it really is tough and they do leave such a big hole in our lives but think of all those happy memories with them. I do this often with the dogs that I have lost and it always puts a smile on my face.
Thanks for sharing the pics which are always nice to see.
Take care now and have a good weekend.
Hugs Lyn x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Catherine...So sorry to hear that you lost your little Phoebe. She looks so much like my little cat, Kitty who we lost a few years ago....beautiful.
Your latest embroidery pattern is so pretty and versatile....I'm sure it will be very popular indeed!
Hope you have a good weekend,
Susan x
P.S Beautiful pics!

Karen said...

So very sorry that you lost your lovely kitty.
A quiet home in my opinion is not a happy one.
Take a break, then go out and rescue a cat or two, your home will once again be full of fun and joy, and in return you will have rescued two very appreciative kitties.
Wishing you joy again...Karencg

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

I'm really sorry for your loss :(
Beautiful embroidery!

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Catherine-- I'm so so sorry about your beautiful kitty. I totally do understand that heartache. We love our kitties and have been where you are-- sadly- just a few weeks ago for us too. I know you filled her life with love and gave her a wonderful home. xoxoxo

I love the dream bunnies-- you just keep creating all these adorable patterns--

Willow said...

So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Phoebe. It is good that Spring is keeping you open to wonderment. We are still waiting for Spring to arrive officially and WITHOUT snow here on our New England farm. I was so missing the sun that I posted Summer photos of my garden from last year to cheer me up.
Lovely fun your embroidey must be, and your Bumpkin Bunnies are totally adorable !

Tracy said...

Oh, Catherine! How very, very sorry I am for your sad loss... Sending you condolences from the heart. It is so hard... our pets are like our babies, they are part of our families. Be taking good care there. LOVELY embroidery you're doing, and sweet spring and Easter themes. I will send you an email. :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

Ducky said...

I'm sorry you had to part with your beautiful friend/baby. I know how hard it is to get used to loving them from such a great distance. I hope your heart is healing well. Beautiful post.