Monday, October 15, 2012

TUSAL #10 and stitchy helpers!

TUSAL #10 and Teddy
One of my cats posed with my ORT jar last month, so this time it's the dog's turn! This is Teddy, a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever/Mastiff mix.  He lays at my feet all day long when I'm typing and follows me to the couch when I'm stitching, too!  
Teddy, Billy, and me!
Billy is 5 years old and is the youngest cat.  I was a foster mom for kittens for the animal shelter, but after having several litters and giving them back when they were old enough, I just couldn't let Billy go.  He always sat on my lap and still does, even when I'm typing.  He lays across both my arms and nuzzles his head into the bend of my elbow.  I stopped taking foster kittens after deciding to keep Billy.  I always had 2 dogs and 2 cats before adding him.

After my daughter took this picture, another cat joined us.  She is the one who sits next to me every night when I'm stitching.  Even though the dog was in her spot, she squeezed in there, too.  But my daughter didn't want to take another picture with her cell phone.  Oh darn, missed photo op!

This is what I was stitching when that picture was taken!
So Many Tools update #4
I stitched two more tools on So Many Tools.  Only 10 weeks until Christmas and I have 28 more tools to go.  My goal is to stitch three more each week.

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 3) update #3
I stitched all of the green hen house for the third day of Christmas.  This is my Sunday SAL with Linda and Kaye.


sharine said...

Teddy is such a gorgeous dog. Your stitching looks great as ever:)

McKenna C. said...

Everything looks great!

Teddy is adorable!!


EvalinaMaria said...

You have some nice helpers there! Love your Santas.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely pic of you and some of your darlings. Great progress on our SAL - I am behind as usual! Lol!

tadamama said...

Beautiful TUSAL, great progress, and Teddy's adorable!

Terri said...

Nice progress! I love the PS piece!

Gorgeous dog and kitty! I love seeing pet pictures :-)

Lesleyanne said...

Great photo of your TUSAL and Teddy. Your stitching looks gorgeous. Lovely pictures of your stitching buddies.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

it looks so cozy over at your place - those are some very lucky animals - always enjoy watching your stitching, Amanda

Patches said...

What cute pets and great stitching too

Linda said...

Your are so far ahead of me on everything, makes me want to cry. lol I have read all your entries while we were gone. Awesome, wonderful, great stitching and progress on all your pieces. You take such great pictures of them. Really gonna try and stitch tonite.


Shaunterria Owens said...

Your animal friends are adorable - I love big dogs :) So Many Tools is coming along great, and I hope you make your deadline...good luck! (And your Santas look awesome, as always)


Joysze said...

Love hearing about your furbabies. :D

Stitching's looking great, as always. :D

Meari said...

Love the pic of you and the furbabies "helping". lol