My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Stitching on a Friday Night with Friends

This month's Friday night with Friends was a stitchy affair for me. 
After a busy week on the farm with the cows and calves it was nice to settle back in my armchair with the small dog on my lap and my stitching in my hands.
I'm working on (amongst other things!) 'Love Me, Love My Cat' by Birdbrain Designs.
Friday night and a little on Saturday saw this kittie fully stitched
and playing with the yarn.
Thank you to Cheryll of Gone Stitchin' who hosts Friday Night with Friends. If you want to see what others got up to on Friday night, click *here* to get to the linky.
**I'm also linking up to the Stitchery Link Party over at Super Mom - No Cape. Each week there is a linky party to showcase hand embroidery... click *here* to visit the latest one.**
Here are two previous blocks from this project, I'm nearing the end of them and I'm looking forward to making them up into a cute wall hanging.
This week I finished off the block below - I thought it was done last week but had forgotten to stitch the bouquet the little bear is holding! Oops back to the drawing stitching board.
Pin-ups in May.
Calendar Bears (a Michelle Ridgeway design).
Aren't these bears sweet?
Thank you for all your warm comments after my last post...our new babies are doing well and while I cant see the babies in person, I am so enjoying the photos and snippets that appear via the internet :-) Last night we were sent a short video of the babies sitting through the NZ National Anthem as they prepared for their first All Blacks vs the Wallabies match :-) [the less said about that match, the better].
The reasons I cant hop on a plane continue to grow, my calf shed is overloaded so we moved the older calves to another shed. Here we are at dinner time —
A peaceful moment as they all latch on. 30 in this mob, 30 back in the other shed.
Only about another 70 to go!
 Time to be off to feed them all again, and see how many new calvers we have out there in the rain. Thank you all for visiting,
happy creating, 
 

28 comments:

Julimond said...

Wonderful Stitcherys. I love the little cat playing with Wool.

It seems, a farm means a lot of work around the day. My Grandma had only 2 Cows.....i remember a bit. Long long time ago.
Greetings from Germany
Iris

Chookyblue...... said...

LOL.........hope your babies survived the night with the loss of the All blacks............lol.........will they ever get over it...............they will but will there parents............lol............

OMG so many babies.............yes the only quiet time when they are all drinking...........goodluck..............how long do you leave them on the milk?
....

Mystic Quilter said...

My goodness no wonder you've been busy and looked forward to some stitching! That's a heck of a lot of calves!

shez said...

Hi Raewyn,boy such a busy time for you,love your stitchery's,enjoy your day my friend xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

You certainly more than earned your "feet up and stitching time"....love the redwork. Great job on May! Wow that's a lot of hungry babies xxx

Susan said...

That's a lot of four legged babies. Thank goodness for the internet so you can keep up with the twins.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful stitching as always Raewyn - love the cats and the Bears!
A busy time for you on the farm - I really do understand how you just want to drop everything and head over to cuddle those two little darlings.
Hang in there!
Hugs
Shane x

Fiona said...

lovely stitching.... and that picture of the calves at feeding time is very sweet...
Hugz

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

130, that's a lotta calves! Love your bear blocks, so glad you got some stitching time in with all that you have happening up there on the farm! And yes, thank goodness for the internet, and Skype!

Leanne said...

Beautiful stitching, gee those calves must keep you busy.

Leeanne said...

No doubt after a day after looking after all your calves you need to put your feet and relax with some stitching!

kiwikid said...

Oh my goodness you have so many four legged babies!! Hope they all thrive for you! Good you are seeing bits of the twins, sad their first rugby game was not the hoped for result!! Your stitching is lovely Raewyn, love the cats and the bears.

Sue said...

Crikey you are busy, stitching and calving! I half expected some more gorgeous baby photos, of the twins not the calves, mind you the calves are cute.

margaret said...

Looks like we are doing the same kitty project. I am enjoyimg doing ine but using green not red a a different shade for each block

Needled Mom said...

I love your embroidery. What fun projects those are....and so relaxing too.

Wow....that's a lot of babies. That giant nurser is much easier than individual bottles.

Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

It sure is babies, babies and more babies in your world at the moment and they are all so cute no matter the species...sure looks like you are gonna be busier there than with the stitchery for a while to come...

Bev C said...

Hello Raewyn,

Love your cat stitchery, very cute indeed. I am sure the "sport" situation will change at the next game. In the mean time us Aussies will celebrate!

Happy days.
Bev.

Sharon said...

Wow! That is a lot of calves! So glad you got a chance to get some stitching done too. It is quite lovely.

Janet O. said...

Does the dog laying peacefully in your lap realize you are stitching CAT blocks?!?
They are very cute. : )
Wow, you have your hands full--but they are not full of the little ones you want to be holding. Hopefully someday soon!

Maria said...

Looks like the best way to relax.....love those kitties and also your calendar bears.

Great to have internet sew you can get lots of updates of the twins... Hmm! Why don't you what to talk about the match...

WOW! That's a lot of calves to feed......

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So love your stitching. I didn't know that calves at that way. What an invention.

Cisca Heiden van der said...

I wonder how you manege to do some stitching with so many calves in your sheds! The stitcheries are so nice, both cats and bears.
Pity you can't see the twins having them in your arms. I hope that time soon will come!
Have a nice day, Cisca

Diane Sloan said...

Sweet stitcheries...I love doing these...they are so relaxing.

Josie said...

Those cat and bear stitcheries are super cute Raewyn. Love the little pooch on you lap too... looks so comfy there. Bet you're glad you don't have to bottle feed all those bovine babies! Have fun...xxx

SuperMomNoCape said...

I was just popping by from Gone Stitchin to congratulate you on your win for FNwF this month. And reading back one post, I see congratulations are in order as well on becoming the proud grandmother of twins! What a wonderful miracle... well two miracles to have entered your life. I do hope you get to go see them soon.

And I love both the cat stitcheries and the bears as well.

Renee said...

Your embroidery blocks are all darling! Congratulations on the babies. They are just too sweet!

Dawn said...

Visiting from Super Mom - No Cape link up - Beautiful embroideries, how relaxing to sit with a puppy on your lap and thread in your hand.

Lin said...

Lovely stitching Raewyn - those cats are fun. xx