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Chapter forty-seven – A shivering autumn

previously on the grey tail: post-bath BaBa was another excuse to post a ton of kitty pictures.

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the day before I went to the fair I found this in my snail mail. 🙂

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from the auto-ship at Inspired Needle, the second part of Lizzie Kate’s new mystery Holly & Hearts.

good to know, cause winter is really on its way! we had a few warmer days when we didn’t light up the fireplace, and now we’re back to some really cold temperatures.

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BaBa enjoys the warmth of the WiFi + sunlight combo.
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no wonder it takes me forever to load pages when I’m upstairs.
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and when it’s time for the afternoon nap, he slides under the blanket and loses track of time.
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this pose makes me laugh every time.

and then, to prove that I’ve been stitching, here is an update on the Sunday Mystery Sampler (Mary II) by Plum Street Samplers.

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part 1, Joseph and a pretty pregnant Mary
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part 2, the manger/cradle

 

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part 3, lots of sheep (2 more to go)

I’m using Nina‘s 40ct. Victorian Cacao light and cotton threads: Grizzly, Mill, Apricot, Old Gold, Olive Oil, Pearl, Clay, Espresso, Desert Rose light, Steel, Pecan, Prune, Sea Breeze, Old Lace and White Sheep.

I’m not 100% sure about the brown in the sheep, Mill. it doesn’t stand out like I want it to but it was dark when I took the picture and I really need to take this out and check it properly under the daylight.

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part 3 completed. I changed all the colours and added two tiny borders at the bottom of both Joseph and Mary’s clothes.

then I worked on The Shop Around the Corner‘s StitchME, still working  on the very colorful border. here the light green and yellow portions are still missing.

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here I thought I made the nth miscount, frogged and re-stitched the leaf, checked the chart, told Manu and found out it was meant to be asymmetric – I swear my symmetric OCD will drive me mad. oh well, now it stays as it is.

36ct. French Vanilla linen and Nina’s Threads: Cigar, Moss, Spring Grass, Blush (this is a limited edition colour), Mermaid and Daffodil.

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thank you for the comments,

they always cheer me up.

hugs and happy xxx,

chiara

 

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5 thoughts on “Chapter forty-seven – A shivering autumn

  1. Your Mary’s Sampler is lovely, Chiara! I know I’ll stitch that one some day–just not this year.

    I would imagine your weather is a lot like ours–it is definitely cooling off more and more each day! Winter is on the way (which I don’t mind, as long as I don’t have to go out in it!!)…

    Love your kitty–sure wish I could get another, but my husband is allergic to them so–no more cats for us 😦

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