Monday, March 10, 2014

"Meow" says the beagle

I have a finish but first you need to see what I saw the other afternoon.  Imagine my surprise when I turned around and saw a beagle on my window sill.  And it's my lazy, least agile beagle, Shasta, to boot.  There hasn't been a critter on my window sill since my last cat died.

I wish I could have seen her get there.  I can't imagine what prompted her to give it a try.  There was no food involved, so I don't know what her motivation was.  She must have stretched from the couch arm over to the window sill.  I'm just happy she got stuck there long enough for me to get a picture of it.   Though I would love to see what she looked like from outside the house.   Can you imagine the comments from passerby?  "Say lady, that's an odd kitty you've got in your window."

And no, I didn't have to rescue her.  She got down on her own.  Clever beagle.

Okay, on to the stitching.  I finished The Way to Happiness over the weekend.  I love it and hope my friend does too. 

I will be starting one for myself soon but first I have to prepare the fabric for a Friendship Sampler that the members of my EGA group is doing.  There are about a dozen of us participating in this project.  It's going to be a band sampler with everyone stitching a band.  The fabric is 40" long and will definitely be the longest thing I've ever stitched on.  I need to mark the middle and the 2 edges and I need to stitch the top band.  Since I just bought the fabric last week, I don't have anything done yet.  Though I did wash the fabric and iron it over the weekend.  Our meeting is the 17th so I need to get my rear in gear here.  Once we begin, I won't see my sampler again until it's been stitched by everyone involved.  

I've never done anything like this before and am really looking forward to it.  Though I don't know if I can stand the year-long suspense before seeing it again.


  1. I love beagles - she is so cute !!!!
    Your finish is very beautiful !!!!!!

  2. That would be funny to see a beagle on any windowsill. Love your finish great job on it.

  3. Love the title of your post :)
    Lovely finish, I'm sure your friend will love your gift.

  4. That is too cute about the dog. Maybe she wanted to sunbath :-) Good luck on the stitching.