Singular Stitches: Kitty Stitchin'

Monday, January 22, 2007

Kitty Stitchin'

It was another lovely, quiet weekend, spent snuggled up at home with DH and the kittes. I curled up on the couch in the Ladies' Parlour and worked on the afghan. You'll notice that both Quality Control Inspectors were present to test that its thermal properties were up to scratch.

We also had draperies installed on Saturday in the dining room. It's probably our favorite room in the house for a number of reasons. We just love the wallpaper that the previous owners chose (which makes us wonder what they were smoking thinking when they papered the master bedroom!) and there's a lot of wood, but the view from the window, particularly when there's snow on the ground, is just lovely. For this reason, we never put any window covering up (and neither had the previous owners). The back of our house faces West, so it typically gets the brunt of any wind, and in the summer, it lets sun in from about 2pm to sunset.

So, after much reluctance and discussion, we finally decided to get thermal draperies. (You'd think we were making a decision on some life or death situation! :o)

Unfortunately, this is the most snow we've had all season, but here's the view from the window. That tiny little house looking thing attached to the first tree to the right of the center of the windows is a squirrel feeder my dad made for us. Periodically, I fill it up with peanuts.

Every time one of us sees a squirrel sitting on the feeder, we say "Squirrrrrrrrel!" (Like from Christmas Vacation... :o)


Blogger Barb said...

The cats look very comfortable. They are breaking in your new knitting piece. We have quite a bit of snow here too and more will come each day this week. Oh well...

Monday, January 22, 2007 4:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOOO, how pretty your dining room is. The draperies are beautiful (I like the wallpaper too)

Monday, January 22, 2007 4:38:00 PM  
Blogger ollie1976 said...

The cats are sooo cute. One of mine was sitting on my lap last night while I was cross-stitching-it is funny trying to work around them!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:19:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Your curtains are beautiful. Your dining room looks fantastic - what a view!

Thursday, January 25, 2007 1:02:00 PM  
Blogger Carto said...

Wow - what a lovely dining room you've got there. The drapes look fabulous and I love the light - I've always wanted one of those, but my house is so pokey, it would take up the whole living room! Good job there 'quality testers'! If they like it, it's sure to be a winner :) x

Thursday, January 25, 2007 3:28:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Awww, how nice of them to provide quality control for you! I wish my babies were lap kitties.

Saturday, January 27, 2007 11:44:00 AM  

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