Monday, June 15, 2009

Just another Monday update


Rain, rain and more rain. That's what we've been having. The sun is finally shining but now I'm at work. I really think the damp dreary weather got to me this weekend. I don't have any stitching to show. Not a lot of progress on the WIPs I posted last week and the three starts I attempted this past weekend only have a few stitches in each. My stitching mojo is sadly missing. Nothing really got my interest enough to get into even when Rory wasn't in my lap.

Speaking of Rory. He is getting so big. I swear he grows every night and looks bigger in the morning. He is a good little boy. Most of the time.


He is getting braver and braver at chasing poor old Rosie. (She's eight years old compared to his three months.) And she has taken to hiding out in his crate! Either she thinks he hates and won't go in it unless he has to or she just likes it in there. You know, come to think of it she used to sleep in it when I had it up for my Maggie years ago.


A view of my back yard from the back.

Since I don't have any stitching to show I thought I would show you all some of the flowers that have been blooming. Many of them are already finished for the season but maybe a posting of pretty blooms will brighten someones day like they do mine.

















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Until next time.............................

Love, stitches and licks

Kathy

and Rory too.

32 comments:

Marjorie said...

I have periods too when I just don't feel like stitching (OK, mine usually only last a day at most, LOL). This phase will pass. Your yard is beautiful, you are lucky to have so much space.

Terry said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Hope your stitching mojo comes back soon.

Alice said...

Same thing here Kathy. Raining since yesterday and I have not been stitching either. Must be because its summer and there are other things to do. Rory does seem to grow by the day. Love all your plant/flower photos and it so happens that you have an identical dogwood to mine. : )
Hugs
Alice

Cindy F. said...

Your yard is the kind of yard we hope to have one day...when the deer leave our part of Texas!! It's beautiful and so are your flowers:)

Daffycat said...

Awwww, Rosie is so cute sleeping in Rory's bed! My old Daffy used to do that too.

Kristin said...

Oh what amazing flowers! Do you want to come fix my flower beds?

DJ said...

Wow Kathy, your flowers look so pretty, it must be a pleasure to sit in your back yard and just take in all the beauty. Your "fur babies" look precious too. I hope you're feeling up to stitching soon too... *Hugs* DJ

Threads and thoughts said...

Wow, such lovely flowers!
Having 3 cats from 11 and 12, then adding a dog to the household has kept me busy for a couple of months. Now things have settled down. The cats had the funiest places to hide. It works well in the end.
I too have days that the stitching bug has gone on holidays. Don't worry, it always comes back!
Edith

Carissa said...

Kathy, those are beautiful flowers! I love the Iris and Daylilies especially. Rory is absolutely beautiful!

Jan said...

Loved seeing all of your pretty flowers, thanks for sharing pics of them. They are gorgeous!!

Kitties love boxes/crates,etc!!

Trecie said...

The rain is definately making the flowers beautiful. Rory Looks like he got in trouble in the last picture and is trying to think of a way to blame it all on Rosie. ( See mom she took my sleeping spot and it wasn't my fault the lamp and yours stitching got broken and messed up when I was chasing her. Who knew she would hide in your baskets of stitchery.

Carol said...

Your flowers are great.

I'm enjoying following along on the "Adventures of Rory".

The projects from your previous posting are very pretty. I'm looking forward to seeing how Awake the Dawning Day turns out.

Thanks for the comments you have been leaving at my stitching blog.

Mel said...

Lovely flowers.
And Rory is soo cute indeed!

Tracey said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!! Sometimes when I'm not in a stitching mood for awhile, I'll go through my stash for whatever reason-weed out things I no longer want, re-organize it, whatever.. I find that going through my stash helps me feel stitchy again! :)

Debra said...

Your backyard looks great! All that hard work has paid off. Love all the flower pictures.

Anonymous said...

You have some beautiful flowers and hope you get back into your stitching soon

Nancy said...

Rory is just so handsome! Don't cats just like the *box* or *bag* thing? I think she thinks the crate is covered and not see thru! Very pretty flowers, those pictures will make you feel better this winter when you go back and read your blog!

5footrunt said...

Beautiful flowers and they did brighten my day. Thank you for sharing.

Meari said...

Beautiful flowers, Kathy. The pics of Rory are just darling. Your kitty is too funny hiding out in Rory's crate.

Rene la Frog said...

Beautiful pictures of the flowers and of course the kitty and doggie

Siobhan said...

What beautiful flowers--and, of course, Rory and his feline buddy. ;) Sorry to hear about the blahs--I know well how that feels! I hope the weather improves soon & with it, your stitching mojo.

Hazel said...

Great pictures and lovely pics of your garden. x

TattingChic said...

Your flowers are lovely. Congrats on your win of that lady bug biscornu! It's so cute!

ange said...

adorable pets, gorgeous flowers- perfect combination!

Katie P. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I added you to my google reader. I'll be following along!
HUGS!
Katie!!

pictorvia said...

It's ok about not having the stitching mojo. I just lost a project I just started last friday night. Now I'm not sure if I want to start something else or not because I REALLY wanted to work on the one I lost. I love your back yard. Those flowers are absolutely beautiful!

Christina

Vicky L said...

You have a beautiful yard. I wish I had one. I miss having a yard. Your flowers are so beautiful. Rory is so cute. Congrats adopting him!

Mare said...

Love the flowers and pics of your pets! I've got a blank thumb.

CindyMae said...

Rory is going so big! I just can not get over how gorgeous he is. Rosie looks pretty comfy there to me!

Katie said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I enjoyed your photos.

Lisa said...

just found your blog Kathy, Rory is absolutely adorable. Is he a spaniel? I have a 3yr old springer spaniel, and I'm getting a new 8wk old cocker baby at the weekend i can't wait :)
you're garden is lovely, so many beautiful flowers, you;re lucky to have a lot of space, especially for Rory
will visit again soon

Sari said...

What a nice garden you have! And Rory is just a cutie!