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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Leaping into Cross Stitch and some pets at Kainga."


Hello,

This is my first ever post on a leap year day. So this month with the extra day I was able to finish my first Cross Stitch Christmas Tree Ornament. Pretty excited about this finish for OPAM (One Project a Month) I hope to do some more like this.


 The pattern is a freebie available from Helga's blog.

I was hoping to get a picture of Clyde for Tuesday's Treasures.


I had to wake the poor boy up. Asleep on top of my chair as per usual. We all love Clyde and want to come back as him in the next life. Sleeping all day. Though I could easily give the mice eating a miss.

We have a pet outside too.


I hope I didn't scare you.


Here it is from the other side.

It is that time of the year when the Golden Orb spiders are out. There web is golden and it is built like a fortress.

Happy days.
Bev C

15 comments:

Kelli said...

Oh MY. I hope those spiders aren't poisonous. They look completely creepy and scary, and oddly beautiful at the same time! Ick. I loved the part about giving the mice eating a miss. lol Great Christmas ornament! xo Happy Leap Day!

Fiona said...

Love the cross stitch ... so pretty... and Clyde looks very very content.... not keen on spiders... not at all and those golden webs go all over my citrus trees... not keen on spiders... you see you have made me in a panic....
Hugz

marina said...

love the indoor pet but not the outdoor pet as much!
Lovely cross stitch it is a cute as pattern.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Golden orbs spiders are true artists aren't they. Love seeing them in their webs as long as they stay there. Love your frosty fellow cross stitch and I agree let's all be a Clyde.

Cheryll said...

It's taken you four years to get this post written? Please don't wait sooo long for the next one!~ LOL :)

Maria said...

Love your Orbs I have a few around here too.
Love your cross stitch.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely Christmas ornament. Thank you for the link!
We often say the same of Bibi, wanting to be her in a second life. Sleeping and getting really spoilt (o:
Leave the other pet far away from me. I am definitely not the spider kind of girl...

Terriaw said...

Wow, that is a big, nasty spider! I don't think I've ever seen one so big and plumb and juicy. (shivers) Adorable picture of Clyde! My hubby and I have agreed we both want to come back in our next life as a cat. Nice to see all the cute stitchery projects keeping you busy these days!

Cybele's patch said...

Right in time for Christmas ;-))
Lovely cross stitch Bev. Clyde seems a happy cat. Who would not like a life like that? Your outdoor pet is pretty as well. I used to be scared of spiders but since we lived in Australia I am only scared of BIG spiders now.

Sally said...

So that's what that spider is called. We have them in our garden just now too. I'm going to make comment on that next time I'm in the garden with my love and blow him away with how smarty pants I am. Thanks!!!

Mitzi said...

Clyde looks like he enjoys a life of leisure! Next time you photograph one of those spiders, could you put a Coca-Cola can next to it so we can see which is larger? lol

Mitzi

Melody said...

Bad blogger wouldn't let me leave a comment next week. Thank you so much for sharing your pets. - not sure about your spider friend

Melody said...

Bad blogger wouldn't let me leave a comment next week. Thank you so much for sharing your pets. - not sure about your spider friend

Melody said...

Bad blogger wouldn't let me leave a comment next week. Thank you so much for sharing your pets. - not sure about your spider friend

Sharon said...

Sweet Christmas ornament!
I'm okay with spiders as long as they stay outside and I don't accidentally run into them face first causing me to instantly become a karate expert with lots of yelling. LOL!
We have a similar spider that builds their webs around here in September each year.