Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On Receiving a Gift this Morning and being nominated for a blog award

I have been having a little trouble sleeping this week, waking up earlier each day. I was trying to be quiet and not wake DH so I was checking out stitching things and perusing Facebook this morning. Well, the Thanksgiving Faery has sent me a chart! I was so surprised as it was completely unexpected. Someone had asked for my E-mail address, but as I have gotten several really kind E-mails since Friday and it just didn't occur to me to think of being RAK'd.

I won't keep you in suspense. Here is the lovely Mini Cheshire Cat.

Isn't it the loveliest thing? It has been on my wishlist for some time. It reminds so much of the stray cat that sits in my tree out front.

It also presents a bit of a dilemma. When QS Dragon Soul is finished I had planned to make Mini The Black my next black and white project. I really enjoy stitching them. But now there is this and I will have to decide. I've compared and Cheshire cat is smaller and takes only 22 skeins of floss which is much less than The Black. Decisions Decisions. Why must we always choose?

In other exciting news Sharine, over on Charbella Stitching has nominated me for a Leibster Award. The rules are pretty simple and I'm going to give that its very own post as I haven't finished picking out the 5 blogs I want to share it with, there are so many good ones. Thank you so much Sharine. I fell really blessed to have such wonderful stitching friends.

Now, I don't know how to do a one of those things where you can vote. I guess I need to figure that out when I'm off work for the holiday, but if you'd like to, feel free to tell me which you think I should try to kit up next. Mini Cheshire Cat above, or Mini The Black, below?

It will be a bit of fun to see what everyone chooses!

Well, Happy Thanksgiving Stitching everyone. I know I'll be stitching on QS Dragon Soul so that I can be that much closer to starting my next black and white.


Monique said...

I choose cheshire cat. Although I am baised due to being a cat person:-)

Angela CG said...

Both are beautiful but I have to go with cheshire cat. It is the most visually stimilating.

Anonymous said...

Cheshire Cat! Love!

Emma/Itzy said...

Mini The Black is one of my 2013 starts so maybe I am a little bias... Cheshire Cat is beautiful though, I don't remember seeing it before so it will be added to my wishlist I am sure :)

sharine said...

Beautiful new chart:)

Unknown said...

I would Cheshire cat - but that is because i think i would go nuts with all the shades of black. Both are great charts - good luck trying to choose

Anonymous said...

Well, Molly is yelling "Mini The Black", so I guess I better put her vote in, LOL!


PS -- Hope you enjoy whichever one you choose. :)

Mama Dog said...

Thanks to everyone who has made a choice so far.

DH has picked Cheshire Cat, but I am still wavering so I'm waiting to see if anyone else weighs in. It is really fun to hear what people would pick, and why.

I really like both of these.

The Crafty Princess said...

How cool is Sharine for sending you such an awesome thanksgiving gift.

I love the design of cheshire cat however I love love love and adore horses, so I pick Mini The Black.

xo Alicia

Anonymous said...

Start both if you can. If not, the one that will cost you least while all of your job hunting goes on. De-stress however you can.


Anonymous said...

I love both of these charts and don't think you could go wrong with either. I'm with Rhonda though, pick the one that will cost you the least to start. Of course with Christmas coming up you might hint up enough supplies to start both! Love that idea.


Mama Dog said...

Thanks for your suggestions everyone. I love the idea of starting both but I have so many new starts already I'll be stitching for years. As it stands it is 6 for Cheshire Cat and 2 for The Black, in mini of course.
Cheshire is definitely less to kit up so it will probably be that. Hard to say though, as I've been thinking it would be The Black for a couple of weeks though. I'm so indecisive sometimes, I even drive myself crazy.