Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Design - "Liberty for All" (freebie)
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Navy Jobelan
Fibers -  GAST & WDW changed cherry wine to garnet - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 4 July 2014
Completed - 5 July 2014

Fireworks! And on dark fabric too. Once again though I found it pretty straightforward stitching on the navy fabric.  I stitched outside and the natural light made it easy to see the holes and keep on track.

 On the home-front we had the potential for fireworks.
A young doe decided to check out Padma and Parvati Hufflepuff.

She was extremely curious.

Getting closer.

And closer still.

Padma is an alpha-cat, and generally he does not back down from a confrontation.

"Hmmmm," says the deer with a swipe of her tongue. 

Even closer, and still Padma does not cede any ground.

Well, perhaps finally a little too close for Padma's comfort.

So let's go check out Parvati!

Circling around...

"HISSSSS!," says Parvati.
I think Parvati is a Slytherin (rather than a Hufflepuff) as she sounds just like a snake when she gets riled! 

The cats say, "Retreat and live to fight another day."

One year ago today Mom and I visited Mary Queen of Scot's childhood home, Linlithgow Castle.


cucki said...

Beautiful photos xx

Maggee said...

Wow--that is one cheeky deer! Great commentary!

Barb Cvetnic said...

Such a cute 4th design, love it! That Deer cracked me up, so brave coming in close to you fluffy cat

Giovanna said...

So funny! :-D
Very pretty and festive finish, well done.

Vickie said...

How bizarre!

Von said...

What a funny story!! Glad you got pics!

Margaret said...

So cute! Great confrontation indeed! Nice fireworks too!

Wanda said...

Wow! I am so impressed with the deer and the cats!
Cute ornament Beth. I have kitted up and ornament to stitch on black (have not done this before so am looking forward to seeing what I think of it).

Annette-California said...

Oh I think the deer wanted some new friends:) Love your Liberty for all finish! love Annette

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I like your fireworks and this post is just adorable! :)

Barb said...

Those pictures sure made me smile. That deer was very brave,

Pam in IL said...

How cool that you were able to capture the kitty and deer encounter. I was lucky enough to watch a tame deer and raccoon share mulberries under the mulberry tree.