Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Bird Watching and Stitching

 How is it August already?  All last week I was confused on what day of the week it was and woke up this morning thinking it was the last day of July.

Over the weekend, I did some simple little bird stitches that are found in the digital library of Tirazain.com, documenting Palestinian Embroidery.
The backgrounds are cut out from a local museum calendar that showcased a collection of vintage rugs and prayer mats.
Birdwatching is something Miss Rosie and I have in common.  She often falls asleep on the table by the window when she is watching them which is exactly what she did when we came back from the vet yesterday.
Unfortunately, have been going there every day with her since Sunday.  Not sure what happened, but I noticed on Saturday that she had swelling on her right leg -- like a small ball on the side.  Vet says it could be some sort of strain from jumping.  I hope it wasn't caused by me because she has a very bad habit of sneaking up behind me and laying at my feet when I'm in the kitchen and then I nearly fall when I stumble over her.  The vet had pricked the swollen area with a needle to see what was inside and unfortunately, the next morning, Rosie decided to gnaw on it causing yet another problem and more medications required.  
She looks so pitiful but is doing okay and still playful and is happy as long as she is getting packet food and treats.  I just hope the wound heals soon.

Happy new month.


Delighted Hands said...

Awwww! She sure does look pitiful on her sick bed! lol I hope she is well soon!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
How clever that bird embroidery patters is made!
Love your use of background—stunning.
As for Rosie, let's hope indeed that she will heal quickly.
Big hug,

Lorrie said...

Those look like fun and simple bird patterns. I hope Rosie soon heals and feels better.

Betsy said...

Poor little Rosie. I hope she's soon feeling much better and back to her bird watching. Those little cross stitch birds are darling and the backgrounds fit her perfectly.
Have a wonderful Wednesday Tammy.
Blessings and hugs,

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Aah poor Miss Rosie; she has had a rough few days. I sure hope she starts feeling better. I love the little bird cross stitches, Tammy and your finishing looks amazing. Clever use of the calendar.These little stitches would make darling gifts as well. Have a lovely week.

Quinn said...

Little Rosie is such a sweetheart! I love the picture of her sitting in her little "garden," and looking up at you. She's so lucky to have you looking after her, Tammy!
And your stitching and presentation is perfection. I visit the link - such a treasure-trove of motifs.

Dee said...

You got a new kitty! She is adorable. Hope she is feeling all better real soon.

Melanie said...

Aww, sweet little Rosie. She is so pretty. I hope she heals quickly. I know what you mean about cats getting underfoot. I can't tell you how many times I've nearly tripped over Clementine. And the other day, Brian accidentally stepped on her foot. :-(

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Poor little Rosie, hope she is ok.
Your little bird stitcheries are gorgeous, so simple and elegant

Sandy said...

Oh poor Rosie, hope her boo boo gets better soon. Cute stitching, and I love the background you choose.

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, the poor dear! I'm so behind on my blog reading, I hope she is well by now. I love birds as well, amazing creatures.

Traveling Suitcase said...

Waving hi as I make my blog rounds. Hope all is well with you.

Angie said...

Oh dear. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that picture of her looking up at you! I would not be able to deny her a thing!

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