Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tardis Birthday Cake, Friday Stitching, a Happy Kitty, and New Stash

Hi, everyone! Last night, we had our friend Nicole's birthday party. Candace decided to get a cake from a local bakery in town instead of making one or buying the usual fare at the grocery store. The bakery had a book of previous commissions and when she saw a Tardis cake, she knew it would be perfect as Nicole LOVES Dr. Who.

The cake was chocolate flavored with a cream filling. It was quite good despite the thick icing on the cake.

Afterwards, we watched Nicole open her presents (lots of geeky kpop stuff and some cross stitch goodies!) and then sat down to watch the rest of the Taiwanese drama we have been trying to finish for a while.

I pulled out my Friday Frolic's my progress from yesterday morning before work and during Nicole's birthday party.

I finished the satin stitching on the longer green areas and split stitched the blue paisley on the left. At the rate I'm going I should have this project finished by the end of the month.

In kitty news, we visited the vet on Wednesday evening and was told that Lily was doing great. She had to stay in the cage and continue to wear the cone of shame until Friday night.

This afternoon she has been enjoying the sunlight through our front door. She is a lot happier now that she has freedom to run about the house.

While out this morning looking for some red yarn, I found this adorable embroidery kit at Hobby Lobby. I love the subject of this kit, it's called 'Shy Fairy'.....perfect for a fairy tale loving bookworm! It is by the illustrator and embroiderer, Tamar Nahir-Yanai. She has a few kits released through DMC, but she a lot more on her own website.

I plan on it being one of my Friday Frolic projects in the future!!!

Enjoy your weekend! Until next time ^____^


  1. Good morning, Rachel. I am loving how those colors pop!! You can never go wrong with tangerine and kiwi! LOL I love to wear those colors in the Spring..whether I look good or not. LOL

    Miss Lily looks a lot happier. There is something about laying in the sun that just makes the soul happy...

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Lol I would never wear something that bright. I love purples and blues though :)

      Yes, Lily loves being in the sun. I didn't realize this, but when the vet was taking Lily's temperature, she said it was 100° and I assumed Lily had a fever.

      The vet told me that normal temperatures for cats were between 99-102°!

      Lol needless to say when she lays in the sun, her fur gets so hot. She's a mini furnace!!

      Have a great week :)

  2. Hi Rachel,
    Your paisley piece is beautiful...such vibrant colours! And the embroidery is sweet. How to keep Miss Lily safe from ingesting other things now that this ordeal is over, I wonder. Our dogs throw up if they eat something they shouldn't. I don't know if I have mentioned that we subscribe to Acorn and get to watch lots of BBC productions. A real favourite of ours as well.
    Glad to have found you!!

    1. I love Acorn films. I usually see them on Netflix or rent them from the library.

      Ah, frequent cleaning and vacuuming is the best we can do for Lily. I wish was more like a dog and knew to throw up harmful things or at least avoid them! But she's a crazy inquisitive kitty!

      Thanks. I hope to get better at my stitching. Practice, practice!

      Have a great weekend. Hopefully you are getting a break from snow.