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Saturday, March 26, 2011

1,501!!!

1,501 yup! This is post 1,501!!!!  I didn't realize that yesterday's post was 1,500.  I think this is a cause for celebration!  Also tomorrow is my 35th Birthday, a double reason to celebrate!  There's not better way to celebrate than with a draw!  Seeing as I have two reasons to celebrate I will pick two winners!!!  What will you win?  Who knows, at least something stitched by me. 

Can you tell this isn't well thought out but has kinda come out as I'm typing.  So if you want to enter my 1,501/Birthday draw please leave a comment.  If you don't have an e-mail address attached to your blogger profile or not a blogger member please be sure to leave me your e-mail address on your comment.

Thursday night I got myself an early Birthday present


Isn't he adorable!  Todd and I agreed right away that when Cuddles was no longer with us that when we were ready we'd get a new kitten.  I met this adorable little guy (I hope its hard to tell he's so small!) on Thursday night and fell in love, aren't his markings gorgeous?  He still doesn't have a name yet, we've thrown a few around but nothing has stuck yet.

Now as for Hunter, I think he's sulking a bit.  There's been posturing, hissing, growling, and a few clawless swats at the kitten.  He is still talking to me and Todd, so that's good.  We've been giving him lots of love an attention.

How about a little stitching finally?  I bet you've all been dying to see Enchantment of Winter!  I'm just absolutely loving this piece and its a joy to stitch.  The purple silks are just so vibrant.

While flying to and from the DR and Arizona I worked on my Quilt Blocks on aida.  There's over 40 of these buggers to do, but I do have some stitching friends lined up to help me out a few blocks at a time!!

I'm looking forward to a pretty quiet Birthday weekend.  The girls at work had a cake and card for me yesterday.  Tonight its dinner with the family, and tomorrow the big day itself nothing is happening.  I'm looking forward to settling in the new kitten and stitching.

76 comments:

Bonnie Brown said...

Your new addition is very cute! I can't wait to meet the little guy :)
Your enchantment is coming along really good!! You have gotten a lot done.
I need to get a start on my part of your quilt.. going to get floss today :)

Cole said...

Happy Birthday! Your new little guy is so sweet, he reminds me of my cat we had growing up, his name was Meow :) I hope Hunter adapts soon!

Enchantment is very pretty.

Hazel said...

Happy birthday Dani! I love your new kitten. Adorable. Great wips too. I love that purple. x

riona said...

I'd love to have something stitched by you ... so please enter me in the drawing.

And I have got to say this post was pretty wide-ranging ... so where to start with reactions???

The new kitten is adorable but I do understand Hunter's posturings ... gotta maintain that dominance!

The winter piece is sumptuous ... love those purples. As for the quilt, more power to you for tackling Aida ... after participating in a round robin that was limited to aida last year, I will never never go back to the stuff again.

And Happy Birthday, youngster!

Sally said...

Happy Birthday. You birthday present is a gorgous boy, looks very similar to my little girl Grizz.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!
OMGosh that kitten!!! I want to cuddle him. So so cute.

Ruth said...

Your birthday present is just so cute, and I love the purple in the Enchantment.

Karen said...

That is one cute kitten! Winter Enchantment looks fantastic! I love the purples. Great progress on the quilt blocks too.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Dani! Have a fantastic time.

Your new kitty is adorable. I want to give him a cuddle! I am sure Hunter will adjust to his new buddy:)

Your WIPs are gorgeous. I love that purple in Enchantment of Winter.

I would love to be entered into your birthday/ 1,501 post draw please:)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Happy Birthday with Many Happy Returns Dani.
The little kitten is adorable.
Be always in stitches

Katri said...

Happy Birthday! What a cute present you have there, aww, he's so adorable :-)

Oh, and a draw with a chance to win something stitched by you, couldn't pass that...

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! Love your new BD present. So cute!

Penny said...

What a cute birthday present. He looks like my cat Taz. Same type of grey longish hair tiger. Anyway love a chance at any type of drawing. Others are safe as I never win. LOL
Address is in my blogger profile
Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow

Penny I

natalyK said...

What a beautiful addition to your family. He is beautiful and I hope you decide on a name soon. Have a wonderful birthday!

I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Chris said...

Hunter will get over it! The new baby is so sweet.

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday Dani! Hope you have a great day. Your new kitty is adorable. Your WIPs are gorgeous. I love that purple in Enchantment of Winter.I would love to be entered into your birthday/ 1,501 post draw please.

Cath said...

Dani , your new baby is so gorgeous . I'm sure Hunter will get used to him soon .
Hope you have a lovely birthday .
I'd love to be entered in your draw .XXX

Christine said...

Happy Birthday, Dani! What a great birthday gift to yourself; he's adorable!

xinef said...

Cute kitten!! And Happy Birthday!

Lynn said...

Oh Dani, he's adorable!!He has the most beautiful markings. I can't wait to meet him.
EoW is really coming along since the last time I saw it. Love that purple!
Happy Birthday and congrats on 1501posts! Please enter me into your draw. I'd love to have something special stitched by you.
Enjoy your special day!

Von said...

Congrats on reaching the beyond 1500 post mark!! What a sweet way to celebrate both that and your birthday. :)

Barbi said...

Happy pre-birthday Dani!!! Congrats on the 1501 post! And oh my word....how lucky to have found such a beautiful baby boy! He's gorgeous! Hunter will get used to him....he'll show him who's boss and then he'll quite pouting. LOL

Alisa said...

Happy Birthday, Dani! Also, congrats on the 1500+ posts! Your new kitten is adorable, what a wonderful happy birthday to you. :) Have an awesome day tomorrow!!!

Kathy A. said...

Ahhh - he is just too cute. I think Leo would be a nice name ROFLMAO.
Enchantment is gorgeous.
Congratulations on 1501 posts. A drawing - I love your work. Toss me in!!!!

geeky Heather said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

The new kitten is ADORABLE.

And Enchantment of Winter is looking very pretty!

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday. Thank you for signing up on my give away.
I think your little blue eyes is just adorable. I am a sucker for a kitten.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Lovely stitching, as always and your new addition is very cute...hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ranae said...

Happy Birthday!!! and what a cute present. He's so small.
Please enter me in your give-away.
Look for mine soon

claudia said...

Happy Birthday Dani!
You should call the little guy Lucky...he's a lucky kitty getting to live with you! He is adorable. Hunter will get over the newness. He does look a little put out though! LOL!

Anonymous said...

What a cut ie he is.
Happy birthday and congratulations on your 1501 post.
Great progress on enchantment.
Look forward to seeing you next weekend
Clare

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday Dani - what a special gift. He is soooooo cute.

Congrats on post 1501.

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Dani! And congrats on your 1501 posts :-) I would love to enter your draw.
Your new kitty is adorable!

Pike said...

Happy birthday - and happy blogging! BTW, I promise to send the chart (Christmas trees by Cinnamon Cat) to you when I'm finished. A deal?
Please enter me in the giveaway, too :)

Kate said...

Congratulations on your 1501 post and Happy Birthday!
I'd love to be entered into your draw.
Your new kitty is gorgeous, I'm sure Hunter will adapt.
Love the purples on your winter piece.

Giovanna said...

Many Happy Returns, Dani! Congrats on the new kitten, he's just adorable - I love tabbies :-) Great going on your stitching.

I'd love to be entered in your draw please - you can mail me as gio162 on gmail.com

Myra said...

Happy Birthday! That is one cute kitten and I know he will be keeping you busy. I love those purples in Enchantment - you always do such intricate pieces it is a joy to watch them develop.

Rike said...

Hi Dani,

Congratulation to your 1501 post and of course 'Happy Birthday'.

The little kitten reminds me of a cat I grew up with and I hope you'll share a lot of years.
I think you'll have to teach it to keep its paws off your stitching which - by the way - is very beautiful.

Greetings
Rike

Bette said...

Dani, what a sweet kitty! What a prefect birthday present. He looks like he'll be a real lover.

Happy birthday and congrats on your 1501 post. I'd love to be entered in your draw. Your work is so lovely it would be a privledge to receive it from you.

azxser@aol.com

Louanne said...

Happy Birthday Dani!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!
The new kitten is just adorable, where did you find him?
Those purple silks are amazing, can't wait to see more of that!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Dani! Love the colors in Enchantment of Winter!

Donna said...

Such a sweet little kitten. His face is just precious.
Happy birthday! And happy 1501 post!
Please enter me in your drawing.
Your stitching is just beautiful. I too love the purple.

Carol said...

Happy 35th, Dani! I hope your coming year is filled with love and laughter... And 1501 posts--amazing!! Congratulations :)

The little quilt blocks look like such fun pieces to stitch. Glad to read that you'll have help with some of them...

And, oh, what a dear kitten--I am so jealous! His little face is just precious. And those eyes--sigh... Hope Hunter adjusts to his new companion/competitor very soon.

Alice said...

Happy Birthday, happy 1501st post! Congrats on the new kitty, soooo adorable! Wonderful stitching.

Erna said...

Happy Birthday Dani and thanks for sharing 1501 posts with us...
Hugs
Erna

Darlene said...

Your little kitten looks so cute.
Happy Birthday and congratulations on 1501 posts.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Wishes for today Dani, have a lovely day

I love your new baby, he's adorable and so cute, then i am biased being a kitty lover LOL

Super stitching progress, the quilt blocks are so colourful

congrats on the 1501 post, i'd love to enter into your giveaway, thanks for the opportunity

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday first of all, and congrats on your 1501st post! I'd love to enter your giveaway please if that's ok.
Your new kitten is SO gorgeous, I'm in love lol. Can't wait to find out what name you choose for him.
Lovely stitching progress as well.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Forget the stitching - I WANT THAT KITTEN! Such a cute little thing. Seriously, Happy Birthday and congrats on the blogging landmark. Please enter me for your giveaway

joannemarquis@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I'm glad to hear that Hunter is not too traumatized with the new arrival. If there is a small block (lol) I would be happy to stitch a couple.
Judie

Anonymous said...

PS - Please put my name in your draw. Wow - 1501 posts. Congrats.
Judie

Daffycat said...

OMG that is the BEST birthday present ever! That is the cutest little scooter ever! He's sooo teeny!

Congratulations on the new arrival, Dani!

TeresaB said...

What a perfect birthday present! Such a cutie. Hope the rest of the day was great and that your year is full of wonderful stitches.

Michele said...

he is adorable! and yes please sign me up for your drawing .. congrats on all the posts!!!

Shelleen said...

Happy Birthday and the kitten is precious.

Jo said...

The new addition is simply adorable! So wee!!

Please enter me in your drawing...I'm a fan of your work!

joannm at gmail dot com

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Dani, and congratulations on 1501 posts, that is quite an achievement!
Your early birthday present is just adorable, such beautiful tabby markings.
Enchantment of winter looks stunning, the colours are wonderful.
Please include me in the draw

Bekca said...

That's the cutest birthday present ever! He's so adorable!
I hope you have a lovely time celebrating your birthday, whatever you choose to do. Please enter my name in the draw! And congrats on such a high number of posts. Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dani - hope you had a great day. Sylvia (Muffin Mama)

Sew Wilde said...

Congrats on the new kitten!! So adorable. Congrats on all the posts. I really enjoy both your blogs.

Julie

Jodie said...

Awwwww your new kitten is sooo cute!!!! Happy Birthday! I'd love to be entered into the draw-- 1501 posts is amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Love the cute cute kittie!....And many happy returns! So young!
If you need more help with those quilt squares count me in......and I would love to enter the draw.

Barb

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! 35 was one of my favorite ages!!

Love that Dimples design. I have the eggs but have never started a one yet concentrating primarily on this insects.

Congrats on all your interesting posts.

Mary in TN
neonfrostjaxin at hotmail dot com

jane said...

Congratulations on 1501 posts and Happy Birthday!
Your new kitten is adorable, hope he is settling in OK

Karoline said...

Happy birthday Dani, your new kittie is a real cutie

Ginny said...
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Ginny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATS ON YOUR 1501 POSTS. I enjoy visiting your blog. You always have something interesting to share. Congrats on the new kitty, too. He is so adorable and just look at those blue eyes! Enough to melt your heart.
ginnyds@ameritech.net

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on so many posts!

I hope that you had a great birthday.

I love your new kitty, he's very cute.

Kat said...

Congratulations on 1501 posts and your new family member! We got 2 kittens in August last year and it took us a couple of days before we decided on names: Mischief and Mayhem. Didn't take long to figure out they were aptly named! They're a handful, but such a joy!

Have fun!

~Kat

Raven/Missy said...

Awwww the kitten is adorable! I just want to cuddle him! Congratulations on the new kitty!

I love the Enchantment of Winter, I have it in my stash, it is a beautiful design. Your quilt blocks also look great.

I would love to be added to your giveaway. Happy Birthday and congrats on 1501 posts!

Doris said...

Happy birthday Dani!!!. cute cats, i love black one. and the stitching is pretty pretty!

Diet Starts Tomorrow said...

Congrats on all the posts!! I'm very impressed.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I love your birthday present! I vote for something like Tracker (You already have a Hunter! heh!).
I would love to be in your blog draw! I always love seeing your photos (you really should sell some of these!), and your stitching!

Stacey in NS
turnermassage@hotmail.com

Aussie Stitcher said...

The new kitty is gorgeous and a wonderful birthday present. Happy Birthday Dani, I hope all of your wishes come true. Please enter me into your draw, my email is wright @ aussiebb dot com dot au.

mollycaff said...

Happy Birthday Dani!! Your new kitten is such a cutie, there's no way anyone could resist that little face. I hope Hunter stops sulking soon

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday! Your kitten is adorable!

dragonxser said...

awwww, what a sweetie! And Happy Birthday to you!