Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Thread & Old Cats

Yesterday I made an excursion to Calgary to buy some balls of Valdani Pearl Cottom #8.  Since I love varigated threads I can't resist this beautiful stuff made in Romania.  I have only found one store in Calgary that carries it so it is a big deal to make the trip (over an hour drive each way) and treat myself.  Isn't it beautiful? - perfect for seam treatments! 

I bought thirteen balls and I guess I should have realized that wasn`t a lucky number - you may note there are only 11 balls in the photo.  I`m not sure what the mathematical equation would be.... 7 cats + 13 threads = 11 threads?  Well, you can guess what I woke up to this morning.  Below you will see a few photos of that.

I could have taken lots more photos - thread wrapped around the piano legs and bench, around the table legs, over and under everything on the table, etc. 

Repeating my mantra:  I love my cats, I love my cats, I love my cats....  Do I sound convinced yet?  lol


Ann Flowers said...

unraveled thread AHHHHHH.

First off that is some GORGEOUS thread!!!! Variegated is so beautiful.

I am sorry about the cats late night treat!

Was any of the thread unraveled salvageable?

Ann Flowers

Diane said...

Oh dear, how awful. There must be lengths inbetween that you can save. If it's too much work, stuff it into a bag and we'll all help sort it out in September!
As a consolation nibble on some of those chocolately things in the post below!

gocrazywithme said...

Oh Kerry, I laughed out loud picturing your face when you first saw this. But I'll admit, I'd be wondering if I loved my cats THAT much if it was me!
Did you ever see the old Disney movie "The Ugly Dachshund"? It's about a Great Dane raised with some dachsies, and the trouble those little weiners make for him. They do this sort of thing with yarn. Funny, if it isn't happening to YOUR threads!

Cynthia said...

Oh Lord, that reminds me so much of my kitty. She always "helped" with any needlework I was doing. It's been 12 years and I miss her still.

Sorry about the thread, it is really beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I must thank you!! I laughed out loud. I am suffering from a very itchy rash, (for months) and yesterday had a minor breakdown. I love kitties. I am so sorry for your loss, and hope you can salvage much of your beautiful threads. But, I loved this and thank you again for sharing. I really needed to laugh.