Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Talking about cats.

Sylvia over at Linens And Royals has two adorable fluffy cats named Charlotte and Emily, who feature regularly on her blog. Sylvia wrote a post about her cat ornaments recently, and I thought it was a fun idea, so I ran around our house, snapping pics of our cat stuff!
I found this cute little vase at an opshop yesterday for 50 cents.
I stitched this needlepoint/tapestry about 30 years ago.
This sugar bowl was a Christmas gift from a fellow cat lover.
Another opshop find a few years ago. There were two - this blue one and a pink one, which I gave to another cat loving friend (hi Connie!)
Patchwork wall hanging that I made last year.
I love this pair of kitties! They are made of wood. Another gift.
I'm sure this must be the biggest selling design of all the Kleenex lines!
Little fridge magnets from an American friend, many years ago. I think she would be amazed to know that I still have them on our fridge!
I bought this magnet a few years ago, and it still gets a laugh from people catching sight of it.
Yet another opshop find - a set of four cups and saucers. There is also a mug hanging below them, with black cats on it.
Two more of my embroidered pictures with cats.
Black Cat calendar in the kitchen. This comes out every year, and I have kept them all for the last four or five years. Anybody got a suggestion on what I can do with them? (apart from throwing them in the recycle bin)
Biscuit cutter in the shape of a cat, and no, I haven't used it yet. When I do, you'll see a kitty biscuits photo here!


Blogger Linens and Royals said...

Hi Gina, I,m still here-always meaning to comment and then off I go lurking again. Love all your cat ornaments and always try to buy that design tissue box. Now I'll be on the lookout for a cat cookie cutter.
Sorry you didn't get to see Mali,she must be very popular.
Thanks too for the link to my blog. Sylvia

Thursday, 18 March, 2010  
Blogger Judy B said...

I have a heap of calendars of assorted designs .... I would love a big toilet door to hang them all behind, all showing different months! ...... but it is more practical perhaps to make them into books, part diary, part collection of interesting photos. One of many projects on my list!
Judy B

Sunday, 21 March, 2010  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Sylvia and Judy - Sylvia, you have email, and Judy, I have to reply to you here because you don't have a blog for me to comment on, so I hope you see this!
I have a pile of calendars too - cats, classic motorcycles (the MOTH's collection), Australian birds, and so on. I can't bear to throw them out, so the pile keeps growing every year...I've had some of them bound into 'books', and I'd like to make placemats out of some of them too, but one just runs out of time!

Sunday, 21 March, 2010  

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