26 April 2011

your home is your castle...

in days of olde, when knights were bold,
the pipes were cast of iron

through the ages they succumbed to crumble
and Havoc reigns

but new ramparts are being built

new trenches being dug
and a new moat to stave off future invaders

even with little royal flourishes of pipe-napkin-folding

(tutorial upon request)

while the legions toil,
I’ll retreat to my tower
and continue to polish up the crown

where are those ladies-in-waiting when you need them….

Slaying any dragons this week in your castle?


Alexis said...

Oh no! You better just head off to Will and Kate's wedding now...

Custom Comforts said...

So cute! Love your sense of humor and of course your beautiful work.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Yikes! We slayed dragons last year right after the holidays. No more for me for a long, long time...please...

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh, perfect post for the royal wedding week!! Take care, Caroline

Audrey Pettit said...

Ugh, looks like a lot of messy work is going on around your castle! ;)
Love the stitchery, once again! You are a marvel!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Okay, then, I'll stop complaining about the yard work I have to do, Cathy! : ) As always, the embroidery is beautiful!

The Buzz said...

Looks like you're doing the work we did last year - nothing like a new pipe job to make you thankful for the royal flushes!

quintessence said...

Love that you are offering pipe-napkin-folding tutorials - how handy!! Good luck with your project - we will all feel royally endowed with your charming crown in the meantime!!

Barbara F. said...

Great post! Love the embroidery. xo,

La Dolfina said...

Wow Cathy, you never cease to amaze with you wit and creative genius!
Thank you so much for everything my friend...
I hope you know how very much I appreciate you :)
I'll keep you posted...


Susan T said...


A VERY special parcel has arrived in the post - and I was expecting a price list!!! I don't know what to say. It is so very kind of you, and so beautiful. I know what my post will be about tommorow.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

pretty pink tulips said...

Your puns always have me in stitches!!!! You are a blogging royal highness!

xoxo Elizabeth

Privet and Holly said...

Love how you've
tied this in to
royal fever!! Hmm,
the gardens at this
moment as the invaders ~
i.e. weeds ~ are popping
up as fast as the
xx Suzanne
PS: LOVE the monogram.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Hopefully all this mess will become something fun someday? Love the embroidery...of course :)

Deborah said...

Love your stitchwork and the colour is gorgeous!
Looks like you're slaying your dragons!!

Deborah xo