Friday, 2 February 2018

Cat Embroidery [A Finish]

Sometimes when I'm scrolling through Instagram or browsing Pinterest I come across something that totally grabs me and I know I'm going to have to make it. That's what happened with this project. I've long-followed Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches - one of the first large projects I bought was one of her patterns combining embroidery and patchwork - we'll skate over the fact I still haven't started it! So knowing my daughter loves cats, this little embroidery pattern was a no-brainer.

But of course, whilst I may know I'm going to stitch it, finding the time is another thing. It took me a year to buy the pattern, and then another few months to actually start it. And you know what - it only took a few evenings' work!

I've embroidered it on some linen, using DMC threads, mostly in two strands. I really struggled with the leaf on the bottom left - I wanted bigger gaps between the straight stitches (rather than a solid appearance) and I was concentrating (and failing) on that so much that I ended up with a bit of a funny shape. I'm happier with the other leaves!

It's now all hooped up and ready to hang on Mia's wall. I'm planning on a hoop for each of the girls ecah month this year, and so far with this one for Mia and the pink Dinosaur for Jess, I'm on track!

This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here!

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Karen S said...

This is a sweet little stitchery. I hadn't seen this one before.
Yours looks delightful in the hoop.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's lovely and a very sweet idea for a hoop a month for each of the girls - good luck with that aim! And congratulations on the finish! *waves pompoms*

Tracy said...

What a sweet little hoop - your stitching looks lovely from here. I'm thinking I need to do some embroidery again and this is just the sort of thing I was looking for!

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness, this kitty is so very, very adorable. No wonder you couldn't resist it!