Sunday, March 16, 2008

In case I forget tomorrow...

Happy St Patrick's Day


Goals

I decided to do this. I have not posted any goals in forever. I think it is because I was not interested in stitching much.

But, with the latest finish I am inspired to stitch.

Goals for April 2008:

- Live Learn and Love - at least the middle part

- Precious Moments

- (if I get really bored) a kit with 2 black terriers. I don't know if they are Boston Terriers. But, they are black terriers with pointed ears and they have short legs so they are close to the ground. I think they are cute. But, I have a serious feeling that the count is off. I will see.

Finish #1 of 2008

I think I have this completed. I wish I were like famous artists and Food Network cooks who see and taste their finished work and are real proud.

But, here it is:



I will find a nice frame for it. I decided not to do the purse. I also found a recipient! I have a dear friend named Janet. She is always there for me. She has seen me crying, angry as all get out, happy, joyful and everything in between. She is also my on-call psychiatrist. She is a dear friend.

She has a male cat. His name is Dante. He is colored black and taupe like my kitten. So I made for her a female companion for her Dante.

As soon as I get the frame ready and get it ready to present as a gift I will post it.

Thanks for your help and support.





Saturday, March 15, 2008

Progress

I worked on this earlier so I thought I would post an update.

I seem to be getting rather frustrated with this. I am not sure why.

But, I am glad I am working on it. Up close it really isn't that great. But, I guess from far away it is not that bad.

Carry on...I will work on this later. I have reached my 60 to 90 minute stretch of cross stitching. If I stitch again the pattern gets confusing.

FYI - the light blue you see in the middle is part of a flower. I am working on it. It looks kinda "too blue" for me.

Thanks to all my cross stitching friends from everywhere for your input and help.

Have a great day!

Friday, March 14, 2008

What I decided to do

Since I was off count by one stitch I decided to take out the stitches that were wrong.

I am going to stitch it right hopefully. I did buy new colors for the face. I find it awkward that the cat is two different colors. It doesn't look natural to just have a white face.

I will post more pix as I work on this.

Thanks for the tips!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kitty cat 1

I have been working on this cat for awhile. Since last fall. This is the first time post.

I am getting frustrated yet again. I don't think I am counting right. But, I thought I was.

Take a look...



I am trying to work on the face now.

I changed colors! I couldn't stand the orange. So I am using these colors. My friend has a male cat with those colors, black and taupe, so I think I am giving it to her.

I am using the picture as my pattern guide. The pattern that came with it is really hard to read.

Any suggestions on how to do the face?

Thanks