Tuesday, December 27, 2005

purple cat returns

Way back in October I gave you a glimpse of my purple cat embroidery. Well, I did a second embroidery, again with a purple cat, that a friend fell in love with. So this was my gift to her for Christmas. Hope she really does love it and wasn't just being nice. I gave it to her unfinished like this so that if she wants to block it straight she can - I'd probably let it stay a bit skeewampus. As in, yes, this picture is true to life - it really is all crooked like this.

I learned the technique from Sue Dove's "Painting with Stitches" which I highly recommend. Very simple to do - it's just 6-strands of embroidery floss over needlepoint canvas. She gives you ideas on how to design your own (as I did) or you can use her patterns.

Today I finished the quilting on Noel and got the binding machined on. Should have it finished tomorrow. I was all set to watch an old Joan Crawford movie on TCM when I got a call from my hairdresser. D'oh - I made it only ten minutes late.

5 comments:

Dawn said...

You continue to amaze me with the stuff you do! I"m not big into cats - but is is really cool how the stitches make the motion. And I LOVE the palm tree!

Finn said...

Love Purple Cat #2...he/she is just evil enough looking to be interesting and just sweet enough to be loveable..*VBG* Love the way the stitches reflect the light. I think your friend will be pleased!!! Love the palm tree and fishy..great piece!

Tropical Screamer said...

Palm trees are one of my favorite things as are cats.

What a great "painting."

Darilyn

Bonnie said...

Great stitchery! I love it.....specially the colors, it looks like stained glass only better! :c)

Bonnie

Darcie said...

Your "Purple Cat #2" is adorable, Tonya! You're amazing!

And I can't believe you gave it away! You're a good friend.