Thursday, August 5, 2010

First in a series kitty from Val's Stuff

I am collecting the series of Kitty Kalendars from Val's Stuff to stitch up as a quick break from all the big projects I am currently working on in rotation. This is the first one for January. The plan is to stitch them all up, and my framer will mount them and make one small frame to rotate them in and out monthly. She puts little rotating clips on the back of the frame and it's easy to pop the pieces out and replace them. Saves tons on framing costs too!
This one is stitched on a Ltd. Edition fabric by Silkweaver that was in the stash, and using Weeks, DMC and one subbed thread from Crescent Colors called Tabby (of all things!) for the cat, since I was out of Weeks Whitewash. I was working on this on Monday at my LNS's Stitch Night and accidentally switched the scarf purple and the teal harm, no foul since they look fine to me! I wasn't happy with the eyes and whisker placement on the pattern, so I did a little "adjustment" and like it much better.