Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mouse with Teddy Cat

Very bad headaches. Not much relief time for stitching. But here's the sweetest little mouse that I did manage to stitch up. This is from a 1993 issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts. Part of a family of mice dressed in sort of Dickens era clothes. I was browsing old issues in search of something else entirely when she caught my eye. I'll figure out how to finish her later.

It's rainy today and I didn't have quite enough light. I also did this with the macro setting on my camera. I just read about that. If I felt better, I would have tried more options, but I think you can see her. The macro setting really shows up the poor coverage with 2 strands of floss on this 14 count Aida. It doesn't look so sparse in person. This Aida is so soft. It's another of Miek's hand-dyed samples. I'm not sure what brand it is, but it's lovely to stitch with.

11 comments:

Mylene said...

Sorry to hear about your headaches. Hope it will be over soon.

That's a cute finish!

I've tagged you. Have a look on my blog.

Miss 376 said...

She is beautiful. Hope the headache improves so you can get stitching again

neta said...

Hi annie it is so nice to meet you and little mouse, she is so cute and I love the bear she carry in her hand.
Get well soon.
:)
Neta

Daffycat said...

Oh, poor Annie! I hope the headaches go away fast.

I love your little Christmas mousie!

Jan said...

Hope the headache goes away soon. I love the little mouse. I occasionally go thru my old copies of CS&CC. Don't you just love them?

patternnuts said...

Scat! Scat, bad headaches!

The mouse is adorable. :)

mainely stitching said...

A very sweet finish - and I hope that by the time you read this, your headache is only a bad memory.

staci said...

I hope you're feeling better. I know how rough life can be with headaches (I'm constantly battling sinus headaches.) Take care, {{hugs}}

Pumpkin said...

She's adorable Annie! Great finish :o)

Penny said...

I have tagged you. The instructions are on my blog. I have a huge headache as well. I suffer from Migraines.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Hope you feel better.
That mouse is so cute!