Monday, May 16, 2011

Sisters with Brutus the Cat

I got in the mood to do a little more stitchery. It's hard to find patterns to my liking. I don't like the old-fashioned, vintage designs. And I didn't want anything too modern and funky either. I do like the kind of whimsical designs that I see on a number of Australian sites. Maybe this style has become more trendy in Australia. I finally decided on a block from the Red Brolly Catalicious quilt. I used the suggested colors, but I did mostly stem stitch. There are a few other stitch changes and slight modifications due to my poor tracing of the original design. Now I just have to figure out what to do with this piece. I haven't been in the mood for really finishing anything, so it may just wait a while.

23 comments:

Carol said...

Well, how cute is that, Annie!! And three of my favorite things--cats, reading, and stitching. I love the colors and the contented look on the ladies' faces... Congratulations on a darling piece :)

mainely stitching said...

It's great! I love the humor. :D

Miss 376 said...

Oh, I love this. I'm usually sat with my stitching with the cat on my lap, lol.
I am sure if you are patient, ideas for finishing will come

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! That's so cute! I love it! And like Carol said, it has 3 of my favorite things in it too! And guess where my cat is right now -- on my lap! lol!

Nancy said...

Annie this is absolutely wonderful! Kitties and stitching - that's for me! You did a beautiful job on your stitchery!

Pat Winter said...

How sweet! Love this stitchery! Hugs,Pat

Cindy's Stitching said...

that brings a smile to your face. What a pretty piece. I love the cat.

Karen said...

Annie, what a charming picture! I'm always glad to see someone else doing this type of embroidery and it turned out beautifully! Did you have fun stitching it? I think it would be lovely made into a tote bag.

Mylene said...

Such a lovely piece, Annie.

Goodluck with the finishing...i too haven't had the mood lately for finishing, still a couple waiting to be made up.

TammyK said...

Too cute Annie :)

staci said...

What a fun embroidery piece!!! Great job Annie!

Siobhan said...

That is SO cute!! I love it. I know what you mean about the too cute-sie or too vintage-y. I like Leanne's Garden type stuff, too. The Aussies do a great job with their designs!

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow! Great job Annie! The colors really make this a cheery piece :o)

Ranae said...

A cute and fun piece.
I am sure you will have no problem coming up with the finishing

Melanie said...

Super cute!!! :)

Lee said...

That is a really delightful piece look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Farm Girl said...

They are fabulous Annie, and I love Brutus too! Your stitching is so perfect(and tiny too), I wonder what it will be made into when the mood takes you??

♥ Nia said...

So a-do-ra-ble! =)
Stitching and reading, two great hobbies together :) I love those little flowers on tha background :) Really cute!
Congrats on your work sweetie :D

Liz said...

You did a great job on this piece, Annie. I love Brutus and his antics and really do plan to stitch up all the blocks . . . some day! Looks like you are more on the ball than I am. LOL!

Jackie said...

Very cute!

I have learned to not force it when I'm not in the mood. For me, it always ends badly. You'll come up with the perfect finish (you always do) when the time is right!

Sandra said...

Lovely! You're right, the whimsy of the design is delightful.

I don't know what size it is but think it'll look wonderful on a bag.

Elaine said...

That is such a sweet piece Annie. Look forward to seeing how you finish it.

Annette said...

It's so cute Annie love it..
Can't wait to see it finished!!