Sunday, 10 January 2016

DUCJC 2016 - Day 9 - Cantankerous

Good morning!

Another moody cat reared it's head for day 9, and another piece which my children have likened to me (although I think this is more my daughter's mood on being woken up for school in the morning!) I took advantage of it being a Saturday and stitched for much longer than I should have.  ;)

Featured in Cattitudes Calendar 2003
Designed by Margaret Sherry
Stitched on 32ct Tangerine Murano evenweave 2 over 2
Stitch count 79 wide by 65 high
(not stitching background)
Estimated stitching time 27 hours
Stitching time to date - 5 hours

This time I deliberately concentrated on getting the face and expression stitched first so (s)he can look on in exasperation as I try to stitch the rest of him/her. It was so much fun watching the expression take shape with each backstitch, and adding the whiskers was the icing on the cake. Hope you like it!!

For day 10 I shall be returning to a cutie.

Back then,
Rachel x


  1. I think he's cute! And doesn't look like you at all.
    Great idea to use that fabric and not stitch the background. Will you stitch the border/frame?

  2. Even with that scowl he's adorable! I love that you stitched his face before continuing with his body. I would have done the same. So much more fun to work on something with a face to keep you company while you stitch:)

  3. Love his grouchy face!! Love the fabric color.

  4. Oh my, just seeing that face makes you laugh. Very funny.

  5. Margaret Sherry's cats are so cute! Even when they are catankerous :D

  6. Awesome design and start Rachel. I love the expression n his face. Would you be interested in selling this chart and the other cat chart when your done?


  7. Designs like these ones keeps you smiling all the way, don't they:) Looking great:)

  8. Love this one! Great progress and the fabric choice is great!

  9. Love the expression!! Another sweet little kitty :)

  10. Great progress on this one and I love that you managed to catch the expression so well!


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