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

14 comments:

  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?

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  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:)

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

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

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

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  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?

    Linda

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

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

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

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

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