Sunday, 6 April 2014

Big Eyes Kitty - Finished and Framed! and New Start Tease

Hello again everyone!

Wooo-hoooo! It's happy dance time!

It took me one hour to finish the stitching on Big Eyes Kitty and another hour to mount and frame her, so here she is - Big Eyes Kitty (or Misty) in her finished, mounted and framed glory! I hope you like her.

Big Eyes Kitty by DMC
Stitched on 16ct Cream Aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 96 wide by 96 high
Started - 4th March 2014
Finished - 6th April 2014
Total stitching time - 51 hours

I must remember to get some non-reflective glass for the frame. The reflections you can see in the glass are from the spokes of the umbrella I was holding up trying to prevent glare in the glass!

And, as a reminder, here is Misty with her sibling Cottonsocks:

I have three more in this set waiting to be stitched but will not do them for some time yet. I need a break from sepia tones!

So, on to the New Start Tease - I have been waiting a long time to start this chart but still cannot start it just yet for reasons I will explain (rant about) in my next post. But as a tease here are the fabric and threads needed for the project. The fabric is actually a darker brown than the picture shows (but for some reason my camera refused to take an accurate photo of the colour) and about three times the size! The chart is on my Current Stash page, so pop over and see if you can guess which one (of the 90!) it is!

I hope I can provide this chart's first post soon.

Until then,

All the best and
Happy stitching :)
Rachel x


sally said...


your kitty finish is just gorgeous and Cottonsocks is too, they make a great pair!
Have a good week!

Justine said...

Lovely finishes and great job framing! I wish I could frame projects. My guess is your new project is Scarlet Macaw Preening and I hope I'm right as I'd love to follow your progress on it!

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Nice job!!!!

Rachel said...

My mum thinks so to and has stolen them for her room! Still at least I get to see them regularly. :)

Rachel said...

Thanks. The framing was easy - just a couple of sheets of scrapbooking cardstock, a ruler, a craft knife and some double sided tape. The finished design was only 6"x6" so was easy to do. I certainly wouldn't tackle anything much bigger!

Rachel said...


Miamina said...

Well done, I can't believe how fast you managed to get that kitty done!

No idea about the new start, I did think Mini Autumn Cat Magic but I think the colours are a bit dark for that so maybe Fire Dragon or Mini Dragon Riders?

Braenn said...

Kitty is so beautiful :3 You've made it so fast! It's a shame that I'm a (very) slow stitcher :x

Unknown said...

Lovely! Really nice work!

Thea @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place