Monday, 4 January 2016

DUCJC 2016 - Day 3 - Contentious

Good morning!

Thank you for your comments again yesterday. A lot of you seem to like the little Woodland Folk.

For day 3 of DUCJC 2016 the children chose this funny-cute chart. If you familiar with Margaret Sherry you will be aware how many fractional stitches are usually involved, so I immediately opted to stitch it on evenweave. But... guess what? There are no fractionals! What? A Margaret Sherry with no fractionals? Not even the backstitching splits the fabric! I was (almost) speechless!!

Here is my progress for the day. I will not be stitching the background, hence the coloured fabric. With hindsight I should have stitched the face and expression first and although I tried to squeeze them in before midnight I just couldn't do it. Nevermind, it's something to look forward to when I return.

Contentious by Margaret Sherry
Featured in Cattitudes Calendar 2003
Stitched on 32ct Lime Murano evenweave 2 over 2
Stitch count 79 wide by 71 high
Estimated stitching time 30 hours
Stitching time to date - 5 hours 15 minutes

I mentioned yesterday that today's project was "so me". If you are wondering, contentious means to be controversial or likely to be the cause of or involved in a heated argument. It's not so much the wording that makes the children think of me, rather the cat's scowl and hand-on-hips-do-as-I-tell-you-or-else pose. Apparently I do this quite a lot!

Another cutie tomorrow.

See you then,
Rachel x


Justine said...

I don't think that looks like you at all! Maybe you don't have reason to get cross with us!
Another cute start - you're going to have another year of cuteness ahead!

Heather said...

Lol great start! I think that's a mother thing :)

Annie said...

Another cutie! You got quite a bit done for just one day.
My kids would say the same of me. We moms are so misunderstood;)

Sarah said...

He's adorable. I think all moms "look" like that at one time or another LOL.

Mii Stitch said...

Lol, isn't that a mood mode set on all mums?? :D
Love MS designs & really surprised at the absence of fractionals.... which is good news obviously!! Great start

Brigitte said...

Haha, I love the expression of her face.

Katie said...

Yep another too cute piece! LOL That your kids think it looks like you. Tell them stop giving you reasons to do that face and hands on hips. Great new start!!

Pull the other thread said...

Another superb project. I'm surprised this piece has no fractionals, should be a fun one to stitch.

sallyann said...


A lovely new start and I love Sally Squirrel too.
Your blog is lovely.

Linda said...

Another adorable design Rachel. Love the cat pose. You are putting us all to shame with your adorable charts.


Faith... said...

LOL it is a mom thing! I think we all stand with our hands on our hips and say "Because I said so" and they just look at us like we are crazy. I love this chart, the cat is very cute!

Stitcher said...

I love this one! And I am also surprised there are no fractional stitches! You will speed through this one.

Tiffstitch said...

Nice start on this one! I love that they picked it out for you. I need to practice that on my toddler now too.

Preeti said...

Lovely start!! Good that there are no fractional stitches. I think most moms have that pose in common:)

Rhona said...

Such a cute design! I'm as surprised as you are that there are no fractional stitches....that must be the one and only MS design like that :)

Alyssa F said...

Oh, I've always loved the patterns in that calendar and wished I could get a hold of a copy. I will enjoy watching this grow! I can't believe there's no fractionals though!