Sunday, 8 January 2017

New Start - Cats In Love - 10 hours

Good morning,

Like a good number of stitchers I began 2017 with a new start. This is a really easy piece as it's all black! The chart has been in my stash pile for a while, shouting at me to start it, but I just about managed to wait until 2017 before putting in the first stitch.

It's also a chart on which I can return to my blog name and post my progress after every 10 hours! Yey!

Here's my first progress picture then:

Cats In Love
FluffyFuzypatterns (etsy)
Stitched on 16ct Lavender from 2 over 1
Stitch count 100 wide by 137 high
Started - 1st January 2017

I had a huge choice of coloured fabrics I could have chosen to stitch this on, but opted for Lavender for two reasons; firstly I didn't want the predictable sky/love/sunset colours of blues, pinks and oranges/yellows, and secondly, I hadn't used this colour for anything else so it seemed a good opportunity to remedy that! I think it gives it a deep moonlit feel and I really like it.

I've already changed the size and position of two of the hearts and might be tempted to add a few more once I've finished the whole piece. I'm at the halfway point height-wise but stitching-wise I'm about one third of the way through. Here's a link to the original chart if you want to see what the finished piece will look like. Actually, I should not have looked at FluffyFuzzypatterns's shop as I've just seen a few more silhouettes I like. I wonder if temptation will get the better of me or not!

Happy stitching :)
Rachel x


Kerryp77 said...

That's really good for 10 hrs work. When I first saw the fabric I thought moonlight so with the silhouette seems a perfect choice.

Linda said...

Love your new start and fabric choice Rachel.


Heather said...

Wow great progress so far! I love the fabric :)

Katie said...

Oh cute! I love the fabric you picked out. Great new start.

Bea said...

Great choice of fabric and that's really good progress for 10 hours.

Renee said...

Very cute!

Tiffstitch said...

Great progress on this one, and love that fabric colour. Thanks, I think!, for the link too. :)

Melinda Forbes said...

Great fabric choice- thanks for the link - I did click of course, she has some great stuff - but I did not purchase. This will be so cute