Thursday, 29 August 2019

Scaredy Cats - finished!

Hi all!

With the mini heatwave we've just had - 3 days of 30C+ temperatures (which I know is nothing for some of you but really affects me quite badly) - I didn't feel like working on a big project so pulled out one of my small and easily finishable recent new starts.

Here's how I left Scaredy Cats after working on it for a weekend:

And after a couple more days of attention:

Scaredy Cats by JBW Designs
Stitched on 16ct Mushroom over-dyed aida by
Stitch count 151 wide by 33 high
Stitched with DMC black and variegated 51
Started - 10th August 2019
Finished - 29th August 2019
Total stitching time - 9 hours 40 minutes

I moved a couple of cats very slightly but other than that it's as charted.

I had an idea about backstitching around the cats to give them a bit more definition but, as it's one of those designs that looks better from a distance, decided against it. Anyway, if I did the cats then I'd probably have to do the letters too and I'm positive that would spoil it.

I have the fabric ready to FFO the piece but free evenings, when I usually FFO, have been in short supply over the summer holidays so my UFOs are gradually piling up. But life will return to 'normal' soon so FFOing can once again happen.

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Congrats on another super cute finish Rachel.


Quilting Tangent said...

Looks great!

Faith... said...

Scaredy Cats turned out super cute! Great job!

Leonore Winterer said...

I am so ready for life returning to normal...this summer has been busy! Your finish is lovely, I'm glad you took the time to get it done.

Bethan said...

Yay to another finish! I too am glad it has cooled down a bit - I grew up in North Wales by the sea and now live in Cambridge; I do not cope well with the heat down here! x

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Another Happy Dance. The cats look fine as they are and I love the thread you used for the letters.

Astrids dragon said...

So many lovely cats, it's purrfect!

Katie said...

Adorable! I really love this one. I of course had to add it to my wish list. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Tiffstitch said...

Love this finish!! It's so perfect, well done!

Cathy said...

Black cats and pumpkins, perfect for Halloween! Congrats on the finish!