Monday, April 11, 2016

Goldilocks eyes

Ahh, good old Max the cat and the tale of getting the eyes 'just right' ! 

For those of you who haven't been following along with the tale of Max the cat, this is a Dimensions kit which I chose to stitch as it looked so like my lazy cat Smokie.....except for the eyes. Max the cat has gorgeous yellow eyes, but Smokie has misty green eyes and I wanted to stitch the design to be Smokie, sooooo..... time to break out the thread collection and match Smokie's eye colour. Not as easy as first thought :)

Too weird a colour....



...too green...



....getting closer...



....success! Even though blogger keeps rotating the picture!!!





 And here he is (or really it should be she, as Smokie is a female!).......




Woohoo....Max is now officially Smokie! It was worth all the hassle of picking out thread combinations and all that unpicking to get it just right. Just the other two cats to do and the dreaded back stitch!

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

13 comments:

butterfly said...


Looking great .

Ariadne said...

It's not finished, is it?AriadnefromGreece!

Rachel Tomkins said...

I'm glad you found the correct colours in the end. Smokie's looking great! :)

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

The eyes look perfect now. Nice colours

Justine said...

What a great idea to personalise this kit. I'm glad you found the right colour in the end!

Mii Stitch said...

Can't wait to see it with the backstitch, it will really finish off the design :)

Preeti said...

This shade is looking great now.

Helen Philipps said...

Well done on finding just the right shade...so nice that you have now stitched Smokie! It is a lovely piece of stitching Rhona.
Helen xox

Heather said...

Beautiful choice!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Dearly love this....awwww...so cute and so adorable looking.....great progress....beautiful stitching.

gominam said...

Wow, the commitment in getting the right color! You're amazing:)

♥ Nia said...

yeah!!! a bit of work but you were able to get it as you want :D well done!!

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Gosh you have commitment stitching and restricting - final colour looks great :)
Jillxo