I know last week that I said I was really wanting to get back to stitching the cat design, but there's something about the chart that's driving me insane. Honestly....the whole thing was almost dumped into the trash can as I was hating it so much. I think it might be the combination of symbols that are used, or maybe the symbols along with the thick back stitch lines.....whatever it is, I hate this chart. I find it quite hard on my eyes. Here's what I mean....
The cat in the design looks just like my son and his girlfriend's cat and originally I thought that I might even stitch it later in the year for the two of them.....but, nope....that ain't happening now! Once will be more than enough for this design.
I am plugging away at the design and can now finally see the kitty's ear and part of the face beginning to emerge. Here's a before and after...
All I can say is....thank goodness for project rotations....this week we bring back Etudes aux Fraises! Ahhh, heaven!
Here's another set of designs that are on my 'must-get-round-to-stitching-these' list (as if the list isn't long enough already!).......my fairy door design in the World of Cross Stitching magazine...
World of Cross Stitching Issue 253
Immediate Media Co.
These little doors were such fun to design......I wanted to do more .......and I still might! These are in issue 253, which was out a few weeks ago in the UK. The magazine takes a long time to get here unfortunately.
Until next time....happy stitching!