I made this kitty for Connie as part of a swap we had. She was kind enough to send me the largest Q-Snap you will ever see in your life. It's made to be a floor stand for hand-quilting and I'm going to put it do good use. Baby quilts here I come! No, there are no little ones in our near future. I just want to start small with my new hobby.
I found the canvas on sale at the craft store and fell in love with the circular shape. I bought it with no particular project in mind, and now I wish I had picked up a few more. Not for stitching though, it was a major pain as it was primed for painting. Next time I stretch my own canvas for mixed media stuff.
Despite having a cute little dog named, Girlie, Connie loves cats! Being a kitty lover myself, I wasn't lacking in cat patterns. I used a vintage pattern that someone had shared in the Hoop Love flickr pool. I've long since printed it out so I'm not sure who the original maker was, sorry folks! Then I lightly tinted it with watercolors and stitched it for more definition. I used Perle cotton and regular embroidery floss, divided into various #s of strands.
I'm so glad that she liked it. I'm always happy to send off things to a good forever home! Speaking of which, I've got tons of happy mail to post about. Including a package for a lovely lady from the land down under. She will love me and hate me by time she get's the giant box of swaptastic stuff. I decided to create one last goodie to make up for my tardiness and you know how that goes....takes forever. I feel like the naughtiest swapper ever, I'll probably decline swaps for a year now! Anyhow, more coming soon! See you later, dolls.