Thursday, July 14, 2011

There's a CAT in the Garden!

Yup!  There's a cat In the Garden, isn't she pretty?  I just finished her last night.  This kitty is stitched all in Petite Very Velvet, except for the Black in the eyes (Neon Rays), and the blue eyes which are all in Kreinik.  I finally found the off white PVV that I wanted & replaced the Rainbow Tweed I had started with.  The PVV is much better.  You can't tell in the photo, but there are actually 3 shades of blue in the eyes.  I love them all sparkly!  The color in the photo isn't quite right; in order to get the brown dark enough, the off white is too dark & the whole thing is too orangey.  The Canvas is Sage.  (Yes, I noticed the cat hair on the cat's face & it has now been removed!)
Now I can start on the Garden part!

5 comments:

Elmsley Rose said...

This isn't meant as a suggestion for your piece (unless you love the idea!) but I'd add real cat whiskas.

People who do medieval calligraphy and illumination collect their cats' whiskas and use them to paint with, or give them to non-cat owning friends - you'd see a message come up in one of the Yahoo groups about someone having some, or needing some. (We only use about 3 in making the brush - for REALLY fine painting!)

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Lovely cat, Liz, and a lovely start on this new design.

LIZ said...

Thank you Elmsley Rose & Jane! Yes, I will be adding whiskas, but not till the rest of the piece is completed. So far I have only collected one real whisker, so I will have to use thread!

threadmedley said...

She look quite adorable! The PVV does make a big difference, doesn't it? I can't imagine what you have planned for the garden, so I hope you have time to work on it soon.

NCPat said...

How wonderful!