As promised, here is a Progress Report on Calico Cat. Kitty is all done and I'm pleased with her. I used Watercolors 219 for the main part of the hat, Neon Rays Plus NP22 for the topknot and brim. I did a sort of half Waffle for the topknot and I like the way that turned out. Kreinik #12 braid, #061, plus some silver, completed the trim around the brim. The mittens are #5 Pearl in 498 with the Kreinik 061 for the trim, stitched in a horizontal knitting stitch. The scarf is in a weaving stitch in the same #5 Pearl. I do like her much better in all red!
I have decided to have this finished with an easel back, so have to do some background. I thought there should be a "floor" under kitty so she isn't just floating in midair! But I think the bricking looks like a wall so I'll be taking that out. Maybe a pattern with a slant to it would look flatter? What do you think?