This cross stitch was mostly done in the hotel in the evening when I was on holiday last month, so it just needed finishing off. This is a gift for my daughter who has two cats, one stripey ginger and the other grey and white so this little picture fitted the bill just purrrfectly (get it!) It's a design by Maragaret Sherry. She does the cutest animals. I think you name an animal and she's done a x-stitch of it.
Before the back stitch
Now doesn't the back stitching make a difference!
I won a giveaway earlier on this week from with-u-in-mind. Wow, the suprises just kept falling out of the envelope.
kat these will keep me going for a wee while! Pop over to her blog and see what she's upto.
As I've reached 200 followers and it's 2 years since I started blogging I thought I would host a giveaway, so watch this space.
This is an update of the mini-mini sampler that I've been stitching on and off this week. (If you click on the photo it should come up bigger)
Square 2; the veg patch. Caulis, carrots, cabbage and onions.
Square 3; My pink animal spot wellies which is my normal wear in the garden.
Square 4; Where would I be without a cuppa, served in a china teacup of course!
Square 5; I love topairy so these two would be by my front door.
Square 6; not completed
Square 7; Washing line of kids clothes
Square 8; I can never refuse cake!
Square 9; I love this sentiment
Square 10; Bunting, for no reason but because I like it.
Square 11; Wanted to do a heart so googled for some images and this is my take on one such image. Sort of folksy I think.
Square 12; Hollyhocks. Love them. They also feature a lot in the old fashioned embroideries with crinoline ladies which I'm rather fond of.
Gosh, when you write it down it sounds loads. Even tho it seems quite a simple design they take ages to do as they are so small. I'm enjoying the process tho. (I have done a couple more of the squares but you will have to wait till next week to see what they are :0P )
I will be adding to these linky parties over the coming week, so stick around and find some more super blogs.