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« on: June 17, 2010 04:41:31 PM »

Just finished this one on Tuesday after several months of stitching. This is going to be a birthday/Christmas gift for my mom. Her birthday is next month so I'm planning to get it framed by then to give to her. Until then it's top secret, but she doesn't use the internet so I'm fairly safe displaying it here.



The pattern is Spring Cat designed by Sherrie Stepp-Aweau. I have it in a leaflet from Cross My Heart that also includes the Summer Cat. Unfortunately I'm fairly certain the pattern is out of print now. I managed to snag the last copy from my local cross stitch store, and all the supplies I needed to make this, only a few months before it went out of business.



A close up so you can see the stitching a little better. This piece was stitched on a black 18 count aida, and thankfully most of the black space in the picture is just the fabric showing through, which cuts down the number of stitches I had to make. The boarder with it's many open spaces was truly a lot of fun as it seemed to go by very quickly...Look I'm done one side...Look I'm done another. There's also a minimum amount of backstitching which makes me very happy. The finishing off backstitching always makes a picture pop and look wonderful, but it's my least favourite part of any design.



Finally a picture of my mom's real life cat. I'm so pleased there's some resemblance to the cat in the picture. She loves cats, but this just makes it an even better gift.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010 04:51:21 PM »

Very clever design, i love that the "frame" is a bit darker
it looks like it was a ton of work.
i'm sure your mom will love it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010 09:44:51 PM »

Oh my! How beautiful Cheesy I would have given up on that after the first 10 or 20 stitches xD
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010 03:57:52 AM »

Wow that is really really beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010 10:04:55 AM »

Wow! That is amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010 10:13:53 AM »

Two of my favorite things: cats and pansies! This is really pretty: your mom is super-lucky to get such a great gfit!
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010 06:42:22 AM »

I love how the green in the leaves matches the green in the cat's eyes, and your mom's cat.  What a great gift.  Did you stitch it on black fabric?
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