Saturday, April 04, 2009
Reply to Crinolinerose - hope she sees this!
Crinolinerose posted a comment regarding a doiley that I wrote about on March 3, 2008: I loved the embroidery of the cat lying on the couch. It really reminds me of my cat. I was wondering if you could tell me what stitches you used for the cat, and how you did the eyes, they look just perfect. I would really like to embroider the design, could you tell me where you bought the pattern. Many thanks Crinolinerose doesn't have a blog, and didn't provide an email address, so I'll post my reply here and hope she sees it! This is the doiley she asked about. I stitched the cat mostly in outline (stem) stitch, and used straight stitch for the shorter lines of fur. The eyes are done in satin stitch. I didn't buy this. A friend got it from a resident in a nursing home who was giving away her unfinished linens because she couldn't stitch any more. Knowing how much I love cats, my friend passed it on to me. The edge was already crocheted, and the design was printed on. I chose the colours because there was no chart to follow.
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