Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 - Week 1 WIP - Cat & Christmas

Here we are, well and truly into the first month of 2012 - I've completed my first week of stitching - deciding that my weeks will run to date order (1-7), not day order (Monday to Sunday)
Consequently, at midnight Saturday,7th January, I put down my Cat project.  I picked up my Christmas Tablecloth - which is in itself, a WIP, as I never finished it in time for Christmas 2011.
As I have joined in with Measi's WIPocalypse - I hope to this year, keep a regular WIP photo journey.  Even my TUSAL jar has started collecting orts for 2012.
I really feel that this year is up and running!
I've changed my profile pic to reflect my kitty stitching for the year, but will not change my blog background for a week or so yet.  I'm working on new graphics and hope that at least one of my sons will assist me! (Yes, John, take that as a HINT!)

My stitching so far : Week 1 - Cats.  : If cats could talk - (Designs by Lisa) - stitched on aida, using one of Nancy's lovely hand-dyed floss - I really think this looks like the colour of my kitty, Pyro.  Despite currently looking like a long, skinny orange vase, the cat shape IS evident.
As for Christmas Stitching - Week 2 - I picked up my Christmas Tablecloth - I'm stitching a Santa - adapted from a Jill Oxton pattern to symbolise my Dad who spent Christmas 2010 at our Christmas Table.  I will endeavour to have the design to symbolise 2011 stitched before Christmas 2012 !!!  I will, I will !!!!
My Christmas tablecloth fabric is a 7'x5' piece of Charles Craft Aida.  I am stitching one panel each year to symbolise the Christmas before. (after all, how can I symbolise the day until it happens??)

I will try to post more than once per week - It depends entirely upon whether or not I kill more technology (ie: break this computer!)

14 comments:

Ziggyeor said...

I like the sheep. It makes me laugh. A friend in my stitch group likes sheep and another friend had found a sheep pattern to stitch for her and give to her for Christmas. In all the stuff the other friend had around the house on the floor, the other gift bags and everything in the bags her new foster dog got into the bag with the sheep and chewed it while she was in the restroom before leaving to come to stitching! She's stitching another one for her but we got a picture with our friend making a sad face holding her poor stitching piece.
Love the WIP it looks like a Lulu cat. Another stitch friend has a Cornish Rex and it kinda looks like that design.

cucki said...

both of your projects are looking so lovely..i love them so much..
I LOVE CATS ^0^
happy stitching xx

claire93 said...

I am a cat lover too - doesn't look easy to type with one lying on the keyboard ^^

claire93 said...

I am a cat lover too - doesn't look easy to type with one lying on the keyboard ^^

Alesia Matson said...

Kittehs!

Looking good, that last one with the orange cat looks like a fun and fast stitch!

Beth Pearce said...

I like your idea of stitching a panel a year to comemorate something special! I love Nancy's floss too!

robindefender said...

I like the fact that you changed the color of the cat to match your own sweet friend's fur. Great progress!

Melissa said...

Cat lover here! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects, especially the tablecloth.

Lija said...

I wish I can have a cat or two. It must be heaven to have one on one's lap while stitching (might be slightly uncomfortable). Good luck with stitching.

Mireille said...

I love cats.Your catwork looks so special
Mireille

Susan said...

Great projects. Really looking forward to seeing your progress on the tablecloth and everything else too but WOW 5'X7' has got to be the largest project I've ever seen.

JoAnna said...

I love the color you chose for "If cats could talk", looks just like the kitty in the photo above it.

jennilynn said...

Your projects are coming along great.

Measi said...

Aww... you have a wrist warmer too! :)

Best of luck on that tablecloth - wow. How are you stitching it? On bars, in hand?