Embroidery to remember

A little something to remind me of when my two lovely darlings came to live with me.

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Doing it with two curious kittens around was…. interesting! It’s plain cross stitch, apart from the border, using up scraps of embroidery floss from my horde. I wanted really muted, soft colours to evoke an old fashioned sampler kind of look. The quote is from Freud.

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I was using up scraps of canvas too. I do have a smaller hoop I could have used, but this is a postcard sized piece as is, I really wanted to do it without having to worry about shifting it around and creasing. So, I stitched it down onto a piece of white felt and framed it, then worked the border through both fabrics. Then I carefully cut the felt away along the inner line of the border and worked the body just through the canvas.

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Kiki approves!

I may have crocheted her a little pressie too, because clearly the hundred odd cat toys littered around my home aren’t already enough for her…

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