Friday, August 25, 2017

Halloween Kitty has a Backside

I am so happy with the Kitty's backside.  I changed the size of the black stripes to over three threads and added the appropriate number of gray stripes.  I satin stitched the black stripe using Neon Rays.  I stitched the gray stripe using Skinny Van Dyke with two strands of floss.  It is so cute. 


I am not sure about Kitty's face.  It seem very thick and heavily textured compared to the rest of him.
Kitty's face is so so

Monday, August 14, 2017

More on the Halloween Kitty

On Sunday I finished the kitty's tail.  I used the criss-cross hungarian stitch.  I used four strands of black floss for the long stitches and three strands of gray floss for the cross stitches.   He's coming along.  

Close up

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Halloween Kitty by Melissa Shirley

I pulled out this Kitty on Friday night.  Reverse scotch is one of my favorite stitches so I was naturally drawn to this canvas.  I used four strands of cotton floss on all the 5x5 squares.  I started the criss-cross hungarian stitch for the tail.  I have to add an extra gray cross stitch every so often to make it work.  Pretty cute!

Halloween Kitty by Melissa Shirley

Friday, August 4, 2017

Farming at Martha and George's

I am making some progress on Martha and George.  I finished the dark olive hill in the Donohue stitch. 
Olive hill
I started on the right side of the hill in the Diane's Coat stitch.  I am using three strands of silk. 
Gold hill

I finished the beach in Cobblestone using four strands of cotton.

I finished Martha's very elegant skirt in the Brighton stitch.
Brighton stitch

I am still thinking about stitching over the whale as Tony suggested.  I might keep him up front.

To cover or not to cover...