Thursday, 22 July 2010

Red

Many, many years ago, I acquired a book, Martin Leman's Needlepoint Cats.  When it was fairly new I did a couple of the projects from it and then put the book away.  A couple of months ago, I was sorting out my books and decided I would do a few more.

Doing the projects from it has got a little more interesting now.  The colour numbers have changed, so before I can start, I have to find out what they are.  Now I have found where to look (that's if I remembered to bookmark the place), it shouldn't take so long setting up for the  next project.

This is Red, stitching complete.  All the pins are holding him in place while he is being blocked.  I think he is going to become a big cushion.  A good excuse to go to the fabric shop and find something to finish him.

10 comments:

Kucki68 said...

Red looks cozy and should make a wonderful cushion to cuddle with.

Annie said...

Red looks perfect for a cushion. That brings up past memories of blocking needlepoint projects. Haven't done that for years... I think it's one of the reasons I prefer x-stitch.. just a steam iron press to make it right.

Terry said...

What a wonderful cat! It will make a lovely cushion! Love how his whiskers stick out! :0)

karen said...

very cuddly!! Hubby is getting there, thanks for the good wishes.

Rudee said...

He looks just like my daughter's cat, Bentley. Adorable.

Angelcat said...

I love him, very cute!!

Terry said...

The only needlepoint I remember was for dinning room chairs and piano seats. I like red lots better.
Very contented expression. Well Done Horray for Jane

pendlestitches said...

Oh he is just glorious. You can almost hear him purr.

Linda said...

I have never done needlepoint but this is so cute! It's fun to finish, huh? I know it will be a cute cushion.

Miriam said...

I like your cat very much, it will become a nice cushion!