Sunday, May 16, 2010

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Here's a PEEK of something I am working on for Baby Doll.

It is FRESH from the hoop.

Pencil marks ABOUND and I see I missed a stem...

It is just the beginning of a little project
which will involve a bit of sewing and serging,
a little more embroidery,
as well as some GRATUITOUS TATTING...
but then, is it ever REALLY necessary to justify tatting?

The design is part of a 
posted by my blogging friend, Martha, at Q is for Quilter.

Instead of satin stitching the centers of the flowers, 
I decided to use lazy daisy stitches and some French knots 
because I thought it made the flowers look more like this one
 which I photographed several years ago.


Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has entered my 
I've got to say it is even more exciting hosting a giveaway
 than signing up for one!  

And thank you for all the nice comments about the Tatting Press.  
I hope whoever gets it will enjoy it.  
There's still PLENTY of time to sign up for the giveaway, 
so if you are interested just leave a comment on the 


Fox said...

That is going to be sooo cute - whatever it is! Lucky little Baby Doll!
Fox : )

pa I just looked up the Catherine Wheel join....hmmm I think you should have a shuttle in hand as you read. Very confusing to me!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

That is too cute. I really like the Laura Wheeler and Alice Brooks crochet patterns. There's quite a lot of their embroidery patterns on ebay.

It's hard to resist them whenever I come across one at a garage sale, antique shop, etc. I'd love to see the patterns for each craft compiled into a series of books. They're all so pretty.

TypsTatting said...

I just love cats and that is so cute!!!!

Martha said...

Ann, I love the way you did the centers with the French Knots and Lazy Daisy stitches, and your flower inspired colors are beautiful. I can't wait to see what you're making for Baby Doll.

Lelia said...

looks great so far! I did some shopping on Saturday & picked up some socks - want to try & make a sock monkey (wish me luck) ... I just found out the Rockford socks come in pink ... Of course, I just found Blue!

trh said...

When I was a young child, each girl in the family got a little child sized quilt embroidered with kitties very similar to that one. We called them our kitty quilts and what remains of mine is upstairs in a box somewhere - looks so much like that!

Happy Bluebird said...

Very cute! I still have intentions of doing some embroidery in my spare time. Where does the time go, anyway???