We’ve established by now that I love Halloween, right? Okay, good. And cats? And cross-stitch? And most things retro? Then you may be able to guess how excited I am about this finish!
I bought this pattern from Sastuma Street’s Etsy shop last year (at the same time I bought “Sorry We’re Dead“), but didn’t have time to stitch it before last Halloween. That became my goal for this year!
My take on “Halloween Cat” (although there are in fact three of them in the picture) varies slightly from the pattern instructions. The model was stitched on 32-count fabric over two threads; I used 28 count. The model piece’s fabric is periwinkle, but I opted for this gorgeous hand-dyed “African Violet” I found at my local needlework shop – which, in spots, is a perfect match to DMC 554. Oh, and rather than use the recommended DMC 3819 for the cat’s and kittens’ eyes, I seized the opportunity to use neon green from the same package I got the colours I used for “Sorry We’re Dead” last year.
Finished, and ready for washing:
In its shadow box:
A gratuitous back shot, just because:
I thought it would be fun to take progress shots and set them to music. I’m weird that way. Enjoy!
It’s now framed and on display in the living room…at least for a few more hours. Oh, and see what I mean about the fabric matching the thread?
As always, thanks for looking – and Happy Halloween!