A slight obsession with books

Reading and Fibrecrafts

SAL – Garden Cat #3


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and I’ve now finished page two. There was only one small area to do for that as I’d already done part of it when doing page one, but even so, it’s a page finish.

GardenCat-03I think I shall work my way down the cat next, as he straddles pages three and four so that seems the most sensible way to proceed. I’m quite excited to stitch him so hopefully will have him mostly finished for next time.

Rosie has now discovered that when I’m stitching, there are lots of lovely things for her to explore. There’s the wire to the maglight, the pot of cut threads, the folder of stitchbows and of course, the inviting fabric with threads dangling from it. I’m having to just get the stitching out when she’s asleep at the moment as she’s very persistent when she wants something.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:

Avis at Sewing beside the sea
Claire at Claire93
Kate at Tall tales from Chiconia
Gun at Rutigt
Wendy at The crafter’s apprentice
Lucy at Lucyannluna
Sue at The Magpie’s nest
Constanze at Textile Dreamer
Jess at Ever the crafter
DebbieRose at Sew Rosey
Christina at Petals and Pins
Susan at SusanPblog
Kathy at Sewing etc

Not everyone does an update each time, but their blogs are always worth a visit.

Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

23 thoughts on “SAL – Garden Cat #3

  1. Beautiful stitching. The colors are so happy and cheerful. I can imagine it is quite the feat to get some stitching in while making sure a certain cuddly one doesn’t get into things. You do have so many fun things to play with, though 😉


    • Thanks 🙂

      Rosie has tried her best to get into my orts pot but hasn’t yet got as far as the cross stitch. She’s a little monkey though so I do have to try to stitch when she’s napping 🙂

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  2. So bright and lovely embroidery! Lucky for me, my cats are to old for playing with my projects 🙂


  3. I love love love the colors! Can’t wait to see the kitty 😁 My Petey once discovered my binder of stitch bows and a couple of skeins were a knotted mess! Oh those fur babies of ours…


  4. Carole, what a vibrant palette on this design, it is shouting summer fun! I too, am obsessed with books, I’m looking forward to perusing your list.


    • It is very summery, isn’t it. Quite appropriate with the weather we’re having at the moment 🙂
      (I might get it stitched quicker if I didn’t spend so much time reading 😉 )

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  5. I love the bright colours – reminds me of the fun fair


  6. This is such a lovely, bright, colourful design!


  7. Another bright lively cross stitch. Lovely


  8. Really pretty, bright colours. I’m really interested see what else will appear


  9. I like the solid blocks of colour in this design. It must be a pleasure to stitch it.


  10. The colours on this are so lovely, fresh and bright. I don’t want to rush you, but hurry up and finish so I can see the completed thing!


  11. Hi Carole, do you have a photo of the design? I would love to see what it is going to look like. By the way, my cats have the same toy and they absolutely adore it 🙂


    • I don’t have a photo as it’s a digital chart. There’s a picture on Satsuma Street’s Etsy shop, but beware as it’s full of gorgeously tempting designs 😀


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