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SAL – Crazy cat lady #19


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs.

This is where I got to last time.   It was so close to being finished and this time I am doing that happy dance. This is it finished in all its glory. 

I love the look that the grey tabby is giving to that slipper!

There should be a line of text beneath the picture, reading Crazy Cat Lady, but I’ve decided that I prefer it without so I left it off.

The kit was from Heritage Crafts and the chart was excellent, being very clear and easy to read. The straddled cross stitches and different partial stitches made it a bit more challenging than some projects but it also made it more interesting and fun to do. I did replace the supplied 14 count Aida with some nice 28 count evenweave, which made all the partial stitches easier to do, plus I much prefer the look and feel of it. I loved that there was a separate chart for the backstitch, so the lines didn’t obscure the partials.

My next project is all ready to start. It’s from one of my favourite designers and is quite different to Cat Lady. Hopefully I’ll have some progress to show you on that in three weeks.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Avis, Claire, Gun, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny,Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny

Look how many of us there are now! We’re getting more people join us all the time and it’s great to see their progress posts every three weeks.

Do allow for people being in different time zones, so not posting all at the same time, but it’s well worth doing a bit of blog hopping to see all the lovely projects that are being worked on.

Author: Carole

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

39 thoughts on “SAL – Crazy cat lady #19

  1. Looks awesome! Congratulations on your happy Dance!


  2. Whoop way to go x its lovely x


  3. What a Happy Dancing for you!!! I love this embroidery with all the cats and the cat lady!! Gorgeous!!!


  4. Looks brilliant now that the cats all have their faces. Congratulations.


  5. Congratulations on a fantastic finish! I am not generally a cat person (severe allergies), but I love this piece. Beautiful work! I look forward to seeing your next project.


  6. Congratulations on the finish! I love all of those kitties — and I agree about the side-eye the grey tabby is laying on that slipper!!! I’ll miss seeing new cats appear, but look forward to seeing what you work on next!


  7. Fabulous Carole!! Cant wait to see what you work on next


  8. Congrats on the finish! I think that was a very smart decision to switch to evenweave to help make the partial stitches easier. I love how it turned out! The pattern is cute and so funny 😀


  9. Great job , it looks fantastic


  10. Congratulations!! She looks great and I love all her cats! Growing up, that was our family. As kids, my sister and I, took in every stray that crossed our path!


  11. Carole, Congratulations on the finish! It is adorable.


  12. Yey! Well done on another super finish 🙂 You can always spot a quality kit when it has a separate back stitch chart I think. It’s been fun to watch this one grow.


  13. Horray on the happy dance ! This was a very fun project to watch grow, and I love your choice of fabric – I use white zweigart evenweave for most projects (or whatever is supplied with the kit) but I never find I get such a lovely result. Perhaps I need to be more daring with my choice of fabrics !


    • Thank you 🙂
      I love using different fabrics. Sew and So have a brilliant selection. For most projects I use evenweave, but sometimes I get a nice slubby linen as I love the way it looks.


  14. Yay! Happy dance! It looks so eclectic and fun. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve picked for next time!


  15. This one always makes me smile or even laugh out loud, so many details to enjoy! That gray cat…😂 Congrats Carole!


  16. Good work! You know, it really doesn’t need a title, the subject speaks for itself!


  17. Congrats on finishing your project, what a lot of work and it looks great. I’m probably considered a crazy cat lady, although with only 3 I can see I have room for growth! Love all these little characters and the detail is beautiful x


  18. Well done on a great finish! It looks fabulous and I’ve really enjoyed this piece!


  19. well done on a fabulous finish! It’s been fun to watch you stitch this one.


  20. Awesome, well done on the finish 😀


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