Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn Embroidery

This pattern is an adaptation of one that I found on Hoop Love Vintage Transfers.  I left out a tall sort of a bird house thing that would have been in the middle, and replaced the paving stones along the front with some plants.  I could never draw an embroidery pattern to save my life, but then I usually find myself making all sorts of changes to the ones I use.  I hope this one looks good as it is, I know I had fun stitching it.
The pattern for the chair originally had a nice lacy ironwork look to it, but I knew I wouldn't be able to make that work so I just filled it with random cross stitch.
 The fuzzy purple flowers are my first attempt at turkey work, it didn't seem too difficult.
I trimmed the edge of the wall hanging with a nice brown leaf ribbon and then added some autumn colored leaf pins.  I may take the pins back out, I'm thinking that maybe they look like a little bit too much.
It looks like a good place to sit and do some stitching, doesn't it?
Now I will show you a couple of cat pictures, the first two are of Pepper, our baby who was born in our shed last May and was the only one of the litter to survive an attack from an unknown wild animal.
She's getting to be a big girl, isn't she?
A pile of kitties!  Tigger was laying in the chair when Sarah decided to join him and then Pepper didn't want to be left out so she added herself to the pile.  She's nursing from her Mom here, we can't believe Sarah still allows this but she does.  Pepper is almost as big as her Mom!  
Thank you for checking in on my blog.  I haven't been commenting much on other blogs lately, there's been a lot of stress at work the last few weeks and I just haven't had the mental energy to say much.  My boss, who was much loved by all of us, was fired and since then we have lost seven other employees from our department who either quit or were fired.  It's been a struggle at times just to get through the day, I miss my co-workers a lot!  But I do have a job, at least so far, so things could certainly be worse!  Thanks for listening, I appreciate it!


Nancy said...

Karen your embroidery is always so beautiful! I love the tree and the chair. Always enjoy seeing pictures of your kitties.

Solstitches said...

Karen what a gorgeous piece this is.
I love the way you have finished it too. The leaf ribbon is the perfect accent.
I'm so glad that Pepper survived the attack - looks as though all your kitties are enjoying life.

Nurdan Kanber said...

Dear Karen,

Autumn Embroidery is a masterpiece!
It is a splendid work and looks stunning!I loved its pattern, colours and its frame...

Very very well done!
Happy Sunday

Nurdan Kanber said...

Forgot to write :(

Cats look sooooo adorable :)))

sana said...

Very beautiful embroidery!!
The trim is wonderful, too!

Annie said...

What a gorgeous piece of embroidery. Beautiful colors and great ideas for stitches. I love turkey work... Makes great hair on little dolls too. The trimming and finishing are perfect. I'd definitely leave in the pins.

Sally said...

Your embroidery is beautiful. The colours are so warm.

Awww cute kitties!

Lumiruusu said...

Your embroidery is a masterpiece ,oh how I wish I could do all those special stitches You have used to the stitching..
And the finishing is pretty too!!

You Kittyes are adorable and they really are having warm and loving moment in the picture.
The cat-moms are often so loving..

My friends Mommy-cat Maito (Milk) adopted a homeles kitten which my friend promised to take care of.
Now the Mommy-cat nurses the poor little orphan Kitten among her own kittens.
So sweet !

Ariane20 said...

Your embroidery is very beautiful and your cats so lovely!

socialsue said...

Wow... your embroidery is beautiful! Very talented and lovely work!


Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Beautiful embroidery! I love those piled up cats!