The Playful Cats is the first cross stitch piece I’m going to try. I love it as shown on the tan fabric but since I’m stitching Addie’s cat, Mr. Kitty, and Boots and Mr. Kitty is a gray cat and Boots is a black cat, I’m using a light gray fabric.
The holes in this picture don’t look nearly as tiny as they look to my old eyes. I have a small magnifying lamp that Vince bought. I think if I were sitting at a table and had it on the table, it might work better than it’s working in my chair. I must find a better lamp.
You can see that I started doing my gridding every rows but decided that was too close, especially since I’ll be using two squares per stitch so I switched to gridding every 20 rows.
This is a fat quarter and it’s taking forever – probably because I’m fighting with keeping this little magnifying glass in position. I will be glad to have the gridding done and get to start on the actual stitching.
With Addie here, I’m betting it will take the rest of the day to do the gridding. She came with just the clothes she had on. I try to keep at least one set of clothes here for her but that hasn’t really happened so she’ll have lots of pajama days (I do keep pjs, undies and socks here). We’ll be busy – lots of things to do besides cross stitching!