Sunday, August 7, 2011

August 2011

Hi everyone!

First I'd like to introduce my newest member of my family - Smoky. I was doing some gardening a couple of weeks back and had tossed a rock really close to my front porch. I noticed a little gray paw come out from under and try to play with it. Well long story short - this little kitty was under my porch and now has become a member of our household.






Now on to stitching -

Another pillow completed from the Pine Mountain series. This was actually completed the end of July but I had to wait until I got my bird button. It's the May pillow - I just grab out of my stash in obviously no particular order - lol.

I changed the wing as the DMC color the chart used was almost identical to the body of the bird. I found a floss that was identical to what was shown in the picture which really made the wing stand out. I blinged the eyes and the bird house entry with black metallic iron on embellishment (glued on) and instead of stitching the bird on the flower I chose a button. Then I added 4 large buttons to the corner of the pillow to finish it off. I think it turned out pretty cute!


















18 comments:

Pam said...

Oh that kitty is just adorable. Love it's marking. What have you named it? Your stitching is so wonderful.. I really like that pillow a lot.
:9)

Valerie Kalyani said...

What a sweet cat! It's cool when they pick you, isn't it. Your pillow is cute. I had to smile, the pink flower on it is very similar in shape and color to the one I am stitching on right this minute in front of the computer! I'm working a pink flower in coton Perle #8.

Unknown said...

Beautiful kitty! It is nice when they "adopt" you and your family! The finish on your pillow is really pretty. Love it when we can invividualize a project and make it our own! Deb in Tx

Emily in NC said...

Like the changes you made to the pillow, and your new kitty is just so precious.

Mary said...

The kitty is adorable! What a great addition to your family. Love the little pillow and the small changes you made...the buttons just make it pop! Great job!

Jennifer Wright said...

Love the pillow and adore the kitty!!!

Vicky L said...

Your new kitty is adorable. Your pillow came out great

mdgtjulie said...

I love the line of birds at the bottom. They're so cute, and I like the wing color you used. Your cat is beautiful!!! Just gorgeous, love those colors!

Pam in IL said...

Perfect name for such a cute kitty! I love your kitty's coloring. Your pillow finish is adorable too. Very creative.

Tara said...

Very very cute!! Adorable kitty too!!

lowincomelady said...

Lovely job!

Gabi said...

That's a lovely finish. Very cute.
Smoky is a cutie. Congrats on being adopted by that little bundle.

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

Your kitten is gorgeous I hope she/he settles in well.

I love your pillow very cute

Katrien said...

cute kitty.
the changes you've made on the pattern work really well, lovely finish!

Jo said...

Smoky is so cute. Your pillow is lovely.

Meari said...

The kitty is SO adorable!! Love your PM pillow, too. Congrats on the finish.

chrisstitches said...

cute kitty & adorable stitching.
chris b

Denise said...

Sweet story about your new kitten and bless you for taking in a stray! Love your pillow as well.