A Project A Day – Counted embroidery work is my main hobby and I have a huge stitching stash. Some of these projects are huge and take years to stitch, and while others are quick projects, I often spend months without stitching at all. So while I have hundreds in my stash, only a half-dozen ever see attention any given year. To address this imbalance in 2012 I will each day write about one project languishing in my stash.
Meowry Christmice! by Imaginating
Copyright Imaginating, Inc 1999.
Chart: The Chart is print on a folded A3 cardboard sheet. As it is a small design, the symbols are printed large and easy to see and delineate, even the fractional stitches.
Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitches, partial cross stitch and backstitch.
Materials: DMC stranded cotton. Stitched on 14ct White Aida. Partial stitches on 14ct Aida? You can bet I’m going to sub that out!
Designer’s Notes: None. This design is part of the Silly Snobs series.
Why I was attracted to this design: I have a fondness for the Silly Snobs series. my mum has stitched You Are What You Eat for me but we haven’t yet taken it to the framers.
So why haven’t I stitched it? To be perfectly honest, I cannot remember when I added this chart to my stash. I don’t remember if this has languished for a long time or a short time. I know I tend to ignore to Christmas charts until oh the second week in December …
It’s a small chart – I might have the DMC in my stash … if so I might start it this afternoon. Watch this space as they say.
Where can you buy it? This chart is out of print so I would try eBay. Otherwise try back here soon.
Discussion questions: Do you find seasonal pieces languish in your stash because it’s not the right time of year to stitch them? Alternatively, what fabric, other than white, should I stitch this?