Sunday, 18 November 2012
Meet Isaiah the Witchy Kitty
This is another of the Spooky Kitties series designed by Carand88 from original animations by Hygaea. Stitched on 28count Burnt Orange Jobelan, my favourite fabric for Hallowe'en stitching.
I changed the main colour from cream to a nice silver grey (DMC 415) because it looks better on the orange fabric. I also changed the eyes to metallic green DMC.
Framed as part of a quartet of Spooky Kitties. Two done, two to go.
The frame is a just a cheapy from Wilkinsons.
What's that I hear you ask, why is he called Isaiah? Well, I started stitching him last week and only managed a few stitches. When I picked him up to carry on I reached the other side of his head and his left eye and said to myself "I've made a mistake in counting, one Isaiah than the other" hahahahah I crack myself up sometimes.
You know how you catch yourself sometimes and think "I'm turning into my Mother" well I seem to be turning into my Dad! My Mother never tells really bad jokes like that. My Dad also has this habit of making anyone's name into a joke. Never ever tell my Dad (or me!) what you're intending to name your child before it's born. I was so glad my best friend has a boy because she liked Lydia for a girl and Dad said "Lydia Dustbin" and I sang "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" all throughout her pregnancy. She also liked Delilah but I can't do a Tom Jones impression.
Talking of names, here a nice trick to play on someone. Bet them that you can think of a song with any name they like to mention in it. They'll try really hard to come up with something strange. See if you can think of an actual song if possible so they have a couple of goes. If they stump you then simply sing "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear ....."
Okay, enough jokes, here's some stitching progress. The centrepiece for my Large Mirabilia RR starting next year. Yet another Serendipitous event occurred this weekend. I wanted a nice scrolling border for the blocks and had fiddle around with pencil and paper and come up with a nice enough look. Then I popped over to the Needlecraft Haven Yuku Board, looked at the freebies page and found this from Reflets de Soie blog. Isn't it just perfect?
I've gained a few more followers (probably from IHSW) so I'll wave and say Hi to them! First of all, if you're a newbie then remember to include your blog in your profile so people can find you and return the following. While you're in Settings then add an email so people can reply to comments you leave. And a word about "word verifiers" these are to try stop robot spammers leaving comments. A much easier way (for your followers!) is to disable "anonymous" posting. I did that right at the beginning and haven't been troubled by spam. If you absolutely insist on having a verifier (maybe down to a bad experience in the past) then please be nice and have it on the first page so we know it's there and don't waste a load of time typing a lovely long complimentary comment only to find we can't post it because the verifier pops up AFTER we've pressed publish and is playing up (yet again!!) and won't accept whatever I type.
Finally another mention for the Advent Calendar Blog Hop. I have over half the people needed but there are still 10 doors to allocate. If you'd like to take part then just email me. I will give you a date in December when you must post a seasonal stitched picture and a comment about your Christmas Traditions. I'll copy the picture to my blog and a link to your's so everyone can come visit. It's a lovely free way to share a special time of year, find some new blogs and gain some new followers too.
This is a door. There'll be 24 soon!