Saturday, March 13, 2010

Gifts and Cross Stitch

Today I received a surprise package in the mail. My wonderful friend Betty sent me a late birthday box.
It is always fun to get unexpected gifts and even more fun when they contain wonderful gifts. I wanted to show you the beautiful punched cat she made me. I just love it! Betty has patterns for punched kitties and other animals, she does wonderful prim patterns. She also has a page with freebies for some fun patterns too.

I am working on a new project and it is consuming my time. I made a cross stitch from a pattern and of course, I had to jump in and make my own. I saw an antique sampler that looked like fun to try. I am just doing the bottom half of it and working from the picture, so it is taking longer than using a chart. I tried to keep it the same, even the letters which tended to stray on her linen.

I am working on the bottom picture now and then I will add a border around the entire design. Not bad for my first try at reproduction;) I did mess up on the window, so I stopped and will undo that tomorrow.


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a cute kitty! Betty does the best stuff and how sweet to send it to you. The sampler is looking great - can't wait to see it all done.

Lori said...

Sweet kitty from Betty! She is so very talented.

Your x-stitch is wonderful Debbie! I've taken ideas from antique samplers to come up with my own also. Have fun. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Deb said...

What a great surprise to receive in the mail. I just love that kitty. And you're sampler is looking great! I give you a lot of credit for designing your own. I'll look forward to seeing it done!

primitivebettys said...

Your sampler is coming along so nicely. Just LOVELY!

I'm glad you like your very belated birthday gifts... I'm sorry they are so late though.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
What a sweet kitty!
Oh, I do love your sampler!
Pug hugs :)

Michelle (Shell) May said...

The kitty is just darling! Love your reproduction piece. Can't wait to see it finished.
hugs and friends,

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Love the kitty! And just love finding a next blog! Betty's items are just purrrrfect!

Melissa said...

You've really gotten into stitching! And jumping right in to design your won - I'm impressed!

Your kitty is very cute. Love the vest.