|I love these guys!|
The piece I'm working on (aside from my granddaughter's birth sampler which I can't show cause I'm hoping it will be a surprise) is one from Cross Stitch Quick & Easy from Great Britain. I'm so sorry this magazine is no longer in publication. I used to love getting it and spending the day reading it cause I knew there would always be several patterns in it that I just had to stitch. This is one of those charts. In fact, I originally subscribed to the magazine because of it. I had seen in it a later copy of the magazine and it just spoke to my heart. It's from the DMC Purrfect Pets line that supported animal rescue organizations in Great Britain. I'm not even sure you can get their patterns any more. I know they have a few kits available but sadly no more charts. I got up early in the morning in Arizona just to call Great Britain (at the time there was no way to order an online subscription) and ordered the magazine. I also decided that I had to subscribe to it as well. It's been sitting in my stash for about 10 years now but I never forgot about it.
This year I decided I would stitch up several charts that I had been wanting to stitch for a long while. The first one that jumped on the list was this one. I dug out a piece of white 28 count lugana from my stash and gathered the threads. I'm stitching with a mixture of DMC and Anchor. It's been fun because you'll use half stitches as well as full cross stitches and backstitch and it seems to be stitching up rather quickly. Here's my progress as of today.
I'm so glad my desire to stitch has come back. There are so many things I want to do now. Not the least of which are a couple of birth samplers and my daughter's college graduation sampler.