Monday, March 22, 2010

19th & 20th Square

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today is the first Monday of Spring, so that makes it better, right? Right? Sorry for the delay in stitchy postings over the weekend, I didn't do any embroidery until last night as I was a little consumed with me new baby (see previous post). I did two squares last night to make up, so let's jump right in, shall we?

Square 19- Here kitty~kitty! This is my cat Egypt. He's my old man, I've had the pleasure of his company for 14 years. He's a sweet old dude. When I first brought my little fish tank home he would lay next to it on the desk and watch the fish swim around for hours. He never tried to get into it, he just liked to watch. Kitty TV if you will. I knew when I started this project I wanted to include a kitty square, but I didn't know it would be an Egypt square. Yay Egyie, you're a star buddy!
Egypt still likes to watch the fishies.

Square 20- I will admit it... (shamefully shaking my head) I used a patch. Groooaaan. I know, I'm a terrible cheater, right? But it's so cute, I couldn't help it! Plus it was late, like after midnight late, when I started this square because I had to tear out the first version of the kitty cat and start again, that was about an hour and a half of lost time and I needed to get to bed. Am I forgiven?? Pwease??
I did use a new stitch here that I hadn't done before, and I have to say that even though it's a little bit tricky and I made a couple of mistakes, I am LOVING this stitch and plan to use it more often in the future. The border surrounding the little patch is called a Cable-Chain stitch. Do you guys know this one already? I love it.

Thank you so much for your comments and well wishes with my new Vespa, I couldn't be happier, I think it's just beyond awesome! I don't know how much I'll be able to post the next couple of days, I have to fly to Southern California tomorrow for business and I won't be back until late Wednesday night. Does anyone know if I can take a small emboidery kit in my carry on luggage? Dang, I hope so! I could get a LOT done at the hotel...

Toodles!
Lisa

7 comments:

Angela McRae said...

This is just one of the prettiest embroidery pieces I've ever seen! Your work is simply exquisite!

Jill said...

Egypt turned out fantastic! It looks like a tough square to stitch too. I just finished a square dedicated to my pup, Haggie. Definitely the trickiest square yet for me, but I think I nailed it! I'll be posting it tonight!
Hey- I love the patch! It's a cute one-- patches, buttons, it all works!
Hugs,
Jill

Susan said...

Your stitchery is so pretty! I like the goldfish square!

FeltLikeStitchin said...

I love your embroidery, especially the way you experiment with different stitches and techniques - this piece is beautiful:)

beedeebabee♥ said...

okay Lisa...you're not just a stitcher, you're a STITCHING ARTIST!!! This is coming out so fantastic! I think Egypt came out SOOOOO AWSOME, and I love the way you have him looking up at that adorable little fishy square! (Loved his story too!) I also love your flower patch square and that cable stitch is beautiful! You do such lovely work and you are soOO way inspiring!...I can't wait to see what's next! I hope you were able to take your stitching on the plane...my fingers and toes are crossed! xo's Paulette ;)

parTea lady said...

The latest squares are great. Nice portrait of Egypt and I think the patch fits in very well.

Lisa Leggett said...

Thanks ladies!! Egypt is starting to get a big head from all this attention!