Monday, January 30, 2017

Little Chapillon

If you've ever looked at charts by Nimue, you know they have a really cute series of cat/fantasy designs. I have two or three in my "Cats" binder, and then last October they came out with a new one called Chapillon and I fell in absolute love with it!


I ordered it right away, at the beginning of October, and I finally received it just over a week ago. Since I had a bit of stitching time for my own projects last week, I made a start on it right away.

It's a bit tricky to stitch, as there isn't much regard for the actual squares in the fabric when they draw the back stitching lines, and I'm not a fan of colors going through the lines (it just looks sloppy to me), but I have to admit that the details do look nice. Here is the first butterfly before back stitching, on a Silkweaver Cashel linen solo:


And after:


Then I worked my way down to the kitty's face, and gave him green eyes because none of my cats have ever had blue eyes. Here's the face partially completed:


And finished:


Now I can look at that sweet little face while I stitch on the rest.

This past weekend I started on a fairly large Rosewood Manor model, so my own stitching will slow down again. I also got a "thumb's up" from Wichelt on the Nora Corbett models, and they're already sending two more, so I guess they were acceptable to them.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

11 comments:

  1. That's an adorable pattern. I've always wanted to stitch la clef.

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  2. Very cute pattern and start, plus great news from Wichelt!

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  3. This is going to be so cute.
    Congrats on Wichelt's "thumbs up".
    You will be very busy!
    Marilyn

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  4. Your project is really pretty.

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  5. Bellissimo questo Nimue, non lo conoscevo!

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  6. Oh what a gorgeous design - such a cute kitty :o)

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  7. Congrats on your model stitching - what fun! I like a few of those Nimue designs and I love that style of backstitching. I think it gives a lovely sketchy quality to the finished design.

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  8. Congrats on the model! The kitty is adorable :)

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