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!


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

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

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

  4. Your project is really pretty.

  5. Bellissimo questo Nimue, non lo conoscevo!

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

  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.

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

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