Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thirteen Whiskers From A Cross Eyed Cat

No....not from THIS cross eyed cat....

But, she did inspire me to stitch this piece in the first place.
 ;o)
And I finally finished stitching it.... "Cross Eyed Cat"...a sweet pattern from Lori Brechlin at Notforgotten Farm.




I didn't capture the colors very well....the floss colors are very muted and olde-looking blue/grays and dark brown....stitched on heavily stained 28-count Cashel linen, one over two.

Now to find an old frame for it.  My original plan had been to make it into a pillow of sorts...but it's a bit large for that (measures approximately 7" x 15")....

I would like to find an antique frame like the model was framed in:
So, if any of you have any leads, please let me know.

As long as we're on Halloween themes here, I thought I'd share a photo of My Little Frankenstein....

Looking good, eh? 

(I think they should give pain pills to moms too....)

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
 
 

34 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Good Evening...on my...my knee hurts now...poor Li`ll Crow.... Love the stitchery....looks so old and worn...my favorite....Hope you find a great old frame for it...Warm Blessings Francine.

Me and My Stitches said...

I've been wondering about your little crow. Hope he is doing well. Love your stitchery and your cross eyed kitty!

Linda said...

Ouch...poor little crow...I hope he's better soon! I'm sort of in your neck of the woods right now...I was closer! Love the stitchery! Have a great evening!!

A Primitive Homestead said...

I agree they should give pain pills to mom. Made me cring seeing. Lfted prayer for fast healing. Blessings!
Lara

Raymond Homestead said...

Owww, I hurt just looking at the picture! Love the stitchery!

Nancy said...

Jist looking at that I gottah git ah pain pill, hang on....

oldgreymare said...

They should have stitched as neatly as you do <3
Poor boy. I pray it all works well.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Yikes! Hoping it heals well this time.The cross stitch is wonderful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Mugwump Woolies said...

Ouch! Hope your young crow is feeling better everyday...nothing worse for a mom than a hurting kid.
Love your stitching...great that you can enjoy it this year!
Take good care,
Robyn

Firecracker Kid said...

That's a neat cross stitch, I love it. Ouch... OMGosh, that is a spooky lookin' stitch job on Frankenstein... lol.
Hugs~Carol

Vicky said...

LOVE the stitchery but not on Frankenstein's knee...that just looks sore, poor guy. I agree with you about Mom's needing the meds, too!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Penny said...

Love the stitchery!! You did a great job on a wonderful 'Lori' pattern!
Ooo...that stitchery on your son's knee is cringe-worthy.... made me shudder a bit just looking at it. Poor fella... I hope and pray this does the trick and gives him relief from his pain....
Happy Sunday....
Penny

TheRustyThimble said...

OK WOW!!! just spit my coffee out.

your stitching technique is so much better then the surgeons.......maybe you should be giving them lessons LOL

no humor intended for little crow, that just looks FREAKING painful, Hang in there little crow. you are hopefully on a road to recovery!

yes mom you need meds too!! When my son broke a vertebrae and his jaw in a four wheeler accident, I remember those feelings of needing something to cope! But I believe being moms we tend to be in more pain for them then they are with their injuries.

And naturally being MEN they think we over react, and baby them too much. Now mine just took a fall from a tree stand my DIL told me about it the other night, the next day on the phone I asked how he was, his reaction, he just got invited to an Elk hunt in Colorado yep I wanted to throw my phone at him on the other end of the line.
HE is FINE!! BOYS, I love my BOYS!!

HUGS
sweet stitchery Robin, hand in there
Brenda

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Ouch poor guy !!
hope he is better soon .

Love the stitchery !!

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

What a lovely piece. The kitty is adorable too.
And that injury looks very painful...hope it heals quickly.

I always enjoy visiting you for a little musical interlude.

blessings & bliss
Sue

Raggedy Creations said...

Ouch but it looks great as long as the operation works. Hope he feels better soon.

Felicia

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Love your stitchery and love your cross eyed cat even more. How precious is that! Oh my that knee makes me hurt all over just looking at it, YIKES....

Hugs
Jody

Carol Stuck said...

Love, love, love your stitchery. Owie! Owie!! The knee looks ever so painful. Certainly hoping the worst is over for your son. I'll say a little prayer for a speedy recovery.

hugs and smiles,
Carol


Anna Hanley said...

Oh boy that looks painful take a pain pill for me!Love your stitchary came out great! Take care & Blessings, Anna

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Ohhh Yuk ... A nurse I am not. Is that a new stitch they tried on his knee? I don't like it. Looks like it hurts a LOT. Hope he is doin' well very soon. I prefer your stitching so I will be back to check on you.

Sunday Blessings and Peace,
Barb

Laurie said...

oh my gosh your poor son, poor you!! Thats just terrible, shocking what that boy and your family has endured.I hope all is healing quickly.Your sampler is lovely, the words are so unique and the colors are lovely, take care, best wishes from Canada

Shirlee said...

Lil' Crow's appendage does indeed look very painful but it will be worth it for a successful outcome! Still praying for that! Your stitching is fabulous! I think that's the first stitching I've seen you post : )

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Oh my! Ouch Ouch Ouch! Hope it works!

Love the stitchery.

Carmen and the Primcats

annie said...

that hurt just seeing the photo, poor baby crow. hoping this week will help heal the battle scars quickly. love the scissors, and the kitty, hugs to mama crow.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Poor baby, that still makes my heart turn over, lol.

What a nice idea for cross stitch, love those muted colors.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Robyn ♥ said...

OH MY!! My knee hurts just looking at that picture! Hope he's doing well!
Your cross stitch is so cool! If you can't find an old frame, can you ruff up a new one?

frontporchprims said...

Holy Crap. I reserve that saying for only the worst and most amazing. I didn't realize they cut above and below the knee too. Poor, poor, boy. Poor, poor, mother. Your stitching is very pretty. The muted colors are perfect on top of the pretty linen.
Old frames aren't hard to come by if you shop good will or thrift stores. You can always repurpose one too. Good luck..err....with the frame and the knee. -Steph-

Beckyjean said...

Love your cross stitch!!

Hugs go out to lil crow. Hope those pills are helping.

Have a wonderful week~Becky

Kim said...

Ok, perhaps I wasn't clear in the past.....I "need" a warning before you trick me into looking at spiders OR stitches......Accck, all queasy now.

Woman Seeking Center said...

Dearest Crow, it is indeed fortunate that NY is far far from Nod lest I be tempted to hop upon my broom and spirit your stitchery back to my farmhouse in the hills.... it's stunning!

Lil crows knee (tho beyond painful still, no doubt) looks to be mending nicely. No infection by the looks of the image nor fluid retention? All good. And what a great pic to torture him for the rest of his life, lol Ah yes, the 'frankenstein knee photo! Let me pull that out to show (fill in the blank, roflmao)

Wise arsing aside...
Hoping beyond measure that it's a success for him - he (and you) have been thru QUITE enough and deserve the needed outcome this time.

Hugs 'o plenty dear friend
Issy

Laurie said...

I know I already commented but I came back to join as a follower, my blog was deleted and my whole google account was too so I have started a new one and I'm starting over from scratch, I wasn't going to but I have.I hope you might visit me,

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh my gosh Girlfriend ~ Are you sure we're not related??? We both bear the same name ~ live in WI ~ love old cemeteries & Halloween ~ love to stitch and we both have a Siamese cat with none other than crossed eyes!!! Say it isn't so!
Love your newest stitchery creation how befitting.
Another thing in common we both have sons that had knee surgery. Ouch little crow ~ looks a tad bit sore ~ hope you have a speedy recovery ~ prayers going your way.
Take Care!
The Witching Hour is coming soon!
Prim Blessings
Robin

1890* said...

Have loved that cross-eyed cat quip. You have stitched it up beautiful Miss Cranky! Praying that little crows stitching up returns him to himself again. Everything stitched with love is a masterpiece!
{{Hugs for you both}}

Theresa said...

Your cross-stitch turned out lovely!!!! I have this pattern in my to do stack....you don't want to know how many things are in that basket LOL. :0) As for the knee photo...OUCH!!!!