"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sophie in repose...

Princess Sophie takes possession of our bed during the day and does not like to be disturbed, especially by the whirr of my camera lens...
But she's so sweet when she sleeps that I couldn't resist invading her dreams...
I've never stitched a cat (that I can remember) so I went hunting across Pinterest for cat embroideries and I found quite a lot, but there was one in particular that caught my heart.
I sourced the original design back HERE to the French blog of Sylvie Blondeau.

The drawing Sylvie shared was small so I enlarged it as I intended to add just a touch of applique...
 Couldn't resist a tiny bit of fussy cutting...
 I've had a small cat quilt hanger for about four years with no idea how I'd ever use it...until yesterday.
 The applique is done, and I'll stitch the rest tonight watching documentaries on FMTV.
   If you'd like to see more beautiful embroidery ideas go HERE and scroll through my "Embroidery Love" Pinterest page. There are some incredibly talented designers out there who generously share their work....

hugs



18 comments:

  1. Aww Sophie is so cute :)
    And your applique is so beautiful
    Happy stitching x

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  2. Sophie looks very comfortable lying there on her back. I caught Molly doing that Sunday although she was on the hard slate floor! Your project is going to be lovely, Jenny.

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  3. Sophie looks so relaxed and your new piece looks gorgeous so far.

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  4. Beautiful - Sophie and the new stitchery!

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  6. Miss Sophie does look very happy on your bed..
    Your little cat stitchery will look gorgeous on the cat hanger.

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  7. Now Princess Sophie looks totally relaxed there doesn't she! Very cute stitchery Jenny!

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  9. Beautiful Sophie. Love you little project. Hugs, xx

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  10. Spohie is a sweetie and I love what you have done with this project. You are SO clever

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  11. HiJen Miss Sophie looks quite the character,she is such a pretty looking cat.Oh i love this little stitchery,its very cute and i love how you are doing it,you are making it gorgeous,hope you had a wonderful day my friend.xx

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  12. I love the pics of Sophie :D How funny!! Lying on her back like that! And Wow! I love what you've done with that little stitchery! If you don't mind, I'm going to have to pinch your idea ....it's so cute! Can't wait to see it completed!

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  13. Beautiful. Wonderful inspiration "Princess Sophie" love the way you've stitched the hems on the dress - is it 2 stitches (blanket stitch and lazy daisy) or 1?

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  14. I'm sure Sophie considers that to be HER bed that she generously allows you to use..?Beautiful photos of a beautiful cat! Love, love, love the embroidery design you found and your interpretation of the design is gorgeous...the appliqué dress is just so pretty! I'm going to visit those ideas in the link you provided now and I know I'm going to be inspired! ....

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  15. Totally love the look of that stitchery :)

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  16. Beautiful! I loved cat and stitches. Kisses

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