Friday, October 20, 2006
Cats is an ABS Designs and was hand painted by Anne Stradal. You can see the actual design on her web site http://absdesigns.tripod.com/
The first time I saw this design I immediately thought of my very good friend Terry because we have been joking around a lot about her using her broom and flying all the way to the USA from UK as the price of petrol as they call it overthere is very expensive. She also has two black cats, making the design perfect for us.
I wanted to surprise her and bring a smile on her face at a time when she was not feeling all that well and I stitched it for her. This was my first painted canvas that I actually stitched from start to finish. I have a few more that have been started but are still sitting in my pile of UFOs.
I finished it as a door hanger for her and she has actually suspended it on her stitching lamp so that she can see it all the time.
When Anne saw it completed she asked me if I wanted her to add it to her Guest Gallery and here it is: http://absdesigns.tripod.com/guest_gallery.htm
This is one project that I think I had a grin on my face from start to finish while trying to imagine Terry's face when she would actually receive it :-)