Thursday, January 31, 2013

Commission Finish

I almost got excited that my post title rhymed. But not quite. But it's perhaps a bit of a tongue twister.
What is the commission finish you ask? 
It's the piece that I did up for a gal as per her wants, needs, preferences. I think it turned out so cute and am so excited to share it with you. The funny thing is that this piece was highly customized by this lovely gal and while I was stitching it (in fact only 2 weeks before I completed it) the cat that it was being stitched up as (Buddy the Cat) passed away. We was 12 years old and had been an amazing family cat. So now the piece is perfect to commemorate Buddy by. I know this girl and her family will enjoy seeing Buddy immortalized in stitching on the wall. So without further ado, I give you "Buddy the Cat" as customized by a commission (yes that means paid) request:












The linen is 30 ct weeks dye works. I can't quite remember the name. It was a bit challenging to work with as it's got a lot of stretch in it, but on my bars it's always better. The threads are a combination of DMC solids and sampler colors variegated cottons. Colors were picked by my client. Order of colors used in the pattern was done by randomly selecting the next color from a baggie and making sure to use all the colors once before putting all the numbers back in. I did use some creative selection to make sure that it balanced so that it wasn't all green in one area, etc. The pattern is from White Willow Stitching called Tribal Cat.
Coming up: 
- another cottage is complete
- baby sampler update (it's so cute!)
- and dragons... eventually. :)
Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Rachel M said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and shapes used on this.

Kelly Smith said...

It is lovely Mel, so colourful! Well done!

Elena said...

You did a wonderful job. I love the beautiful colors.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this little cat is just gorgeous.

Emma/Itzy said...

This looks great! Well done :)

cucki said...

Beautiful colors x

demeter83 said...

What a lovely design, and what a lovely commemoration for Buddy!

Shelley said...

Stunning!!!

Carolyn NC said...

I love this - great job!

Linda said...

That looks great. Would never have thought of doing it in different colors.

Linda

JoAnn McLaughlin said...

love the cat