Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Start and a Finish

A new start for a cat .....meet Buddy......

 I picked him up after work today.   He is lovable, friendly, playful and very curious.   I kind of fear what I may discover he has been into while I am at work tomorrow.   





It didn't take long for him to make himself at home.


 And a finish.   This is my class piece from the class with Jeannette Douglas 
Sturbridge in July of this year.  There is not one part of this I didn't enjoy doing.

I like how the color changes in the red stripes.

The top and bottom matching rows and bunting were fun to do.   

This section reminded me of a quilt block and was much easier than I thought it would be.

Love, love, love the white pinwheels.   They don't show up too well in the photo.

Closer view of the bunting.

It is great to finish a class piece.  Heaven knows I have a few class pieces the 
remain to be completed.  Grace Mason awaits my return.   But first off to my stash 
pile to pick out something small to start as my take along stitchery piece.

13 comments:

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Robin, Buddy is so sweet, and he looks so soft and cuddly...may you have many happy years together :)

OMG I looove your finish! What a gorgeous piece of Americana, and I agree that the entire design is so fun! I love the bunting to bits, and the pinwheels are so much fun...this will be a treasure for years to come...great job girlfriend! I am 1/4 of the way thru my Victoria Sampler class piece and I did that one online almost a year ago...oy lol.

Hugs
Ma

llknbillburg said...

This is such a beautiful piece and it looks like such a fun stitch! I can't wait until she releases this to all the rest of us! Laura

butterfly said...

Love your stitching great colours and love the different
Stitches.
Love your new little cat, looks like he already settled in how sweet.

Chris said...

Woohoo!! What a sweet guy. Buddy looks right at home.
Lovely finish!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A sweet little kitty :)
And your class piece is absolutely stunning !

cucki said...

Aww cute kitty....
And super sweet stitching
Hugs x

Julie M said...

Congrats on the new addition and the finish! Both are wonderful! Hope Buddy doesn't make too much mischief while you are gone!

Penny said...

Buddy looks like a sweet little fellow! I think cats must be very adaptable. The ones we've adopted or been given, have always walked right in the house like they own it, and proceeded to make themselves right at home. :) Beautiful finish - I love to see different stitches!

Catherine said...

Sweet kitty and sweet stitches!

Terri said...

What a sweet kitty!! And I really love, love, LOVE, your class piece! Excellent work!

Andrea said...

Sweet cat. Love your class piece.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh, isn't Buddy gorgeous :) I am so pleased that you have a new kitty in your life :)
Great finish! Well done on getting it finished in time :)

Anonymous said...

Buddy is adorable! He looks like he has settled in quickly. Your Jeanette Douglas finish is beautiful! I've enjoyed following your progress on it and hope that you'll post a pic when it's framed. Thanks for sharing! Nancy in NY.