She’s Finished!

Yes Bastet is a she and goddess of cats and one of the most well-known figures of the Egyptian pantheon… and that I googled!

and yes she is finished as I told you that you wouldn’t hear from me until she was. Almost did finish last Sunday, but I have found if you push those last 2 hours to “finish” that it usually has to come out…so I didn’t!

I did start this along time ago at one of the ANG seminars (American Needlepoint Guild) with the original Fab Four. Suzanne Howren, Tony Minieri, Beth Robertson (gosh we miss you!) and Meredith Willett. Then Ruth Schmuff did a mystery class with this one, which I signed up for some more inspiration. As I moved along, some of the ideas and stitches were mine and then the final touch was Meredith Willett teaching the peyote beaded circles on top of the lotus flowers. I am not sure I like the starkness of the straight gold line in the top section of background and I may tweak that.

She is ready for the framers as we picked it out just before the world changed. Since shops were closed, I was thinking they weren’t framing, so what was the rush? And it was too that I was working way too much…well still am, but making time for stitching. So I will UPS it tomorrow!

I have this companion piece “On the Nile” that I am now motivated to move into my stitching queue. This is a rather large canvas, stitch guide by Tony Minieri and both canvases are by Tapestry Fair. I need to read the guide and organize my threads.

My kids never fail to entertain me! I really don’t know how he squeezed himself under this cabinet, but he did. I laid on the floor to take a picture and play with him and very soon I had someone on my back!

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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

10 thoughts on “She’s Finished!

  1. this is just spectacular Vicky! There is so much to take in with this. I had to have my kitty of 18 yrs put to sleep last week so it is especially nice to see your kitties. I miss mine so much. She was just the best.

  2. Vicky, as fantastic as it is to see this canvas complete, (and it’s truly fantastic!) I think I love the kitty picture under the cabinet just as much. Can you imagine your life without these two? They, and Bastet, are amazing!

  3. Hello, question….I recently acquired the Raymond Crawford ‘Trick or Treat’
    canvas and purchased threads, etc. and your stitch guide from The
    Enriched Stitch as when looking for the stitch guide saw that you had taught
    a class in their shop several years ago for this canvas…after reviewing the guide
    I have a few questions….what stitch did you use for the words ‘Trick’ and ‘or’;
    also what is the back ground stitch….these stitches are not included in the
    5 pages of the stitch guide. I’ll look forward to your reply…thank you.

  4. Great kitty photos, including the stitchy one too. A couple of posts ago you asked if we were stitching. Apparently I am not reading blogs much. But was glad to see your posts when I finally checked in. For some reason, I have not been motivated to needlepoint much but have picked up some cross stitch and quilting projects instead. And now that it is summer there is always something in the yard and garden to attend to.

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