Chloe the Cat with Bird and Finish!!!

Makes me feel great to have another embroidery finished! Trish Burrs “Chloe the Cat” is finished! You can find the pattern here if anyone is interested in this challenge Chloe the Cat Digital Download …. the kit is available also in her shop.

First the bird…

Real cute… the bird was fun to do yet I think I am going to have to invest in some better lighting “old eyes” as usual. I kept having to adjust the light so I could see better. The lamp I am using is getting old also and has had “a lot” of use.

Wanting to share a design problem that the bird had. I ended up using a very sharp pencil to draw in two missing lines on the wing of the bird as you can see below in the photo. Thankful my hands are still steady….! These lines were to deliniate between the upper and lower wing with some padded satin stitching. They just were not there, but was an easy fix. These kind of things do happen once in awhile with all kinds of designs. Paying attention to the detail when stitching helps one to catch these.

Now for the finished embroidery! I will be blocking and stretching this for a frame eventually. Would really like to come up with a way to put both “Katerina and Chloe” in the same frame. Just not sure with the color differences. Also a possibility of a wall hanging (think mini quilt) with the two of them. It takes me forever to think on what I will do with a finished embroidery but when the idea hits I usually am off and getting it finished! Onto another “unfinished” project. Right now there are three of them….Hmmmmm…we shall see.


9 thoughts on “Chloe the Cat with Bird and Finish!!!

  1. Catherine

    Congratulations on the finish! It looks fantastic and that little bird is just so cute. Good lighting is a real must. I’m telling myself my eyes aren’t old and yet I still have a rather large catalogue of Daylight lamps in my possession! Do share how you finish them – I’d love to see!

    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      It might be awhile til I go for the finish so we shall see what happens. Over the years I searched and “bought” many lights. I think I have spent more there than other sewing related items. Going to the “conventions” I was always scouring for the latest and greatest lights. I do need to replace the one I have now as it is getting old. I am going to make another concerted effort to finish the “CAP”. My latest and greatest light is sitting unused where that piece has been languishing… Having that done will make a huge difference for me. It has been too long sitting. Hope you have a Happy New Year as I know you are having tons to do with your embroidery adventures!

      1. Catherine

        I admire your determination to finish the cap. I’m really not sure I’ll ever pick it up again- I didn’t particularly enjoy it. But another burst is required before committing to those decisions! I wish you a wonderful year of stitching ahead too!


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