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Nine Lives Kitties by pinkythepink Nine Lives Kitties by pinkythepink
My oh my I've been working on this one for a long time. :D It had a whole lot of time to sit and gather dust. The actual hands-on time isn't so bad. :) I finished back in May 2013 but was unable to find time to iron and scan it.

Lots of fun doing this one when I actually was working on it though! Fur can be a hassle to stitch - there's a lot of colors going every direction to imitate it - but in the end it always turns out to be one of my favorite types of projects. :giggle: I can't help it, I just love stitching cats! Only a little bit of trouble scanning it as it had to be done in two sections, hopefully you don't notice any seams.

This is a 1994 Dimensions cross-stitch kit, including all threads, fabrics, and the pattern. As it's on 28 count it's worked over two squares, essentially making the pattern itself 14 count in size. This isn't a problem for the background, of course, as the stitchwork has a very fine and clean linen to lay against.

This piece is also my submission to Magical525's Get it Done 2013 Stitch-a-long project. You can join yourself and get in on the group action! :D magical525.deviantart.com/jour…

Color Total: 22
Size: 18 x 7 inches
Time: 82.5 hours
28 Count tan Linen

WIP Shot:
WIP - Get It Done 2013 - Nine Lives by pinkythepink
Starting Your Linen Stitches by pinkythepinkMirabilia's Dressmaker's Daughter by pinkythepinkMirabilia's Dressmaker's Daughter (No Beads) by pinkythepink
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:iconnatsdacat:
natsdacat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Your so talented!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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natsdacat Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
yw!
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Anomynousness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
jeebus
this is awesome
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you Anom!
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Anomynousness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
:bow:
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it. Of course I do. How could I not?
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I'm so happy that you do! :love: It was quite the beast to stitch.
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, I believe that in a second!! It looks like it, but the result is wonderful and so worth it.
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PseudonymousBosch Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
My jaw literally dropped when I saw this. Mind = BLOWN
This is AMAZING!!!!! :D
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! :D It was certainly a time consuming piece!
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PseudonymousBosch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
No problem! I can definitely say it was worth it. :)
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TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How adorable!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :hug:
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TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cuteness!!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013   General Artist
This is fantastic! It looks like a painting when i saw in thumbnail at first glance or is it just me. I guess that's the mindset of being artist. :giggle:
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! I agree with you, the thumbnail makes it seem much more condensed than it really is. :D
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work well done!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:flirty: Thank you much!
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay :winner: you've finished :dance:

A lovely piece too!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:w00t: Yay, thank you!
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UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
You know, I love stitch works, but this one took my heart!  
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Thank you so much, that means a lot!
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UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Mattsma Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really pretty!!!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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:iconmattsma:
Mattsma Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love:
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet :)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you <3
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
looks great ^^
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :aww:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh well done! This looks great and it's nice to see the completed photo at last!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:dance: Thanks very much :hug:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome :)
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spring-warmth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww this is so cute! :3 

How was the stitching over two squares? I bought a kit recently (even though I have a massive back log :faint:) that's on evenweave instead of aida and I think I'll probably keep forgetting and doing one square or something ridiculous..
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :aww:

Stitching over two isn't as bad as it sounds, trust me! :D There's a note at the bottom of the pattern telling you which side to start with to get the best results and you go from there. The only time I really had any trouble with it is when I would count over "three" instead of "four" to get two square over. ;) You get used to it pretty quick and the stitches look HUGE in comparison to what you're working on. :D I often had to sit back and see the whole image before continuing, otherwise it looks rather blobby.
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spring-warmth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, thanks for the info! :D 
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Ammeih Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
<3 this stitch!

Very nicely done =)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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ooOSwiftnessOoo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Cute!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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