|dede's Cat Topiary Garden|
But I am already planning for my next project. I'm going to be working an 11 1/2 x 13 1/2 inch canvas from dede Odgen which I call the Cat Topiary Garden.
This is intended to hang on the door of my mother's new apartment. All her neighbors have floral wreaths on their doors but Mom says they look like funeral wreaths, so I've been hunting for something to stitch for her to put on her door. This canvas is perfect as it combines her love of gardens with her love of cats.
The reason I'm mentioning this so early is that I picked up Cat Topiary Garden at the Canvases Be Gone website at a good price, and the owner of the business tells me she has several of these same canvases (in both 13 or 18 count--I bought an 18 count version) still in stock. She got them from dede herself as they are a discontinued design. So if you want to stitch along with me, get in touch with Canvases Be Gone and get your canvas now before I start mine.
There won't be a stitch guide for Cat Topiary Garden since it is discontinued, so I'll be talking about this canvas here in enough detail you'll be able to stitch with me whether you got the 13 or 18 count version. I plan to use light coverage stitches, tulle, beads, and perhaps old Czech glass buttons as I create a door hanging that'll make Mom proud. I'll also talk about how I finish this piece so you can follow along there in case you want a wall or door hanging as well.
So if you are interested in stitching with me, get your canvas now before I am ready to start. Full disclosure: I know Dale who owns Canvases Be Gone but I didn't know she had multiple copies of this design until after I ordered mine.
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