I have started stitching this lazy tiger about two months ago. It was a request from my little girl when I gave her the picture of Solo the cat walking in the poppy field. (See its scan in my August 27th post.) She said "mommy, next time stitch me a tiger". I was happy to comply, although I already had a Dimensions Gold mini of horse and foal in my stash for her, but I love tigers and I love my daughter even more, so it was a great excuse for me to buy yet another kit! :D This is also a Dimensions Gold mini kit. I was a bit scared of all the colour blends, but it is quite easy and works phenomenally! She looks really fierce, doesn't she?
Next is a Michael Powell design I have been working occasionally for over a year. I have traded the chart only so I must get the floss, and since I am a DMC girl and the MP kits use Anchor, I had to convert the colours. Which wasn't very easy as there are many conversion tables available online but they don't agree on every colour. In some cases I still haven't decided wich substitute I am going to use and I am aware that because of the differences it's not going to look quite as it was intended, but heck, I have been playing it safe ever since I started cross stitching, isn't it about time I took a chance with a design?
This birdhouse is a Permin mini kit I started some time ago until I realised that I didn't read the instructions... it was supposed to be stitched in one thread but I used two out of habit. I felt so bad, I was in no mood to rip it, didn't wanna restart either, so I just put it aside. I think now I will take my chances and finish it in two threads just to see how it would look.
Finally, a Lanarte mini. I usually finish these in a couple days. I like to keep stitching them in between large projects to keep me happy dancing.
I have two more I wanna share but I will discuss those in the following posts.