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Cat in a Tree by Shiori500 Cat in a Tree by Shiori500
Yaaaaay! I'm alive! That's a good thing, right? Right?
I'm sure you're all sooo happy to see I'm alive and posting again. I'm sorry it took so long for this one. It was supposed to have been done in February for my mom's birthday but school and life got in the way. I only finished it a month and a half to two months ago and it still took me this long to post it. ^^; Ah well, c'est la vie.

This was done on eighteen count cloth, my first one ever, and I thought I would go blind. I honestly questioned my sanity after I started this but my current project is giving me soooo much more trouble. That's the only hint you're getting by the way; you'll get to see it when it's done. Just note that it may take me equally as long to finish it and that's working on it nearly constantly but I hope it's worth it and you all enjoy seeing it.

I want to take this time to say a quick thank you to all of you who have supported me over the years and even more recently. It really means a lot to me. Thank you.
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cat-smith Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
once i tried using 28 cloth and i just sat there crying
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't even imagine O.O
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verirrtesIrrlicht Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sooo cute!
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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yellek911 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Hug I love this. If I was allowed to vote, I'd put my vote in for this on the Puppy Love Contest. :D (Big Grin) Keep up the good work!
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank You! I'm glad you like it! ^^; I'm not even really sure how these contests work. I sort of got blindsided by this one.
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yellek911 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I entered my frist one with the last on-Celebration and I didn't win. But it was a fun experience hoping I might. I was completely confused on what I had to do, but the one's that ran it were very patient with me and explain how to submit and all so that was a bonus that will lead me to enter another depending on what it is. Good Luck!! Keep up the great stitching! :happybounce: 
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol Yeah they were really patient with me as well. I just don't know how they do the voting. You should enter another one soon! I'll definitely try! And thanks for the Watch!
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spring-warmth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow so pretty! :D What pattern is it? 
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's one I bought from Hobby Lobby. It's called Napping Kitten.
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Mattsma Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can now see you here: stitchingpirates.deviantart.co…

:love:
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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heIIfire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE HOW DOES ONE EVEN?
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol with great skill and daring and infinite patience
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heIIfire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful ;v;
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Feel free to look at some of my other stuff.
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heIIfire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay
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PedroHenrique-2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm looking foward to see the next one done!
looking on the level of cutenes + technique here, it really makes me love it!
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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jenninn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm in love with those whiskers! :D
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'd never done a stitch like that before so this was a new experience.
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Thriin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
very pretty!! and I'd say it's always good to be alive, so HOORAY! :D
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! And I would agree with that. I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still around.
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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catcal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous piece :)

i'm having a hate relationship with my 18 count project at the moment o.O Just finding it difficult to work with for some reason where as the one i've just started is on 22 count and it's going much smoother... even though i do end up cross eyed rather a lot trying to focus on the small holes, lol
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol yes my eyes would start killing me after a while. I haven't tried 22 count yet. I don't think I'm quite that ambitious as of right now but I might try something a like that down the road. I don't know what it is with eighteen count that makes it a pain. Must be some sort of in between stage.
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catcal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i think with mine the problem is that...

0.5, my eyesight isn't the best (lol, remembered after typing 1-3) ;)
1, the aida isn't really all that good, seems to catch with the fabric a lot for some reason.
2, i've never learned how to control myself with the amount of colors i use so my needle has to fight through them when i'm switching over a lot.  Which leads to the main problem...

3, i think i was using the wrong size needle.  Mostly i just grab a needle out of a kit, find one that feels right and then just use it for everything.  Somewhere along the line i think i picked up one that was just a little too big, great for 14 and 16, not so good for 18.  Right, thanks to someone on dA, now i'm using the smallest size... #28 i think it is. It's much narrower and slips through all the already tight packed holes.

PS, i can't think who it was that put it in a comment but i agree with them... you really should think about entering this in the spring contest :)
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do the same thing with the needles and I know what you mean about the colors getting a little out of hand sometimes. I actually need to find some more needles because all the ones I have are too big. Yes I know who you're talking about and one of the admins contacted me about whether or not I wanted them to submit it to the contest and I told them yes.
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This one is really cute, I love it, and I'm eagerly awaiting your new project!

You know, you probably could have submitted this to the Stitching Pirates Puppy Love Contest if you wanted, it would be perfect for the theme.
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you and I'll try to get it done quickly. I'm eagerly awaiting everyone's response to it.
Oh no! Oh well did I miss it? I don't really pay attention to any of the contests because I don't ever think I have anything for them.
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's still going on until the 30th of June and as you submitted your piece to the group during the contest time I'm sure one of the admins will change it to the right folder for you if you ask them nicely :)
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh cool. Yeah one of them messaged me and asked if it was for the contest and if so they would move it for me. I told them they could. Thanks!
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Fusainne Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hooray! ^_^
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WaffuMonsta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooo cute ^_^.
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Ammeih Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I've contemplated making this one as well but I let it slide at the time for other projects. Seeing your finished piece does make it itch once more!

I think you have done a great job at this lovely cat; especially if you aren't used to the fabric count! 18 count is really small but it makes your work look so much more refined somehow. It's nice to see you make such an adorable come back - pretty sure the fact it took you a while to post it is long forgiven by the cross stitch goddesses! -
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! It is very satisfying to see it finished and be able to present it to my mom. It was also funny to see some of my newer friends' reactions while I was working on it since they'd never seen me do it before. You should start working on it! I would love to see it!
18 count does make it look a lot smoother so I'm going to have to start working with it more often. I also hope this next project is up to everyone's standards.
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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TheBootifyllBookCat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!!! :D
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it! And thanks for the Fave!
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TheBootifyllBookCat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, you're really, really good!
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Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: Thanks!
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