Ode to a kitty

The concept of this needlepoint had been in my head for a long time before I sat down to start it recently. I made this needlepoint as an homage to a dear little cat of ours who had an aggressive form of feline leukemia and passed away just before Christmas of 2009. He was a cheeky boy, and had a very distinct white moustache {just like Colonel Sanders – hence his name, Colonel}. So I thought to create a little something to hang on the wall in memory of him. 
Since I’m cheap, I painted a square of regular canvas black, in stead of buying a full section of black canvas. However, the paint made it difficult to work with and I had to use borderline excessive force to complete it. It was like stitching through leather. 
I really like the text I used – although, it took me a while to finalize it. I went into Microsoft Word, typed in ‘Colonel’, highlighted it, and scrolled through all the different fonts. When I came across the GothicE Text, it immediately worked. I then converted the script into a pixelated image {simply through creating a grid using Microsoft Excel and using x’s to stamp out the pattern}, and viola! It now hangs above the old chair I picked up at a charity shop recently for €2.
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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    May 4, 2011 / 9:55 am

    so cute! but so sad.. what a wonderful way to remember a kitty.

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