CHART PACK: 6 color pages
CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY Barbara Ana Designs
Like its counterparts the Spring Cat and the Summer Cat, Barbara Ana's Christmas Cat is wearing a ballooning dress that merges into a wonderful landscape.
The top part of the dress features a white collar, puffy sleeves with different prints, and a fun body asymetric motif that includes a fish. The cat is wearing a knitted round hat with red and white motifs.
Her arms are spread out, holding in one hand a pot of Christmas roses, and in the other a Christmas tree. Ornaments hang below including a mini Santa on a sledge.
The cat's crinoline-shaped skirt is split patchwork-like into 3 parts, with a central holiday scene, showing Santa trecking in the snow, heading for a sleepy village. It's amazing how much detail Barbara Ana manages to fit into that tiny cross stitch scene, including white hares hopping about, various trees, quaker motifs both in the sky and providing texture in the snow.
The piece is cross stitched on 28 ct evenweave, from the Fabric Flair range, with a printed white handwriting motif on a medium grey background.
A cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs.
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 75 x 108 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: 28ct Printed eveneweave, medium grey, Old French Scrip by Fabric Flair
size of stitched area: 5.5 x 7.7 inch (13.5 x 20 cm)
Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch
Chart: color & BW
Number of colors: 10
Themes: Festive Season, winter landscape, snow, Xmas village, white rabbits, Santa