WIP Wednesday

IMG_20141102_132844As you can tell from my WIP posts, I mostly work on larger pieces. Not quite BAPs (though I have a few of those), but pieces that definitely take a bit longer to work on.

Some time ago on Pinterest, I found this cute little ornament, and the image linked back to the designer’s website. A fan of Grumpy Cat myself, and in the mood for a quick stitch and finish, I just couldn’t resist kitting this up. I started it on Saturday, and finished it on Sunday! Not sure what the fabric was — some tight little linen in a 28 count that I had a scrap of in my stash. Maybe I will even finish it into an ornament before Christmas! (unlikely)

Here is a link to the designer’s website, where you can download a .pdf of the pattern yourself.

I also got more work done again on Giovanni’s Alphabet:

Until next week, Happy Stitching!

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9 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Kitty says:

    I found the same grumpy cat pattern, thought about making it, but seeing your finished work put me over the edge, I’m definately going to make it!

  2. I love the cat – I’m going to do that for a workmate. And does Giovanni’s alphabet not have a J?

    • The 2nd 35 Years says:

      It does not have a J… It’s inspired by Giovanni Ostaus, a needleworker from the 1500’s, Italy. I think in Latin there are no Js.

      • Good to know. Hopefully one night that will come up on pub quiz

      • The 2nd 35 Years says:

        Ha! Incidentally I only learned that by watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. šŸ˜®

      • Screaming Teen wants to know how the Romans then had a Julius! Awkward much? Will be on Google šŸ™‚

      • The 2nd 35 Years says:

        So I got super curious about this, as I am won’t to do, and found this explanation on the world wide interwebs: “Using theĀ LatinĀ alphabetĀ as it existed in the day ofĀ Julius CaesarĀ (100 BC ā€“ 44 BC) (i.e., without lower case letters, “J”, or “U”), Caesar’s name is properly renderedĀ GAIVS IVLIVS CAESARĀ (the spellingĀ CAIVSĀ is also attested and is interchangeable with the more commonĀ GAIVS; however the letterĀ CĀ was used with its antique pronunciation of [g], as it was an adaptation of GreekĀ gamma).”. Also, I read that the letter J was not introduced in Latin until after the Renaissance.

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