Projects in progress and a wonderful finish by Alyssa

I am a slow stitcher, and to tell you the truth, I haven’t stitched most of the patterns I designed. That’s why it is always a pleasure to see how these virtual patterns become real projects in skilled hands. Today I want to share a picture of my Fish Pond pattern, stitched by Alyssa from Brownie’s Chair.

Fish Pond stitched by Alyssa  http://brownieschair.blogspot.com/

More stitchy stuff on Alyssa’s blog: http://brownieschair.blogspot.com/ !

As for my own stitching, I had to stop working on Cats in the Kitchen (again!). It dawned at me that I should make something for my half-sister Katie’s wedding, so I made a pattern, bought all the supplies and have been stitching like crazy to make it on time.

It started out with a grid…
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Fish pond cushion/pincushion pattern + cat bonus :)

A nice and small design with two fishes to make a biscornu pincushion (tutorial: what is a biscornu and how to make it) or a square motif for decoration. Today I drew inspiration from traditional Japanese fish ponds (koi ponds) and the yin-yang symbol.

Did you know? The design of such pond can have effect on the health of the carps in it.

Fish pond pincushion pattern
Stitch count: 49 x 49

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