Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Suggestions wanted

I've almost finished Coeur de Chat by Isa Vautier and I'm wondering what to put in the gap. It is charted to say "Bienvenue"
I'm fine with it being in French, not so sure about it meaning Welcome.
If I put that on it do I have to hang it by the front door (where it would be the wrong colours, and no-one would notice it anyway)?
If I don't put that, what can I put instead? Its already got my initials so my name wouldn't work, the date would be too small and I really don't want to go down the whole I love cats route...
Feel free to put any suggestions (clean ones!) in the comments

21 comments:

Vonna said...

What about a row of hearts, or a couple of small mice, a yarn that the cats are batting back and forth to each other with a long thread wiggling out. A name or names of some special cats you have owned. Or the name and year span of a cat here and now passed.

Cindy's Stitching said...

oh just so pretty. Put in the year. It will remind you what year you finished it.

Julie said...

Some great suggestions by Vonna

What about a row of numbers to be in keeping with the sampler theme

Nancy said...

If it were mine I would stitch the French word for cats - chats - with a pawprint on either side. As for hanging - you can hang it anywhere it looks nice.

Katherine said...

Do you actually have cats? How about "Feed Me" or "Pet Me"?

Stitching Cat said...

Well, Vonna & Nancy "stole" my thought! LOL You could add a sleeping cat in the space too. Love this piece. Be sure to post your finsh so we can see what you decied.

Hazel said...

I was going to suggest something like "love lives here" but I really like Vonna's ideas as well. Or you could choose another word or phrase "peace" or "joy" etc.

Marlene said...

I would put the date, 2010 in big numbers, it's a very nice peice of work, where did you get the kit from please.

Linda said...

You could stitch in "Bienvenue" and hang the finished design in or near the conservatory.

Mylene said...

What a beautiful design! Almost all the suggested ideas sounds great. Goodluck in choosing which one, i know you have difficulty by now...ha..ha..

Sally said...

Some wonderful suggestions. I can't wait to see what you decide on.

Karan said...

I do love this piece & it will look lovely however you decide to finish it & wherever you hang it. Though I don't think you shopuld feel you have to hang it near the front door just because it means welcome.... we all welcome people into other parts of your homes too. :0)

Tracy J said...

A one or two word adjective or verb for something you value such as Peace, Wisdom, Charity, Love, All is Calm, Serenity, Time Flies. Use an alphabet pattern book (french ones are pretty) that have different sized alphabets and check for free ones online. Hope this helps.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow I love it! Isa's stuff is just fantastic!

Hmmm I stitch because I love to stitch and I love the piece there's never any consideration on where its going to go or what I'm going to do with it!!

How about J'aime ma chat? I love my cat.

Cats Welcome
Beware of Cats
The cat fur is free of charge
Love me love my cat.

Whatever you choose will be perfect!

Daffycat said...

I go for Vonna's or Julie's ideas. I like the row of numbers thought...lots of samplers have a "sample" of numbers.

Stitcher said...

Love, and a couple of hearts, or love me, love my cat/s. Look forward to seeing what you choose.

Heidi said...

Hi Christine! How wonderful to be back in blogland and stitching. Thanks for the welcome back. I have missed visiting you. Love this piece but then I am a cat lover. I would add a row of little mice perhaps even with numbers between them.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

NOSTROMO said...

It is delightful! An amazing heart!!!

Irene said...

Vonna's ideas are great, really like the row of hearts one.

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lizpackard09 said...

A really late suggestion (I just found your blog again today via TGOS blog). I made this sampler a few years ago and while I was stitching it out kitty left us for greener (chicken laiden) pastures. His name was Belvet (long story, but needless to say when my then 4 yr old DD talked me into getting him - we decided on the name Velvet, but Belvet was as close as DD could get with no front teeth at the time). 12 years later when I was also wondering what I could stitch in that "Bienvenue" spot, this became a memorial piece with "Belvet" centred between his DOB and expiry date. My DD loves it and has requested the 'dog' version for our since departed red healer ...