4.05.2013

The Original Conjuring Cat

Here's my finished embroidery from the Edward Gorey illustration stitch along. I really like the way it turned out. I felt like I was getting behind (the next illustration stitch along is starting this month), but the little cats didn't take nearly as long to fill in as the big one.


Since this illustration is from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, here's a bit of T.S. Eliot's poem "Mr. Mistoffelees" for you:

His manner is vague and aloof,
You would think there was nobody shyer--
But his voice has been heard on the roof
When he was curled up by the fire.
And he's sometimes been heard by the fire
When he was about on the roof--
(At least we all heard that somebody purred)
Which is incontestable proof
Of his singular magical powers:
And I have known the family to call
Him in from the garden for hours,
While he was asleep in the hall.
And not long ago this phenomenal Cat
Produced seven kittens right out of a hat!

Check out the Flickr page for more great Gorey embroideries!

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