So first off, there’s Ms. Cat.
I love cats. This was an old kit by JCA. I generally don’t do kits (their quality can be quite disappointing), but JCA makes very high quality ones. I like the little heart that the finisher put in the middle of the bow: an embellishment that adds a nice touch. Sooo cute!
Here is my turtle story. I’ve had a thing about turtles since I was fortunate enough to do PR at the American Museum of Natural History in NY, during Dr. Archie Carr’s (the world-famous herpetologist) last years there, and I became aware of the wonders of this endangered species.
Many years later, I moved to Florida, and now live near some unspoiled beaches (no high rises!), where I have seen a real sea turtle coming in to lay her eggs. This piece is one of my little homages to Archie, who did a lot of conservation work in this state, where he’s been officially honored. I do a lot of turtles. So excellent a fishe, indeed!
© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.