Midnight in Winter was not the first picture I did from the Gobelin Company. This picture claims that spot! As I think I may have mentioned, I love cats and this picture ticked all the 'cute' buttons as far as I was concerned!
Again, I can't remember when I started it but on the back of the picture I have written the date I finished it ....... May 1984.
It was soon after completing this that I started the Midnight in Winter and discovered an awlful fact ...... I had made a rather fundamental error in doing this picture! I should have used 3 strands of stranded thread but I only used 2! Don't ask me how I mis-read the instructions, but there you go!!! I don't think anyone else notices the mistake ....... but you can see if you look closely that the thread coverage is not as good as it could be and some of the fabric shows through, especially in the areas of the dark thread.
Still! Never mind! Live and learn ...... and I still like the picture!!
This picture is still available from the Gobelin company (just search on their site for 'cats'). By the way, it measures 31 x 27 cm. At the moment, this kit is being sold for just over 57 Euros which seems like a lot of money. However, I think their kits are very good quality. The picture is worked from a chart which is very clear to use. The fabric is lovely to work with and you are given plenty of materials [Yes ...... I know! ....... I would have plenty left over since I didn't use enough strands :) However, with Midnight in Winter, done correctly(!) there were more than enough threads to complete the picture!].
This was the very first kit I ever did from a printed chart on non-painted fabric and I thought it was marvellous to slowly see the picture 'develop' from the black and white printed chart into a vibrant picture.