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Long Tail Tabby

needlepoint cat

Mr. Tabby

I love cats.

Some time ago, I saw a needlepoint canvas online that I really liked but couldn’t get.

Mr. Tabby had been sold, and there were no more to had.

So I made a really crappy photocopy, and mulled over what to do next.

Then I had this bright idea.

Why not have a needlepoint artist interpret Mr. Tabby?

So I asked two talented friends of mine — whose initials both happen to be A. C. — to come up with something, but changing it around sufficiently such as to not infringe on any copyrights.

The truth is, I figured only one of them would come through, particularly since I only had this really tiny, poor quality photocopy for them to work from.

Lo and behold, both ended up making me an original version of Mr. Tabby.  What beauties!

I took pics and decided to fool around on Gimp and create a second, Op Art-ish inverted image of each canvas.

And now… without further long-winded ados… here are four fantastic interpretations of Mr. Tabby….. tada!!!

needlepoint cat

Mr Tabby 1

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Mr. Tabby 1 Op Art

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Mr. Tabby 2

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Mr. Tabby 2 Op Art

And here they are as an animation.

Mr. Tabby as Gulliver

Mr. Tabby zooming large and small

Goes well with Alabama Song.

And here’s stunned Mr. Tabby watching.

Mr. Tabby's Eyes Rolling

Mr. Tabby’s Eyes Rolling

Auf Wiedersehen.

Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

Alabama Song (Brecht / Weil), recorded by Lotte Lenya.

The Consequences of Apathy


Image by Ms. Sparky.com


I shoehorned it in about 7am today on the sidebar.

Now everyone can see my limp biscuit traffic.

But the good news is, you can also see where ya’ll come from… you shy lurkers!

ps:  if you want me to get rid of the Feedjit widget, I’ll be happy to, just say the word.  But how, I wonder?  Oh yes, I know, there’s actually a comment area.

Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

More Halloween Goodies!

Spooky Tree

Spooky Tree

I’ve just added more awesome canvases to my Halloween Catalog.

Click on either pic to check it out!

PS:  I’ll add more prices and descriptions when it’s less hectic around here!

In the meantime, just call or email if you have any questions, including whether or not the cool Irish cap is for sale. 8-)

Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016

Just to make it official…



Needlepoint Land is all about high touch retail services.  No customer request is too large or too small.

Please visit our new Menu option to find out more.  You can find it here.

We look forward to hearing about your latest fabulous needlepoint projects!

Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.

Love him — TYVM JULI !!!!


10″ x 10″ 18m

Meet Junior.

He just flew into Needlepoint Land today, and I immediately added him to my personal stash.

needlepoint owl


What a wonderful job, Juli.  I just love him from the tip of his beak down to his mini little feetsies.  What vibrant colors he has… and the sleepy eyes are perfection!

One look and I just know he’s going to melt many a stitcher’s heart.  I’m thinking lots of stitch teaching opportunities with this little guy.

You know how to get in touch.


Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.

Add to the plaid


Ever find yourself stitching a belt and then your fat husband gains like a million pounds so you have to do this airplane seat extension thingie?

Anyway, I am working on this belt that is an absolutely gorgeous plaid. It was very carefully painted, thing is, whoever painted it obviously got tired of counting and left about two inches off on both ends.   So, I have been free stitching the two inches on the right side of the belt. My experience with counted cross stitch is paying big dividends on this one! This will be a birthday present that is about 3 years overdue at this point.

needlepoint belt 1

Everything to the right of  the big, red square is counted. The left side will be the same deal, only in reverse.

needlepoitn belt 2

Here is a close-up of the counted area.

Re the hubster intro, just kidding of course! ;-)

Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.

Finito la musica


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Here are some beautiful needlepoint pieces that just arrived from the finisher. My particular fave is the Halloween ornament with the great backing and perfect little pumpkin embellishment. Enjoy!

 Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.