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August mini cat pattern

Hi everyone, sincere apologies for the delay of posting the free mini cat pattern for August, we had a large storm in France which managed to disconnect power lines and the internet was off for about three weeks. A large tree in my garden was struck by lightening and it came crashing down, thankfully not near the house!

Unfortunately I have a fear of thundering and lightening, my husband was away and I was very scared! Lol….. I know it won’t really harm me but the thunder noise together with large flashes really freak me out, I simply have never got used to thunder and lightening, it always makes people laugh when they see how scared I am!
This storm was quite fierce, my garden furniture was flying around the garden, it was unbelievable how fast the wind picked up, I nearly went out onto the deck to move the garden furniture before the wind got hold, I am glad I didn’t because it gathered momentum within about 30 seconds and I would have been blown up into the trees!
Thankfully the storms have passed and we have lovely weather again, I am now relaxed enough to do my cross stitch.
Cross stitching and finishes  
I have designed the September mini cat for 2018 and will be on my blog on Freebie Friday next week.
They have returned from honeymoon and now have lots of washing to do!
I have also had quite a few of my cross stitched pieces framed, I am excited to show those over the next few weeks.
August mini cat
Right click and save as to your computer and then print out
August mini cat bag
Mini cats for 2018, only three more to design…….
I am thinking of making a box to house the monthly designs, if I do I will be showing a tutorial.
You can get the free patterns from my blog
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. August 12, 2018 / 10:28 am

    These mini cats are adorable. I am with you – I do not like lightening, thunder and high winds – being alone makes it even worse!

  2. Anonymous
    August 12, 2018 / 10:28 am

    Lynn, you made me laugh with the honeymoon is over comment. So glad the weather is back to calm for you! They are both really sweet designs and the way you have all the months displayed in the last pic is just gorgeous!

  3. August 21, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Hi Lynn, So glad you are alright after the storm. I have finished August mini cat at last and will take a breather before I begin September. You are a fast stitcher the new one is cute thank you for sharing with us.
    best wishes

  4. August 21, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    That was a horrible storm you experienced and glad to hear you have beautiful weather again. All your finishes are beautiful and I love your new design for September. Thanks for making such great patterns.

  5. August 21, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Your August mini cat is so cute – my hair stylist just returned from a trip to Paris with her hubby and she will love this! Thank you!
    Living in FL, we have lots of storms like this, especially this summer. I like watching them from our porch but not by myself!

  6. August 21, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Glad you have internet again! The storms sound awful, no wonder you were scared!
    Love your August cat design – September's is pretty too!

  7. August 21, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Hi Lynn, So glad the storm is over and you have come to no harm. The mini cats look nice the way you have framed them, I like September so cute. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Take care Julie.C x