I wanted to post some images of pieces which highlight my stitchery which I refer to as Contemporary Embroidery. I use, in addition to a wide range of threads and beads, metals which can be stitched into. Some of the backgrounds are painted, printed and/or otherwise heavily manipulated. These pieces are all either framed or stitched to stretched canvas and therefore are not "quilts." The first set is from the DK, or What the Cat Dragged In series all of which have bits of metal brought to me on our cats' magnetic collars.