Welcome to my second finish for 2012.....yes, the dogs are done!!! I sat up till midnight last night and finished them off and I must say I am SO happy with them. I have totally loved doing this design, I think the difference has been that I have backstitched as I have gone with this one and so it was nice to see each dog take on a life of its own as I went. So now the boys are off to the framers tomorrow for their final makeover. I dont usually get my pieces professionally framed due to cost, only if it is a special piece like this one for my dads 70th. Dads birthday is not until August but I wanted to get the boys finished in plenty of time cause the framing will take a while to pay off!!!!
So what next I hear you ask! My first SAL starts in 2 days and I just went and got the fabric today for it, I have all the thread, the chart and the beads so I am ready to go....I might even be sneaky and start tomorrow....hehehe. I was actually very daring with the fabric today, well daring for me. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my stitching, I stitch on 14 count aida in either white or natural/light tan but today I bought a nice piece of pale blue 14 count, yes, couldnt get away from the aida but I thought I might add a bit of colour to the SAL with the light blue colour. I will post a pic once I start.
The other project I need to work on is Jacobs stocking for christmas. I started this last year and I have a goal to get it finished for him for this christmas. Truth is I have not touched it at all this year so I need to get onto it. Here is where it is at, I have half finished it. I love the design but do struggle with doing it on 16 count instead of my normal 14...I shall perservere though
Hope everyone is having a lovely stitchy week, I am enjoying catching up on everyones blogs as well, thanks everyone