Thursday, March 22, 2012

Seven dogs all in a row

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


Veronica said...

Congratulations! The dogs look awesome. Your dad is gonna be so pleased. Can't wait to see it frame.


Anonymous said...


Congratulations on your lovely finish, great pressy for your Dad.

Your stocking project looks great.

Looking forward to seeing the start of your SAL.

Anne said...

Congrats on your finish!!! Your Dad will love it!!

Joysze said...

Yippe!!!!! Congrats on the doggie finish. :D

Denise said...

Great finish! I really like all the dogs. I'm sure your dad will love it.
Happy Stitching

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finish!!!! Your dogs look amazing :D

ArtsyFartsy Panda said...

Sigh.. I know the feeling of going back to a UFO... a bit of a struggle to pick it up. Still.. congratulations on finishing the doggies! :D