Saturday, 16 June 2012

Oakhaven Finish and more ....

Hi Everyone, thanks for all the lovely comments about my sister’s wedding sampler, I really appreciate it.  It has been a really busy time since the wedding as I am dogsitting their pet dog Tara.  As a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel she requires a lot of attention but she also gets a lot of love because she is just the cutest, most loving, well behaved dog and I have enjoyed looking after her soo much.   Here is a piccy to show how beautiful she is and what has been distracting me !!!


This week I have finished the June part of the Oakhaven Sal for 2012.  These sew up really quick and was a welcome relief after the complexities of the Papillon Creations SAL:




I also finished a project that I used to have as a morning project.  I have not really been sticking to my old routine of stitching whilst doing all the Hen party and wedding sewing so I pulled this one out to get finished.  It was a nice design to stitch but the backstitch was a bit needlessly complicated.  I think the same effect could have been achieved a lot simpler.  I also liked the border which has a line of French knots as an inner border.  I really liked how that turned out:


Small Elephant

76 stitches wide by 60 stitches high
recommended DMC thread
random 28 count linen from stash
freebie from DMC website


I have also been doing some practise Hardanger and feel confident enough now to attempt it on the Papillon SAL part two which I intend to start as part of this month’s IHSW (can’t believe it is that time already, click on the link in my sidebar to find out more!!!)  I would like to have most of the first tulip done by Monday but we shall see !!!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!

Donna

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3 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about backstitch, sometimes I leave parts out as I feel it makes it look messy. Great finish always good to get one in. I can understand how looking after a dog can be distracting. I'm co dogsitting with my gf and he is a handful. Everytime I sit to stitch he puts a toy in his mouth and lays his head on my lap...stitch time I think not it's doggy play time. LOL!

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  2. Lovely work, Donna. Grats on the finish and part finish. I dog sit for my brother frequently in the summer, and he has a big ole boxer. Sixty pounds of dog, and he LOVES his aunt Julie, lol. It's so fun for a few days. Then I'm glad to give him back. It's a pita for me to be there cause I'm working in the yard, and watering, and taking the dog out and it's tiring for someone on disability.

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  3. You seem to be into animals this month, lol. First that funny little dog and then the elephant. Gorgeous!

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