Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Lion Update

My Little lion has moved on in leaps and bounds since my last post.  His head is pretty much done. All I need to do now is the last few remaining bits to fill in on his body, the grasses at the base and the backstitch. Then I just need to decide what to make it into!

Bye for now

Olly

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Having The Right Tools

Winston Churchill once said "give us the tools and we'll finish the job" and he was so right.  Getting stuff done is just so much easier when you have the right tools.

I've been working on my Born Free kit by Pollyanna Pickering for a few months now. My main problem was not being able to see the different colours unless it was natural daylight.  Even then, as the lion is being stitched onto 28 count linen, it's a wee bit small to see.   

T heard my pleas for help and came to the rescue.  He got me this magnifying glass with built in light for Christmas. 
It's amazing the difference it makes.  It means I can now cross stitch in the evenings, at weekends,  in the wee hours of the morning when I can't sleep.  It's brilliant.  Now all I need are more hours in the day! Te he!

This is the latest picture of the lion. 


Since taking this shot, the lion has progessed even further.  I've done a bit more on the nose, his right ear and down the right side of his face.

In fact, I'm so back into cross stitch that I've even made a start on Youngest's birth sampler.  It's a Winnie the Pooh design called Piglet, also from DMC. 

This one is on 14 count aida.  I've finished Winnie's head already. It'll be finished in no time :).

Bye for now

Olly