Monday, 12 November 2007

Looking a bit Tatty

Or are they called 'From me to you bears' nowadays? I'm not really sure, but I've always thought of them as 'Tatty Teds'. Here is the progress on my commissioned project, which is a Tatty Ted design called 'Flower Pot':

The fabric is actually white, however, this was taken in artificial light, so it has made it look a bit grey. My WIP has no 'ted', no backstitching and no french knots (eeeeeek!) yet, although most of the cross stitching is done. The reason that I've left Ted until last is that my boss, (who commissioned this) wanted a traditional colour bear, i.e. sandy brown. I tossed my flosses and came up with suitable colours, but to be sure, I wanted to get most of the background done first, so I could see quite quickly whether the colours will clash or not. There is a huge amount of backstitch on this one, which I don't mind too much, it's more the french knots that I'm dreading! Here is what it will look like when complete (courtesy of Sew & So):

College work is progressing very slowly. I now have the main body of my assignment done, along with a PESTLE and SWOT analysis (don't ask!). I have still to do my introduction, conclusions and recommendations. 1:30pm this Friday is the deadline, so please send any supportive hugs you can muster this week - they would be so appreciated! ;o)


Michelle said...

Hi Sam.

I will be interested to see how the ted comes out on this one. Good luck with the assignment. I am in the same boat but got until next week, but where does time go when you are trying to get them done.

Gill said...

I'm sure you'll be just fine Sam! {{hugs}}

Taj is on my list of possible new starts, so I'm deffo up for a SAL in the new year! :))

Kathy said...

I call him Tatty Teddy, it suits him lol.

I would love to do Taj, an SAL sounds a great idea Sam.

Hugs xxxxx

Barb said...

That's a cute pattern. Good progress so far.

Sally said...

That is looking lovely so far Sam. Looking forward to seeing how the bear goes.

Good luck with all your college work:)

Deanne J said...

Can't wait to see how your teddy turns out

Nicola said...

Lovely progress Sam.