Saturday, 16 August 2008

A wolfish new start

I've been working on this for a couple of weeks now so I thought I'd share my progress. It's my new Dimensions Gold project 'The Guardian' which I'm stitching for my Dad as a companion to 'African Lions' which I stitched a few years ago for him. Here's what it will look like (hopefully!) when it's finished:

I didn't even notice the second wolf in the bottom right of the picture when I first got the kit!! The trees are mainly half stitch so I'm hoping that this one won't take too long....

Here's what I've managed so far anyway:

Hasn't he got a handsome face? I just love those eyes!! Although the entire design area is stitched, I'm using a hand dyed fabric as with so much half stitch, the colour of the fabric will show through and enhance the design (I hope). I'm using SMF's Snickerdoodles Belfast linen. I've got a lovely relaxing weekend coming up - nothing but stitching and watching the Olympics! I am hoping to get a nice chunk done and get up to his ears by the end of the weekend. Have a great weekend folks & I send you all lots of stitchy vibes! :o)

11 comments:

Virpi said...

This is going to look awsome! I'm planning to stitch this one too and I didn't notice the other wolf until my penfriend told me to look at it more careful! =)But I won't stitch wolves until the next year so I'm really interested to see your progress.
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Ginnie said...

This is looking spectacular already, what a lovely face he has!I am planing a similar weekend myself - stitching and Olympics!!

Faith Ann said...

Fabulous start!!

Your TW is absolutely gorgeous. I can definitely understand how it would take 4.5 years to complete a project that intense!

Rachel said...

Looking great!

Karoline said...

It's looking lovely

Maxine said...

Sam the TW is absolutely fantastic well done on the finish and i just love this wolf design (i've often thought of getting it myself)you've made a great start and i'll look forward to the updates :)

Stitcher said...

That's going to be stunning.

Sally said...

That is a gorgeous design Sam. Love what you've stitched so far.

Lucy said...

Fabulous....can't wait to see your progress!

Nicola said...

What a great start you've made! I love wolves so I'll be watching your progress with pleasure! Congratulations on your TW finish, I know how fiddly they can be but the end result (as you've proved) is worth it!

Sharon said...

Oh wow Sam, that is going to be gorgeous! Great start too.