On 1st January, keeping up the stitcher’s tradition of starting the New Year with a new project, I began “Wise Old Owl” by Raise the Roof. After only a couple of stitching sessions, I promptly put it away . . . looking like this.
However, with April looming, I decided I needed to get back to work on some of my WIPs. Don’t want too many things dragging on throughout the year, do I? Especially since I have lots of plans for new projects in the coming months!
So, out came the linen, chart and my hoop. I don’t like using hoops and avoid wherever possible, but on linen I find it’s a must.
Anyway, after only a couple more sewing sessions I have definite progress
I’d say I’m about half-way there now. This little chap will be perched on the top of my WIP pile. In case you’re wondering, yes, he is still without eyes. Three reasons for this: 1) I can’t decide whether to do eyes in black and white or whether to do something a little more zany. 2) I often like to leave some facial detail until the end, so that the design really comes to life once the expression is added. 3) it’s a lot quicker to stitch text and see progress, which in turn gives me the motivation I need