June 24, 2013

SAL #4 Puppy Love - I've Started!

I've had an idea in my head for a version of Puppy Love since before Nia announced it as this year's Stitch-A-Long. Finally, on Friday I had some time to sit down and plan the layout for what I want to do.

My layout plan

I'm going to be making just three of the puppies, and I have a lovely 9 X 4 inch frame that I will put them in when I'm done stitching. I've got a fair bit of free time this week so I think the stitching will go pretty fast.


I got a good start on my first puppy on Saturday and by Sunday he was nearly done. I'm stitching them at 16 count on a piece of mint green Belfast linen. The colour is much prettier in person, but my camera doesn't seem to be capturing it well.

This is my first time making one of Margaret's puppy designs, (I'm more of a cat person) but I'm really loving these little guys. When the picture is finished, it will be a gift for my significant other. Though not a surprise gift, since he's seen me working on it and already asked who it was for!

Thanks for looking everyone!


cucki said...

Sweet x

Stitching Noni said...

Great start! Love that you are stitching them to suit a frame you already have. Great use of stash :) Your significant other will be very happy with his lovely puppy gift :)

Gislene Ellery said...

They are sooooo cute!!!

Valma said...

great start sweetie =)
and great choice of fabric =D
it's always so difficult to take good pictures !
you're stitching fast, can't wait to see your progress =)

♥ Nia said...

Well done! Looking great already :D
I love the way you made your layout plan ;)

Rita said...

Soo cute! great job;)

Lija Broka said...

Very nice! Well done.