Sunday, 28 February 2016

Balloon - DUCJC 2016 Finish 7/31

Good morning bloggers!

Well, as you can see from the title of this post, my February finishing streak continues.

When I put this one on my frame I only intended to stitch the balloon. But then I just HAD to stitch the dog too which left just the backstitching and I couldn't leave it there, could I? So on I plodded (it's a hard life sometimes) until he was finished!

Here is how I left Odd Dog back in January:


And here he is all completed:

Odd Dog by Lili of the Valley
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Blue aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 45 wide by 85 high
Started - 15th January 2016
Finished - 27th February 2016
Total stitching time - 8 hours 20 minutes
(estimated 10 hours)


I know that, like me, a lot of you find Odd Dog really sweet. He's by a small English company called Lili of the Valley. They only have 22 charts in their catalogue (dogs, girls, boys and nativity) so really are a small company! I do hope they design and release more Odd Dog charts soon.....

I loved stitching both of the Odd Dog charts but now have to move on to something else. I may make March a month of Lizzie Kates..... or I may not. We'll see, as I never really know where my needles will take me next!

Back soon!
Rachel x

18 comments:

  1. Yay great job! He's adorable :)

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  2. He's so cute! Lovely finish and perfect fabric choice as always.
    I had a look at Lili of the Valley when you first showed us these charts. Their designs are so sweet. I agree they need more Odd Dogs though!
    I would love to see the LK Spring Alphabet out next, if we have a choice!

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  3. He's a cute little doggie. A month of L*K sounds like fun. You should see quite a few finishes too.

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  4. That's a cute dog, no idea why he is known as odd dog:) Congrats on another finish!!
    A month dedicated to a designer looks interesting and I am looking forward to it.

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  5. Cute finish! It really is fun watching all your starts turn into finishes. Looking forward to the next one!

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  6. Congrats on the adorable finish Rachel. I went to their site and noticed they had 4 Odd Dog charts.

    Linda

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  7. Oh my Rachel!! You have been busy!! Just been checking out all your adorable finishes! Can't decide which I love more!! They're all so cute! :)

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  8. Congrats on another great finish! As soon as I saw this I thought of that movie UP! Can't wait to see what kind of finishes you get to in March.

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  9. Congrats on yet another finish!. This one is so cute too. Love the fabric.

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  10. congrats on another cute, wonderful finish. Again I love your choice of fabric and this one is really sweet. Hopefully the designers will get lots of interest and produce more of these.

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  11. So cute!!! Yes they have 4 in the series :)
    You already have 2 & let's just say more are coming ;) .... Just for you my friend!

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  12. Ohhh so cute!!! I just love dogs. Congrats on another finish!! I wish your needle lots of luck finding those X's.

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  13. Yes, once you start stitching this little sweetie you can't stop until he is finished. He is too sweet to let him go unfinished :)

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  14. I agree, he's super cute. And I hope they continue to make more charts of him.

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