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 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


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

  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!

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

  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.

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

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


  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! :)

  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.

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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 :)

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


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