Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Sally Squirrel - DUCJC 2016 Finish 5/31

Hello again!

Thank you for all of your comments on my last couple of finishes. I'm surprised by how many of you liked Cantankerous' orange fabric. When I get around to it I intend to stitch each of the 12 Cattitudes on different colours of Murano so at some point in the future you will see lots more gorgeous colours.

In the meantime, I have another finish! I chose to work on Sally Squirrel because I knew she would be a quick and easy finish.

Here's how I left her on 2nd January:


And here she is completed (with more accurate fabric colour):

DMC Woodland Folk
Stitched on 16ct Kelp over-dyed aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 55 wide by 54 high
Started - 2nd January 2016
Finished 15th February 2016
Total stitching time - 11 hours 15 minutes
(estimated 15 hours)


The backstitching could have been a nightmare because the suggested route involved splitting the aida "squares" not only in halves but also in quarters. I wasn't prepared for all that faffing around so modified the backstitching to make it easier! I don't think it shows.

I have already decided that the 6 Woodland Folk creatures will be framed together. All I  have to do is finish the other 5 - one of which is already on my frame. But as to which one it is, well, you'll have to wait and see!

Happy stitching!
Rachel x

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The backstitch looks fine to me. Sometimes I think less precise backstitch suits a design and gives a more sketchy look. She looks perfect.
    Thanks for my morning fix of cuteness! Now what are you going to choose next?!

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  2. cute finish. Splitting Aida is no fun, backstitching looks great!

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  3. Whatever you did to modify, it looks perfect! Adorable finish!

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  4. Congrats on another absolutely adorable finish Rachel. They will be so cute together. Would you be interested in selling the charts when your done? Please!!!!!!!

    Linda

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  5. Ohhh too cute!!! The backstitching looks fine to me. I do that sometimes too. I think sometimes they just enjoy making it difficult haha. Good luck on the next one!!

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  6. Cute finish! Nice to seem some finishes after all the starts too. BS on aida can be a real pain, not fun at all.

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  7. Your backstitching looks great. Very nice finish.

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  8. I think it looks great Rachel! Another cute finish on a great fabric color.

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  9. Such a cute squirrel ! I really like it.
    Greetings Sandra

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  10. Cute finish, Rachel!!:) They will look great together in one frame, they are all so cute !! I mostly stitch on aida fabric only and now I got used to that kind of backstitching. We get pure cotton here with lot of starch to harden which I remove, the fabric becomes softer then and it is not hard to poke in the middle. I don't like too much of backstitching which is always there in Margaret Sherry's designs but just for the sake of the cuteness I put all my efforts and patience into it :) backstitching furry animals is a tiring job.

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  11. Yay. Love her and can't wait to see the next one:)

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  12. Sally looks so sweet & obviously your modifications didn't affect your finish! Congrats on another finish :) Those woodlands designs are just adorable. I can't wait to see what you'll be finishing next. More woodland cuties perhaps?

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  13. Thank you for adding the estimated time. I usually modify the backstitch when it's done like that also. She's adorable. Looking forward to seeing them all.

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  14. Beautiful finish! I love that fabric and she looks perfect.

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  15. Cute finish I love her expression. She looks so sad!

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  16. I think the backstitch looks great, another cute finish!

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  17. What a cute finish. The backstitch looks great.

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  18. Oh gorgeous! What a lovely finish - she is a real cutie!
    I dislike BS on aida.... it never looks neat when splitting the squares. I think your BS version looks absolutely fine :o)
    Hugs x

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  19. Such a lovely little squirrel girl, lol. I love her. And I can understand that you had to change the route of the backstitches somewhat. On Aida it would have been a nightmare if you had stitched them as designed.

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