Thursday, 12 March 2009

Tigger's First Ear

Tigger now has all of the ear from page 1 which is now complete as I have decided that for the now at least I am not going to do the background. With that in mind, yesterday afternoon I frogged what I had done of the background, which I admit was not much lol. I really did not like the limey greens that were used and as the fabric is a shaded sagey green colour I think I maybe able to get away with out tackling this. Unfortunately on the picture you cannot really tell either the colour or the fact that the fabric is shaded. This is one of the fabrics I bought at the Harrogate show and I think it is probably a manufactured shading rather than a hand dyed but its lovely to work on. He is now going away for a few days whilst I work on The Village and then he will be out again.

No stitching today as Mum and I are off to the garden centre for some retail therapy of the garden variety - shrubs in my case. I am not sure what Mum is after, probably some plants for her pots and hanging baskets.

I am still trying to catch up with blogs from my holiday but please forgive me if I have failed to leave a comment. At the moment its just catching up with all you have been up to and once I am up to date be assured I will leave comments again.

Hugs




may your frogs stay in their ponds.

19 comments:

mollycaff said...

Good progress, this is going to look so good when it's finished.

Doris said...

beautiful progress, the color in the tiger are so bright, i like it.

brokenfairy said...

Looking good!!!

Christine said...

He's a handsome boy! Ithink you are probably right, there seems to be enough interest in the fabric to make a background superfluous

Susan said...

He's coming along nicely!

Karan said...

And rather a nice ear it is too. :0) Hope you had some good retail therapy - isn't it good to be able to start getting out in the garden again? :0)

Kathy A. said...

Very nice progress there! He is going to be one handsome fella.

Mylene said...

You are making good progress!

Ann T said...

Looking good!

Sally said...

He is coming along well Helen. I can't wait until you get to the facial features!

So glad you mananged to contact the framer.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Tigger is really coming on a treat. I agree about the garden, it's great to be able to sit outside with a cup of tea and soak up the sunshine. Enjoy your catchup.

stitcherw said...

Tiger is looking great, and it sure looks like he'll stand out just fine on that fabric without having to do the background shading stitching. I'm so glad that you were able to find the gentleman that had your stitching for framing, what a relief. Hopefully he'll finish it soon and you'll have it back home and can show it off to us.
Sue

Brigitte said...

This is really a great progress picture, and it shows the magic of cross stitching - you start with a couple of stitches and there's nothing that you can recognize. And after a while what you stitch takes a shape and comes out of the fabric. That's what I think when I see your progress on the tiger.

Julie said...

Looking good.

Nicola said...

Helen, your tiger is really coming on well. So glad that you have managed to track down your missing stitching, hope you get it back, all beautifully framed soon.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Helen, your tiger is looking just spectacular!

Mary Ann said...

The tiger is looking very nice, and the fabric is perfect for him!

Edna Melo said...

Hi Helen!
Thank you very much for your comments in my blog!
You are mking good progress in the tiger. It's really beautiful!

Maddy*Moo said...

Lovely Tigger! My dad started a Tiger about 2 years ago and hasn't quite been back to it lol. He did manage to get an eye done though lol. Your one is looking fab and I can't wait to see more!