I worked for hours on that redwork angel design, but it just would not come together. She just wasn’t ‘me’. And I am slowly learning that if something doesn’t ‘click’ immediately it probably never will.  

So, I have been working on some of my favourite animals instead. And here is my very first stitchery pattern:Hugo outline

I literally painted the outline onto a generous piece of calico with some fabric paint (which is completely washable- I have tested it!) and then fixed the image with an iron. 




I then splitstitched round the outlines in a variegated embroidery thread.

Hugo stitched

I’m going to add some hand quilting and possibly a patchwork border and then Hugo is finished.

I’m pleased with him- but, as ever, not my photography.




Excuse me while I drop a heavy hint…

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be given a camera something like this for Christmas? 


4 Responses to “Hugo”

  1. jude Says:
    September 21st, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    scanning usually works well for flat art.

  2. melissa Says:
    September 22nd, 2007 at 10:49 am

    lovely little dog! you have such fine, beautiful embroidery stitches. sigh.

    good luck with the hinting! 😉

  3. Lindy Says:
    September 22nd, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    too funny I also dropped a huge hint in my mommy blog! sadly I don’t think it’s going to happen for me as I just got a new one last christmas. I hope you get your new camera!

  4. Ali Says:
    September 22nd, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Your animals have SO much personality. I love him!

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