Monday, October 1, 2018

A finish that almost wasn't

Do you see this face?

This is Sugar "Bear"
She was 10 weeks old when we got her at the end of August. We've had her about four weeks now. She is growing like a bad weed, funny, energetic, sweet, lovable. She gets along well with all the other dogs, including Rocky.

Although, he may disagree ;)

When she came to us, we were told she was a "miracle" puppy. She was parvovirus positive, which is why she was so old. I called the shelter everyday for a week trying to secure her. Once we got her home, she still had to be quarantined from the other dogs for three weeks. 

No one else got sick, she's thriving and we love her to pieces.

Now, what does all that have to do with "a finish that almost wasn't" ?

Here it is . . . 

It's hard to tell with all the white, but the tan bits you see on the left side . . . That's what's left of a small, wooden embroidery hoop. The stabilizer on the back was shredded and is now non-existent.

The good news, she didn't damage the stitchery itself as it was almost finished. I had one more flower to stitch.

And today, I can report a finish :)

There are seven different stitches in this project. The instructions only called for two - back stitch and french knots.
I added basket weave, stem/outline stitch, satin stitch, split stitch and turkey stitch.
I think the more variety of stitches you can add to a project, the more interesting and textural it becomes.

The stitchery was a gift from Susan and I absolutely love it.

It will be placed in our guestroom.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the day:

The LORD is near to all who call on him, 
to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145:18 NIVUK


Moira said...

Love all the different stitches that you used in this! It looks great.

Karrin Hurd said...

What a cute stitchery!

Susan said...

That is wonderful. I don't know what you did on that last flower, but it is so different, and 3-D makes the whole stitchery very special. Bad Sugar! Guess it's a good thing you use a hoop!

Allie said...

What a darling face - so glad she's doing well! Really glad too that she didn't damage the stitching. I really love that dimensional flower - I'll have to come visit so you can show me how to do that!!!

K Reeves said...

That is a sweet stitchery, and glad the sweet pup is no worse for the wear! Long ago we had a preemie bull calf that my mom took care of. When he was about 3 months old, and just weaned he ate her glasses! What is it about these miracle babies?!😆

Db said...

Lovely embroidery work! Glad the pooch didn’t ruin the stitching ..that would of been a bit hard to swallow.