Thursday, July 24, 2008

Introducing ............

Now that Silent Vigil is complete it is time to pick another of Mum's projects to work on. Believe me when I say there is a whole lot to choose from!

It feels good to have gotten one finished and although it took me a while before I felt able to make a start on these I am really pleased that I made the decision to get them finished for her. Whenever I open up the box the smell just reminds me of Mum and when I'm holding the cloth it's a comfort to think that she worked on the same piece.
I think there are about 20 projects in total for me to work on. They are all at various stages some, like Silent Vigil, are almost complete while others are barely started so this is definitely going to be something which takes me years rather than months. My goal for the remainder of the year is to get at least one maybe two of Mum's almost finished projects complete and also to start on one which hasn't had so much done. I think it will be good to have a bigger challenge to work on for the winter months when there is more opportunity for stitching in front of the TV.

So anyway back to the point of this post, to introduce the new project that I will be working on. It's a cushion kit stitched in wool. Are you starting to notice a theme yet? My Mum loved tigers and although Tigger is a totally different character to the cute white cub in Silent Vigil Mum just couldn't resist a Tiger kit.
As this is printed canvas it's more difficult to see what's done but I think you can probably just make it out. As you can also see the finished image then it might be less interesting to follow the progress, but if you do visit regularly I'm gonna make you sit through it anyway, lol!

This will be another first for me as I've never cross stitched in wool over canvas. Over half of this is already done and given the size of the stitches I know this is going to be another quick complete. My goal for this week is to get the rest of Tigger's face done.


Quilt Pixie said...

Tigger is definately a change from Silent Vigil! I love the energy and "fun" of this one... nothing particaulrily "elegant" like the last... Hope he keeps his tongue in while you stich his mouth :-)

Threadspider said...

I think that there is something quite elemental in picking up the work of another's hands and continuing and competing it. Like passing the baton on...
These are such fun to see you work on. Keep them coming Angelcat.