Saturday, December 3, 2011

Update

Okay as I promised, here is the first update on the Paris Mandala.  The dark thread around the outside is a DMC floss - 934 and the other three shades are all overdyed silks.  This is the very center of the chart and on the fabric I'm stitching it on - 36ct - it's turning out about 3.5 inches across.   I was hoping to have more finished, but I was sidetracked on some other things.  

Poor little Vallie had to get clipped pretty short last time she was at the groomers because of matting.  Well it's been getting pretty chilly down here so I decided to crochet her a sweater.  I had this wool/acrylic yarn in the prettiest shade of pink and I thought...perfect.  It only took a few hours to make but unfortunately for Vallie, after I got this on her, I couldn't get it off.  She's such a fragile little thing I was afraid of breaking one of her legs so I did the only thing I could.....I cut it off of her.  :o(  Well I've learned my lesson and the next one will have buttons going down her back or on her stomach to make getting on and off easier.  I don't have enough of the pink yarn left so the next one is going to be red.  I'm going to work on this tomorrow and when it's finished and she has decided to model it, I will post a picture.
Everyone having a stitchie day.....I hope!!!!
Blessings as always,
Barbara

8 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Great start on your mandala! I must say I'm very glad you chose not to break Vallie's leg, I'm sure she appreciates it, too. lol. Seriously, it's too bad you went to all that work and had to cut it off. I'm sure she'll look as lovely in the red as the pink!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

You're making wonderful progress there. Your header looks fab too. Been too long since we've had a Vallie update, can't wait for a pic of her sashaying in her red sweater, she'll be a stylin canine candy cane:) xoxo

Ruth said...

What a great start you made and can't wait to see more. How cute does Vallie look in her sweater.. can't wait to see it in red as red is my favourite colour !

Lesleyanne said...

A great new start. Vallie looks gorgeous in her sweater shame you had to cut it off. Look forward to seeing her in her red sweater.

Mouse said...

nice lot of progress there ....and poor Vallie bet she wasn't to pleased about you having to come near her with those scissors .. I bet she thought she was going to get shawned again ..lol ... buttons are definitely the way forward ... she will look cute in red too love mouse xxxx

cucki said...

a great lovely new start..it is looking so sweet so far..
aww cute vallie looking so smart in her sweater..but i am sure she will as cute in red too :)
hugs cucki xx

Carol said...

Lovely progress, Barbara--it is certainly going to be a stunning piece and I look forward to watching your progress...

Sweet little Vallie--I just love her precious expression. Hopefully, you'll be able to find an easy way to dress her in your beautifully crocheted sweaters :)

Penny said...

Lovely start on your Mandala, it's going to be so pretty.
What a sweet little face, and lucky to have a mom who can crochet her a sweater too. :) She's going to be a knockout in red.