This week seems to have flown by, lots of plans and not much got done. It took two days to clean up after our trip and then I crashed, too much fun in one week;) I worked on a few things, but didn't get a chance to finish, so I will show you what I have been working on.
I decided I wanted to practice some more felting and I had a tutorial for a cute pup. I wanted it to be more like Bean so I used his colors and their pattern. I have roving that is more compact and that is great for forming the body, then I planned on using the longer hairs for his fur, but I realized after I looked, no long black hair so now the dog is a puppy with bushy hair. I want to do more details and today I made a little tennis ball for him to play with. I will show you a photo when I am finished. I wanted a collar but his neck is too compact so that might not work. It was fun to try though and I learn what I change to make it better.
My photos do not come out that great, it looks nicer in person.
I also worked on some stitcheries. I made up a few to take with me, but never worked on them. I tend to go all day and at night, just sitting at the fire is enough activity for the night. I wanted to make Cheri's baskets in the rework and love how it looks, I used pearl cotton on that one and I will do a nice border for it. I also made another church piece, my Christmas box will be over flowing this year.
As you can see, I use batting under the stitchery, works nicely with pillows and it helps to keep the stitches clean when I carry through to the next space. The trick is tying off before you carry over so it doesn't tighten up when you wash it, and not to carry too far, just over a few spaces at the most.