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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Grazing Sheep

I have been enjoying reading all the posts so much that I have quite forgotten to post my own progress which has been some what reduced the last week or so due to 2 new addictions - Candy Crush and Monkey Quest. Thank you Krista and Marsha -  LOL!!

Any way her she is

Grazing Sheep


I could not resist adding a black sheep, you have to have a rebel in the flock.

Grazing Sheep


I have used Rainbow Gallery "Wisper" which is a mohair thread. The specified stitch was bullion which I enjoy and have done a lot of on other projects  but I substituted this with a mixture of french and colonial knots to create a similar texture to my son's sheep. 




I am pleased with the effect. 




19 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow! It's looking so gorgeous!! I refuse to go look and see what your new addictions are. I don't want to get sucked in. lolol!

Margotatau said...

Love the black sheep. Well done.

Bethany said...

Nicola,

I just love this sampler and to see it with the black sheep... WOW... Like I said before, why didn't I think of that one. You seem to have many finished samplers,where do you have all your finishes hanging in your home? We would all love to see a few photo's.

samplerlover said...

One of my favourite samplers as you know. Love your black sheep.

Ah Candy Crush lol. So addictive and frustrating at the same time :) Will have to check out Monkey Quest.

Debbie Bauer said...

Looking good Nicola and I love the black sheep! Like Bethany I would love to see where you have hung all of your finishes.

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Absolutely love the black sheep.

Beautiful stitching, looks just like your son's sheep.

Inguna said...

Such a wonderful stitching! Love it!

Lanie said...

Beautiful, Nicola! I have always loved this sampler ... one day I will stitch it ;)
I love the way you adapted the sheep ... who doesn't fall in love with the black sheep?!

Vera said...

Love your rebel Nicola! Your stitching is beautiful. I am NOT going to see what your new addictions are...I have way too many myself:)

Merilde said...

Oh Nicola, I am so sorry you got involved with Candy Crush - it is a nasty addiction! My son got me playing and I can't leave it alone (just like real candy!!) Your sampler is lovely!
Lori

Jenny said...

Grazing Sheep is looking just beautiful, Nicola! I too love your black sheep....what a great idea! You are still accomplishing quite a bit in spite of your new addiction :) Happy Stitching and game playing.

PoundingSand said...

How much fun are the sheep! I just love the thread and texture it makes.

(I still can't believe how fast you work, either....)

Kate

Faye said...

:) for the black sheep..... Nice job!

Cindy L said...

Nicola, I love what you've done on Grazing sheep!

PoundingSand said...

How cute are your sheep! I love the thread and texture.

(And I'm still amazed at how fast you work - you go, girl!)

Kate

Scarlet Letter said...

Black sheep aren't bad luck. Depending on the breed, their fleece is much coveted by hand spinners. It appears that this poor guy's horns are growing into his eye sockets. Having raised Jacob, Navajo-Churro and Icelandic sheep, both sexes have horns, you must cull or neuter those with horns like this because they will eventually kill the animal.
Now, who will friend Martha Ghostfoo on Monkeyquest?

Rachel F said...

Your sheep look delightfully wooly! What an interesting combination of thread and stitching to get such a realistic result. The speed with which you accomplish your progress is amazing. I keep hoping you and the other contributors making such lightening progress with share a few hints . . . :-)

Love to Stitch said...

Stunning!! Love the black sheep-- how wonderful to personalize our samplers!

Fiona said...

Your black sheep looks great. I always think the black lambs look way cuter than the white ones. Great progress.