Saturday, August 4, 2012

It is finished!!

I finished "A Beautiful Wolf" tonight, well, this early am, however you look at it.  I was having trouble getting pics to load from the tablet, but I found another way to do it, so here are progress pics of the last month.  I worked on this one project only since it was supposed to be a birthday gift for my son's 18th birthday that came and went on June 30th.  He was okay with it being late, but I refused to let myself stitch on anything else until I finished this for him.

This is where I was on July 7th.

This was July 14th.

This was July 22nd.  that big patch of white had me so excited!!  It made the stitching go so much quicker.  As you can tell, I finally learned how to grid also and this helped me A LOT!!

And this is tonight/this morning, completed at 12:07am, August 4, 2012.  Pretty good for someone who has only done small ornaments if I do say so myself!!  I am so excited and have it soaking now, and will give it a light scrub tomorrow.  As it has been a project for the last 6 months, it did get a little grimy.  Especially since it sat on a shelf for 3 months out of that 6.  Then to let it dry, iron it and go mat and frame shopping.  I'm so excited!  I showed Tyler and I actually got a "Wow!" out of him.  This kid rarely shows anything other than a deadpan "cool", so that was a pretty awesome reaction.

Oh, and if you're wondering about those kitties we rescued, bottle fed and raised that threw me out of the stitching loop there for a few months?  They are now 3 1/2 months, permanent members of our household, with permanent names of Gambit and Logan, and here they are:

Gambit has his head tucked under, and Logan is the one with his head up.  Gambit is the wild child, trouble maker of the two.  This pic was taken July 9th.  Gambit has a cast on his leg atm.  He got it caught in a chair he was climbing on and dislocated his shoulder and caused a hairline fracture while he was at it.  Oh lordie, that cat gets into some mischief let me tell you.  Logan is the sweet little angel lover boy of the two.  He is a momma's boy and Gambit is a daddy's boy.  They are 3 1/2 lbs now.  They bring so much joy and laughter to our lives, and yes, a few gray hairs.  They have a passion for jumping into the fridge anytime the door is open, and they are very fast about it.  On more than one occasion I have found them in there from the previous time someone has gotten in the fridge.  Scary thought, but luckily someone is always in the fridge in this house.  Gambit likes to "box" with the dogs.  It is quite hilarious to watch.  Of course we try and stop him from doing it with the cast right now.  He has become very adept at using it as a weapon against the dogs.  He lies in wait and loves to bop them in the head with it.  They are becoming more night creatures, so I wake up to wonderful new messes every morning.  Just this week they discovered paper towels and toilet paper.  Life is certainly not boring with them around!!


  1. Big congrats and a happy dance for finishing your wolf!! It'll look great all framed up! I like the comment from funny! Those kittens are adorable and Gambit sounds like my sister's cat when she was a kitten...a crazy wild kitty!!

  2. Big happy dance for you! I love seeing those sweet kittens. I have to lock up toilet paper and paper towels lol.

  3. Congrats on the finish, it is gorgeous!!

    The kitties are SO cute! Aren't pets wonderful!

  4. Fantastic job on the wolf, Shanda! I loved reading about your kitties!

  5. Amazing stitching and those kittens are adorable too.

  6. Your finish looks amazing Shanda!

  7. It is beautiful! Congrats on finishing it ☺ The kittens are sooo cute!!