Saturday, December 27, 2014

Purple Sheep

On impulse I joined hohla's latest freebie SAL. Since next year is the Year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram in the Chinese Zodiac she designed this cute needleroll in celebration. It was one of those SALs where you have to send a picture of each part before a deadline to receive the next part. It was pretty fun even though Christmas almost made me miss a deadline.
I used leftover floss from Shepherd's Purse by Shepherd's Bush, which I finished back in 2011! Why yes, I am a packrat, however did you guess ;)
There were tons of specialty stitches but none were new to me. Satin Stitch, Straight Stitch, Double Herringbone and Rhodes Circles in the bottom.
The sheep is composed of lots of little Jessica Stitches and one big modified Jessica.
The bottom is Double Herringbone, Norwich, and partial Rhodes Stitches.

I've never made a needleroll before, but there are so many good tutorials so I think I'll be fine. Admittedly, this is me, so it's probably going to wait for ten years before it actually gets assembled lol

TitleSheep Needleroll
Designerhohla design
Start dateDecember 17, 2014
Finish dateDecember 27, 2014
Total time11.5 hours
Fabric28 ct black lugana


Shebafudge said...

That looks stunning! I love it and can't wait to see it made up. x

Kaisievic said...

Really pretty, Blu. You are brave taking on all the speciality stitches!

D1-D2 said...

This is so cute! I love the purple

Carol said...

That is so pretty and the specialty stitches make it even more so!!

Annie said...

Love the colors and the fancy stitches. You always do such a nice job on designs that require that even-stitching hand. Just a beautiful piece.

Have a wonderful 2015!

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful work. I would have liked to have joined this SAL. just what I like - speciality stitches

hohla said...


Deb said...

Your stitching is gorgeous!!