Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mary Eaton and a very late TUSAL

I totally missed the new moon last week, but here is my August TUSAL:

Mary Eaton is coming along. I am following the suggestion on the pattern and leaving the right side and bottom border until the free style embroidery is finished.

Of course Furry had to supervise the photo shoot!
We are actually very worried about Furry. He is a Maine Coon cat and is quite large, but in the last year, he has been losing weight. We have had him to the vet and all his tests came back normal. Not sure how to account for the weight loss.

Here is a better look at Mary:

(Click to enlarge)

I am nearing the end of the cross-stitch part, and will soon be doing the free embroidery part. The counting in this transition is not easy and I have not yet figured out a strategy. I have to be careful and make sure the design doesn't "grow" because there isn't a lot of extra linen here.

I have loved seeing all of your work! It continues to be such an inspiration to me.
I love all your comments too!


cucki said...

sweet stitching..lovely orts.
big hugs x

Margaret said...

Your Mary is very pretty! You're good to tackle free hand embroidery. I'm too scared to try. lol! Poor Furry. I hope nothing is wrong.

Barb said...

Mary is a lovely stitch! I think you are very brave to do the free embroidery. I hope Furry is well, just loosing a few lbs.

P.J. said...

Great progress! Cute Furry photo bomb.

Karoline said...

Mary is looking gorgeous, great progress

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, a great project!