Fat Cat is coming along. I changed the upper part of the leaves that were not showing up..
When viewed from a distance the top just disappeared.
What a difference that one lighter strip makes. Thanks for the advice Jean.
I’ve completed the body,
and I’m pleased with the way the extended shading has worked out. I thought about putting the glue on the whiskers now, but fortunately I didn’t…because then I realized I could have created quite a mess if I’d steamed over the glue….so I’ll wait and do that after it’s all steamed and ready to bind.
Now just the border and background to finish.
I so appreciate all the little tips I’ve picked up along my hooking journey, that help to make my work just a little bit better. Gene Shepherd’s method of doing a square corner is just one example.
The first thing was to take note of the turn, and keep it in the same line at each corner (should be obvious….but I used to just ‘turn away’) On this border…the vertical lines all go right to the end of the lines. Then he suggests snuggling up the last few loops before the turn, quite closely, and make the turn right into the next space. Then leave an extra space before starting down the new side, so the loop has room to relax. I think my square corners are much neater now than they used to be.
I’ve been drawing sketches for the chair seat and back. My first thought was to do something old and antique-ee, but then I thought about the fact that it will ultimately go to one of my three sons, and now I’m thinking of something more abstract and modern, that they might appreciate.
Still very much at the doodling stage. I’m not really sure yet if it’s appropriate for this style of chair. I’m thinking of browns and blacks…a combination I find striking, and it would go with almost any colour of decor, as well as not detract from the beautiful colour of the wood. But everything is just in the very early planning stages.
We’ve had about 10 cm,( 4 inches) of snow for the past few days, but it’s supposed to be up to 11 C. by tomorrow ( can’t remember what that is in fahrenheit ….mid 50’s I think) weird to be that warm here in late November!