Saturday, December 7, 2013

Finally Finished ! ! ! !

Thank goodness I finally finished pulling the last loops on Shadow JUST NOW!  Many times I was tempted to post a current picture but knew I'd rip out, hook again and question my decisions even after that.  So this time my intentions were to just fill in the neck area the best I could and call it quits.  When she is steamed, bound and hung I'm sure that all I'll see is the beauty in her eyes, remember her spirit and her neck won't even be noticed. 
Should I  make changes?  Yes.  Am I going to?  No... Uh, or at least I don't think so.  But now that I'm looking at her on the computer certainly do notice things that should be better.  Oh my but she has been exhausting.  Shadow was started at Cape May in September and it is now 3 months later.  It has never taken me that long to do such a small hooked piece.  However, other rugs have been hooked and started since Shadow.  Shadow was hooked in #8 strips and before steaming she measures 19 x 23 (for you my sweet Lauren).

While I should be doing back flips I'm feeling like she still isn't done right.  SHEESH, enough already Saundra. 

Think it is time to take my big boy Ben out for a walk and get some fresh air. 

Have a good evening everyone.



  1. Congratulations! She's beautiful!

  2. She turned out beautiful. I would not change a thing.

  3. Saundra, I love him just the way he is!!
    He is wonderful! Congratulations!!

  4. You did a wonderful job. Don't change a thing.

  5. Beautiful!!! And thanks for the size. You made me lol!
    Hugs :)

  6. I think she is absolutely beautiful just the way she can see your love in this piece. A truly wonderful mwmory of Shadow! :-)

  7. I love it, it is beautiful and a testament of your love and devotion to Shadow. Good for you!

  8. Looks so real you expect Shadow to bark! I love the eyes. You did a beautiful job.

  9. Saundra, this is amazing.
    You do lovely work.
    You have kept the loving memory of Shadow alive...a true gift to yourself. ;)
    (Resist making any changes !)

  10. BEAUTIFUL~ don't change a thing and pat yourself on the back for a job well-done :)

  11. What a beautiful tribute to your best friend....

  12. When I was watching you hook and you were explaining why you felt a section should be rehooked, I didn't always "see" what you saw... And thought, no, no, no, don't mess with it. There is nothing wrong with that section! Then you'd rehook it, and I'd think, okay, she was right! Girl, in the end, you knew your Shadow, and know how she really looked. This portrait is awesome! And in a size #8, Wow!


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