Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shadow Slowly Coming Together

This has been a very slow process working on my Shadow girl.  And when she and I would chat on our walks (okay, I'd do the chatting), we agreed she'd 'be a wide cut sorta girl'.  I thought it would go faster and easier than this has been.

Trust me when I say that you CAN realistically hook an animal in a wide cut and make it look real.  The problem is when it becomes personal.  If this was a project being hooked by someone else I'd be in awe at the similarities.  But this was MY GIRL and I want to feel her presence.  So that is where my stress is coming from.  ANYHOO.......  moving right along.....

This is what my girl looks like now; a picture without a flash...... 
....and  my girl with the flash.
Not sure about that additional strip under the ear on the left and just might make changes, pull it out all together???  Looking at it on my blog might help me.  Her ear would flop and turn or roll on itself and I'm trying to capture that.

Actually, in all honesty she looks beautiful and my eyes are welling up.  So I will keep on hooking as I'd like to soon place her on my wall so that I can see her every day.  I have a perfect spot and it will be to my left as I'm sitting at the computer. 

Have a great evening everyone.



  1. I am in awe I think she looks like she is going to speak. The eyes are beautiful. I do love the periwinkle back ground to start with I wasn't sure but it looks great!

  2. I think you are doing a fantastic job.

  3. Saundra, she is looking wonderful. You are inspiring to try to hook my beautiful, little Chi. I love her so. Your love is showing with this rug. Congratulations, Dee

  4. It is truly a work of art! It looks just like a painting!

  5. What a beautiful work of art and love.I know how hard that would be. I have shirts of my late brother aand I still can't make a quilt out of them.What a beautiful dog and artist. Hugs cheri

  6. This will be quite the piece when it is finished !
    Saundra, it is absolutely gorgeous.
    You have done an amazing job capturing what you showed us in the picture.

  7. You are doing a great job! It is beautiful and I love the background!!

  8. H Saundra, I am in awe of your work on Shadow. To be doing this without being in a special class on hooking animals?! Amazing work! Kathy


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