Friday, October 16, 2009

Welsh Dragon, HOWL and Sail Away

This is the finished Welsh Dragon that I made
for Linda, the lady, Tris stayed with in
Washington D. C. for 11 months. He was
going to George Washington University
to get his Masters in Shakespearean acting.

She had such neat old prints and print plates from old books
on her walls from her travels over the years.

Her house was a quaint lovely brick with many
good smelling plants in the front yard.
She also had a pond in the front,
only one goldfish but then
who knew racoon's LOVE goldfish?

She was also Welsh so I looked up Welsh Dragon
on my son's laptop while I was still there
and discovered there was actually a
Welsh Dragon that could be stitched.
I also found the red fabric at Enchanted Lair
and ordered them both. Soon after I got home
they both came in the mail.
I got my thread from my LNS and got to stitchin'!!!
In no time I had it done.
I like the way the frame sets off the letters and the
red fabric sets off the dragon. I think it just fits.
Hope she likes it.
I am going to make her a handmade card as I
also do stamping when I am not stitching.
This is a bigger picture of HOWL. It was a quick
stitch I enjoyed doing. I finished it in two nights.
I still have the buttons to put on but hopefully
I can get it done for Halloween.
If not, there is always next year and I will be
ahead of the game.
Last but not least there is my Sail Away.
It is getting closer to the sea.
I changed some of the motif colors and did
my favorite alphabet.
I included a bigger picture of my little person.
I wanted you to be able to sea the detail. Her
white dress was hard to sea.
I also put on those sissy little pumps
that they used to wear back then.
My grandmother had a pair and I do remember them.

Despite the frogs I have really loved doing
this piece. It has been a hoot!

Some pieces you just love don't you?
This was one of those pieces.
I already know which frame I am going to use on it.
I now have the tree done with it's trunk.

All the windows are done and the door.

The clouds are done, the lighthouse is
almost done and the grass underneath it is done.

The sail boat is floating ~ awaiting the water.

Tomorrow I will work on the house, hill, sheep, water and
the white single special stitches.
I hope to have it finished by the first of next week.

As always, thanks for stopping by and looking.
I appreciate all your nice comments.

God Bless ~


  1. Hi Lenna, just wanted to say "hi" - lovely stitching!

  2. Hi Lenna, What a lot of fab finishes. Your Red Welsh Dragon looks good in its frame and I really like your Halloween Piece. Looking forward to seeing 'Sail Away' up and framed. Whatever will be next I wonder? I had a go at hand made cards once, they didn't turn out very well so that was an experience I'd rather forget. I guess yours will be just a lovely as your stitching. See you next time.

  3. You have done some beautiful stitching. Your Welsh Dragon is gorgeous framed.

  4. Your Sail Away is looking very nice! I love the Welsh Dragon as well!

  5. Beautiful Welch Dragon finish! It looks fab in that frame!

    Love the Halloween design and Sail Away too.

  6. It's all looking great.
    Love the frame for the dragon!

  7. Wow Lenna,
    Awesome finish and stitching!!