Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kindness Sheep Update 6

Hey there! I hope you're all having a wonderful week. Weather here's getting hot and humid already - summer is officially here! That's unfortunately the weather in Dubai: we get a tiny, pathetic winter (which is honestly more like everyone else's spring) and then it's straight back into the belly of the beast.

I suppose you could say I'm used to it, but I'm upset for my son. No more afternoon walks, no more weekends at the park. Soon it'll be too humid to go to the beach! I'm trying to find some indoor activities and baby groups to join so that at least he'll move around and socialize with other babies. Hopefully we can find a good one!

All right, well, I've been stitching away on the Little Sheep Virtues SAL, working on the Kindness sheep. Here was my progress last week, at 1000 stitches:


And this week, at 1100 stitches:


Since my last update post, I've finished stitching the pumpkins and just focused on getting as much done on the border as I could. I question the color choice on this border - the addition of the dark brown in the middle overwhelms the orange and green, I think, but I'm going with it anyway. I don't have the brain space right now to change it!

I'm trying to decide what color to use for the sheep, cause I'll be stitching them pretty soon. Should I go for two white? Two black? Two brown? One white and one black? One white and one brown? What do you guys think?

Happy xxx's!

14 comments:

Linda said...

Nice progress Sarah. I would each one a different color.

Linda

CalamityJr said...

Since the border has that dark brown, maybe a white and an off-white sheep? Sorry that your outings are about to take a break; I'm sure you'll find other activities to enjoy just as much.

Beth Pearce said...

I don't often reply to posts, but I am often impressed by posts as in this case. I do like Kindness very much, and I agree with Calamity Jr on her sheep choices.

As far as your son is concerned to they have any local places similar to the Y's here in the states? They have lots of programs for all ages.

Emma Louise said...

Ah, I thought the border was finished - must have been hoping it was for your sake. I don't envy you one bit with your weather, I remember last year when we transferred flights at Dubai and it was like 30 degrees at least around 1-2am

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful little crosses as always Sarah.
I am pretty boring & tend to keep to the colours & drawings on the pattern... so I guess I would stitch as advised!

Rita E in AZ said...

Your stitching is so pretty, Sarah.
I would probably stitch 2 white sheep because they would contrast so well with your fabric.
I can't wait to see what you decide.

cucki said...

I love it so much and it's looking pretty
Love and smiles x

Mouse said...

oooo don't envy you with the heat .. I melt easily ...lol I do hope you find some nice groups for the wee one and you to join ... it will make the days better meeting people and him interacting too ... well done on your progress I think one white and one black/brown ( 3371) sheep will look lovely :) love mouse xxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely work on the border and I would go for a black and a white sheep.

Hope you find a nice group for the two of you. I run a Toddler Group and have been going nearly every week for 14 years! We also did Music Group and Tumbletots. Now there is a Baby Sensory Group started which sounds great if only I had a baby!

Julie said...

So many choices to make, i would stitch the first one and then re-evalutate again and see what i feel with the dark border
Hope you are able to find some nice places to meet new people and socialise together.

RJ said...

Hi Sarah! I'm a new follower to your blog. I posted the other day but I must have forgotten to hit publish. I did want to say how much I love the sheep virtues and you are doing such a wonderful job with them. Happy stitching. RJ from stitching friends forever 2

Christina said...

I quite like the bold border...perhaps it will grow on you as you continue stitching? I rarely change colours in charts, so I think I would stick with 2 white sheep. That said, each morning as I drop our children off at school I see a cute sheep in the field next to their school...it has a white body and a brown head! Lol.

Mary said...

Hi Sarah, I love this series, have you used the whisper thread for any of the sheep, it gives it such a nice fuzzy texture. I'm the other half of stichingfriendsforever and am following also. Mary

Kaisievic said...

Oh, that heat and humidity sounds awful! Looking for baby/toddler groups is a great idea for both of you. Kindness is looking marvellous and I think that I would go for a white and a brown sheep. Hope that this helps.