Mr Sheep — A cross stitch finish!

Mr Sheep is finished! I introduced him to you in this post, and bought him in Cumbria Embroidery (link takes you to my review of that shop). He has been a ‘handbag’ project, which is why it has taken longer than strictly necessary to stitch something this small! I’m not sure what to do with him yet, but there we go.

A finished sheep cross stitch!
A finished sheep cross stitch!

Mr Sheep

I bought this kit when I was going through my ‘obsessed with anything to do with sheep’ phase (did I ever really leave that particular one behind?) It has travelled everywhere with me since, being dragged around in my handbag from Australia to the supermarket. I’ve put single stitches in on the bus, and even had a go at doing it while on a picnic on Dartmoor (that attempt failed). It has taken me a year to do, and I think he’s super cute!

The start of Mr Sheep, in 'cloud' form.
The start of Mr Sheep, in ‘cloud’ form.

The kit is a Lanarte Lifestyle Collection kit, and although I’ve done a fairly good search for it online, I haven’t actually found it anywhere. I bought it in November 2014, and I think it may have been something that was in the back shelves of the shop for many years! It was even dusty when I picked it up.

Mr Sheep in a more complete form.
Mr Sheep in a more complete form.

The pattern was lovely and simple – no fractionals, a bit of back stitching and just two French knots. The hardest part was when I was trying to count the stitches where there was a lot of white, as it tended to blend in with the background. The fabric is lovely and soft, very pliable and a delight to stitch on. I wish I had more of that particular one!

The sheep as shown on the cover of the cross-stitch kit.
The sheep as shown on the cover of the cross-stitch kit.

 Now that I have finished stitching Mr Sheep, I am trying to decide who to fully finish him. I had originally planned to frame him, but someone suggested making a pillow, and the other option that I have is making a ‘flock’ of Mr and Mrs Sheep and doing a wall hanging or something. If you have any suggestions, I welcome them!

Mr Sheep on his way to being done.
Mr Sheep on his way to being done.

I have a lot of plans for my cross stitch, but apart from blogging about a few WIPs and FOs, I am keeping most of the stitching online stuff over on YouTube – the channel is here if you’re interested in keeping more up to date with what is going on! Have you tried stitching at all? There are some fabulous patterns around!

Much love,

Corrie xx

I shared with Five on Friday because I have five pictures of Mr Sheep. Tenuous, but hopefully you don’t mind if you’ve come here from there, hehe.

Also shared with: iKnead2knit, Oh My Heartsie Girl, Wrap Up Friday, Crochet Addict

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15 Responses to Mr Sheep — A cross stitch finish!

  1. Mr Sheep looks really great! A good finish!!! If you have enough sheep I would go for the flock! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx

  2. What a delightful cross stitch, you are certainly a tidier cross stitcher than me!

  3. Deb says:

    Mr. Sheep is adorable! I have an unfinished project that I have to get back to. I love cross stitching, but haven’t been making the time for it. I miss it! Your post may actually inspire me to find some this weekend. Happy Friday… Have a wonderful weekend :)

  4. Certainly a great project, I love the sound of making it into a pillow.

  5. Gracey says:

    He came out fabulous….I also had a phase like that…..still collecting the little sheepies

  6. Janet says:

    Love him!!! I have a bit of a sheep fetish too

  7. Beth says:

    Love the sheep!

  8. Elise says:

    I love him! My whole childhood was spent looking out for anything with sheep on it to add to my collection – as much as I love them, I’m not nearly so obsessed now (thank goodness!) :)

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