Here's my next big project, Sleeping Fox by LeafBlown Designs, available here.
Pretty neat, huh? Since foxes have become trendy, there are lots of fox designs out there, but I don't try to buy them all just because I love foxes; I'm fairly selective. This one really caught my eye, and as soon as I saw it I had to have it. I love the modern design and the unusual colors.
The fabric is yummy. This is Bittersweet Lite hand-dyed Jobelan, available from 123Stitch. It's a soft, creamy orange. I've never stitched on fabric even remotely close to this color, but when I was visualizing the design on different colors, none of them were working for me, except this very pale, mottled orange.
I may not be posting many progress pictures, since it's just going to look like blobs of color until I get the head done. It should be a fun stitch... no counting issues or fiddling with a stitch in this color here, a stitch in that color there... just nice fat blocks of color. It should go fairly quickly, but I've learned that best-laid plans usually end in a spectacular explosion and burn to the ground. We'll see. Thinking of starting my Christmas ornament for this year today, too (also a fox!). Stay tuned.