Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Well Hello There - It's a Juggle, WIP

Long time, No see...

I am pleased to say the juggling jester has finally showed his face.

But before I get to that part, this is what went on before I got to that:
This project has been sitting on a shelf in the corner (like a naughty child who has been sent to the naughty corner to have a good long think about it) since.... checking back, February. This is the last photo I shared of him, headless and missing half his pants.

The whole thing had come to a grinding halt, when I discovered the second trouser leg did not fit at all. I had somehow managed to stitch it with a completely wrong curve...

First thing, I discovered when I pulled all the bits and pieces back out, was that my line drawing was no longer with the rest of the stuff. Goodness knows what I have done with those? I still have the initial sketch, but I had resized it so had to make a new 'pattern'. 

I had been a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to match the 'lacy' frill on the cuff of the pants. I don't do needlelace often enough to have tension and that kind of thing as 'down packed' as I would like but I think it turned out ok. 

The wee chap looks happy enough, skipping across the hills in his new pants, don't you think?

I have a 'million' thing I should be doing, but they are a lot less fun than this, so because his feet now looked so happy, I just had to make his head. A torso on legs skipping across hills, just looked too wrong!


That is so much better. A happy chap, he is going to be. 

Have a lovely week everyone.
Best Stitches,
Anna X


  1. Hi Anna, it's nice to meet your happy chap ;)!
    That must have been frightening, to see that his trousers got a completely wrong curve....but you solved this problem very well, as usual, I think you're so inventive in solving things!
    I must say that I now even love more that hapy chap skipping across the hills in his new pants. He seems very happy for having his trousers on and that he got a happy face ;O. Fantastic and beautiful work!
    Have a nice week.
    Hugs, Ilona

    1. Thanks Ilona - I guess that is what happens when you leave things for too long.

  2. It turned out great. His pants look just right. :)
    And he is a merry fellow. :)

    1. .. and now for the rest of his outfit.. :)

  3. Lol ! He radiates happiness ! :) x

  4. Ooh, I love the jester! Although flowers and paisleys are traditional and some of my favourite designs, it's nice to see something contemporary and different.

    1. Thanks Megan, I do tend to do a lot of flowers, so it is nice to stitch something different from time to time.