Aug 2, 2017

Polly with a twist

A quick post between Ann's to show Polly finished.
Lori Rippey's Polly Cole on 32 count.

I love this gal, even though she is twisted.  But Vonna named herself Twisted and she's a fine lady so we're good.  The dryer, the iron, the steaming, the stretching, the blocking, the wetting, the shaking, had me twisted into a knot.  She's not bad now, hasn't been interfaced or lined yet, and I am afraid to do either.  I have never faced this problem to this extent before, and the linen did come out of the dryer fairly even.  But as soon as I started turning the edges back, I could see that it wasn't only the measurement that was a problem.  The weave doesn't appear to be running true or square.
The only noticeable change I made in thread color was the large house because in the printed photo, it looked to be a light blue/gray and I liked it. So I subbed DMC 317 for 3781 (in the house), and 3032 for 3782 in the body. 




I would like to put all the long fringed pieces together eventually, but have taken most of them down for now.  I'm hoping the twist may work itself out if I leave her hanging for a while.  But that's about as likely as me having a good hair day. The boning is sewn into the top hem as the others.



I never mixed the framed pieces with the fringed before, and I don't think it looks bad.  So Polly may be hanging with a formal friend for a while.  Wherever she goes, I'm grateful that this chart was offered before my slump's final bell.  I really do not want to stitch.  But I can't stop playing with the linen.  Does that even make sense?  What good are the splendid colors if they aren't used?
 
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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11 comments:

Edna D said...

Enjoy your blog. Thank you for detailing all of your changes and finishing.

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Jacqueline said...

Polly looks lovely, twisted or not, just adds character.

Annmarie said...

Love your choice of colors and the finishing

capecodgirl565 said...

Think it is absolutely lovely just as it is! Don't give into the slump, I would miss all your wonderful finishes!

Maggee said...

You might just need a bit of a respite from stitching... but I sure hope you don't leave us forever! Your wit and humor, along with your vast knowledge, would be sorely missed! Take it easy, you have a lot on your plate! Hugs!

Barb said...

Polly looks great to me!

C. M. Designs said...

All of your work has looked splendid to me........twisted or not. Be proud of what you do and enjoy every piece.
Have a happy weekend.
Charlotte in Va.

Carol said...

I love how the fringed pieces look next to the framed ones. And, to me, Polly is a beauty :)

HomeSpunPrims said...

It looks beautiful next to your framed sampler. Love the color change on the house too. Thank you for sharing your finish of my pattern. Love seeing it worked up with your own touches. Lori

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love Polly and that fantastic candle holder!!

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