Sep 19, 2017

The new project. So far.

 
Mary Halsey miniature sampler by the Examplarery caught my eye but I wasn't totally on board with some elements.  Hearts were a welcome addition to my stitching in years past, but not at all now, and that row could certainly be removed.  But for some reason .... I just couldn't click the BUY link. I do like stitchery sewn in the various heart shapes though.  LOVE the Ann Kitpin I just made.
 
You know I prefer the longer, thinner samplers and with my slump, this may be a perfect little stitch.  So I'm winging it.  I started one on 35 count Straw and then moved to my own dyed 35 count for a more subdued background.  I want the bird bright, flowers and berries, dark alpha, and a few borders.  We'll see how it progresses, maybe I will graph it first.  Stitched area will only be 3" wide.
 
It doesn't make any sense at all to me that I am not taking my own advice, well, par for the course I guess.  I hope it goes smoothly but shouldn't I be following a designer's chart and colors to avoid frustration?  Of course!  But this is from a person that blows up vanilla.  Must be the watermelon effect.
 
Have a great day!!

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6 comments:

Unknown said...

Oh, by all means, follow your own inner design and color charts...!!!!

kelley said...

I think of a pattern as inspiration...I buy them and use them to lead me in that direction...

deb said...

I think Mary will look much better without those hearts! It's good that you're so adventuresome with color and design - know it sometimes makes for frogging and restitching, but your finishes always look just right to me.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'm sure it will end up being WONDERFUL!!!

C. M. Designs said...

Follow YOUR heart when it comes to stitching. Your changes always look great.......better than the original. Thinking of Santas you've changed.
I think if everything wasn't in such an upheaval that we'd all feel better.
Charlotte in Va.

Maggee said...

I look forward to seeing what you design and stitch. You have a talent for that, and it will be just fine! Hugs!

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