Jan 8, 2018

Help!

Ellen is finished with a compromise.  I did not move the center so it is slightly off, but I did line up the outer edge motifs to match left and right.  This is the type of bag I would like it sewn to, heavy wool with the same for the strap.  The sampler would be mounted to the front wool, not sewn into the seam so the material would show around the stitchery. 
The bag would be a perfect size, Ellen is 4-3/4" x 6-1/4".
Do I use the bright red?  It's a beautiful red, but would it be too much?
 
 
Or do I use a beautiful olive green that matches the green floss? 
 

 
I think the red in the sampler stands out more with the green, but I like the red.  So what do I do?  I may take this to the only person I know that sews locally since I need a wool coat hemmed anyway.  I was not totally pleased with the wool blazers she worked on, but she does wedding gowns and men's suits!  So maybe it's my menobutt that is the problem. 
 
We had our group return .....
and they brought a few friends.
 
 
 
They were no help in choosing color though. 
 
Have a good day!
 
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34 comments:

Maureen said...

For what it's worth, both red and green are very pretty but I like the red a bit better.

Barb said...

I do agree with the first post. But I'm not a good one to ask as red is my preferred color for almost everything. I have barn red cabinets in my kitchen.

Diana said...

I like the red best, too.

Kate said...

The green does make the red pop but I'd choose the red background. :)
So nice that your friends are back visiting - great photos of all of them.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Even though both are a good choice, red is definitely the winner for me! The sampler is such a beautiful piece! Nice to see all of your winter visitors, too!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

Heritage Hall said...

Both red and green motifs pop out on the red background to my eye.
It will be such a lovely creation.
So glad your woodland friends have returned unharmed...

debbie haggard said...

Red!! (You sure are a very fast stitcher!!)

Truus said...

Do love the red more for this sampler.
Happy to see your friends all together again in your garden.
Have a great day
Greetings Truus from Holland

Anonymous said...

RED!

LaNelle said...

Hi Marly, I’m loving the red bag..what a beautiful Stitch...great photos glad your deer are all back😘 & what friends they have....we should all be so lucky! Good luck with your shopping...

Annmarie said...

You definitely can't go wrong with either; however, I'd pick the green. I love for my stitching to be the center of the piece and I think the green compliments but doesn't overtake the stitching. I'm at times "boring" in my selections and the red backing does catch your eye. Again, it's a special piece....beautiful. ENJOY

C M Designs said...

Oh, I would say use the red ! Your finished piece is gorgeous ! Blue ribbon for you ! ! !
So happy to see all of your forest friends return !
I was worried about them.
Have a great week.
What's next in the stitching department ?
Charlotte in Va.

Mugwump Woolies said...

I'd go with the green...the contrast makes the red in the sampler really pop. The sampler sinks into the red wool of the red bag and the motifs blend into the background rather than stand out on their own. To me, it's all about the contrast. Either way, it will be a beauty. Love all your beautiful visitors. How lucky you are to see nature come to feast in your backyard!
Robyn

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Both look good but the red is better to my eye. Love your visitors.

Anonymous said...

RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maryann Olsaver said...

My preference is the green - your stitching just pops so much more in my opinion for what it’s worth 🙂

Vickie said...

Green. Nice to see your whole group return.

Mª José Sánchez Yánez said...

Los 2 colores les queda bien, pero creo que con el verde, destaca más la labor.

Robin in Virginia said...

My vote would be the red. While the green makes the red pop more, the red makes it all pop.

Happy to see your 'flock' is whole!

Mary said...

Love the red or course but I think that would be too much red . I think the green makes Ellen's name and birds pop, so green vote from me. Glad all the deer are back, loving the turkeys. A few years ago we had one turkey walk up the street ( city suburbs) and we all went crazy following around. You could hear the neighbors calling " what the heck is that?".

Kristen said...

Tough choice Marly, but I think the green suits the piece best. I don't think that the red would look bad, though. It's such a pretty finish.

Rugs and Pugs said...

WOW! You got that done quickly! Looks great. I vote for red ~ for what that's worth...lol!

Susan said...

The green is lovely but the red gives the piece life.........

wranglerkate said...

The red! No question! And I love your visitors. Happy New Year!

Leslie Alexander said...

Green.

capecodgirl565 said...

I personally love the green, makes it pop, but both the red and green are lovely. Can't go wrong either way.

Carol said...

I think I'm in the minority, Marly, but I definitely would choose the green. Totally agree with what Annmarie above says :)

It will be lovely no matter which color you end up with!

Frances N said...

So glad the deer are back, and the turkeys must be fun to watch!
I like both colors and I see what everyone is saying about each.
I would probably use the red because it is more exciting! ha
But you wouldn't go wrong with the green, if that's where you're leaning

diamondc said...

Madly: I am partial to the Red, I think it is lovely with both colors.
Love the animal visitors, so sweet to see them, we feed the wild animals and birds all year.

Blessings
Catherine

deb said...

Oh dear. Well, you did ask for opinions and I'm sure mine's worth about the standard .02.

I normally like red but in this case I think the green's the better choice - on the red, Ellen sort of blahs out to my eye, while she looks very sharp on the green.

Anonymous said...

Ellen is a sweet, happy sampler and I think the green is a perfect choice. The green elements really come to life with the green background. Happy to see the crew is back and they brought friends along. We have rabbits, squirrels and a hawk in our neighborhood. Hugs from Kentucky! Kelley

moosecraft said...

I like the green...it makes the red in the stitching stand out.

J Murphy said...

I like the green. I think the colors look better with the green back ground. I feel the red was just to much red.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your visitors!!

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