Coming Along

Here’s what I’ve been working on lately:

September from the Joyful World Calendar by Snowflower Diaries.

Peacock Initial from Gigi R

Argh! I am so undecided by the how the varigated floss is laying! I want the flower to stand out from the letter so I’ve been trying to lay the floss to create some definition. But it’s not looking how I want so I am inclined to take out either the flower or the initial and do it in a solid blue. What do you think? I feel like it would be a lot of work…

Autumn Foliage from The Heart’s Content. I figured out a better way to position my light and magnifier and this is coming along nicely now!

It’s so tiny!

Lastly I started something new, NOT from my “Do This Year” binder but a lucky purchase I made earlier this year-one of my unicorns! Stacy Nash’s Spring Flowers Pinkeep.

It’s an easy, simple project but very sweet and it has a bunny on it! The only problem I’ve discovered is, there is only enough floss included to stitch 1 over 2 and I’m stitching 2 over 2! I’m going to run out and the dye lot of “Barn Gray” from the kit is nowhere close to my 3 (!) shades of “Barn Gray” in my stash! I *might* be able to sub “Banker’s Gray…” or a DMC otherwise I’ll have to rip out the flowers and redo them in something completely different. Boo!

Nothing like keeping the stitching life interesting, right?

7 thoughts on “Coming Along

  1. Lovely work again. I would be inclined to stitch the letter in a plain thread and use the variegated for the flower piece. The slik gauze design is lovely, I adore tiny stitching.

    1. That is exactly what I am thinking! I will take the plunge I think when I finish the Stacy Nash and Heart’s Content pieces. I love this design so much I really need to make it right!

  2. I hope you’ve now worked out what you want to do about the two pieces which are not going totally smoothly. In my mind, however long it takes, if alterations need to be made so that I will be happy with the final piece then that’s what needs to be done. Good luck making your decisions. 🙂

    1. I know, right?! I agree sometimes you just have to invest that time in making it perfect because it’s the end result you have to live with, and I find I forget any troubles that happened in the process when I appreciate the finished product! Anyway, I’m working it out. I have my gray for the Stacy Nash piece figured out and I’ll work on the peacock after it sits in “in time out” a while!. The good news is if I decide to use a solid on part of it I have a perfectly matched solid silk to use already.

  3. I think your stitching looks lovely. But, I agree if it is not making you happy, change it to more of your liking. Good luck Mary. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  4. Beautiful stitching. Sorry to hear it’s causing you problems. I hope you can figure out what you want to do.

    1. Oh, well, I tried the Banker’s Gray today and it is such a good match I wonder if the chart was mistaken in calling the included thread Barn Gray. The Stacy Nash piece will be fine. I’m putting the peacock on hold until I finish the Heart’s Content piece!

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