Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stitching news and life



Well,
My stitching has increased finally. I think the curse of the fifth house has been lifted. Our LNS had a class last weekend on a pretty geometric pattern in needlepoint. I was moving along well, when I realized that the two Watercolour threads I'd chosen (beautiful as each one is) do NOT go well together once stitched. Sooo, I ripped out the easiest one :) and started redoing in different colors. Much better. Hope to finish that one soon, too. My UFO's are really calling to me, as is half the stitching patterns out there. What's a girl to do? Simple - buy them all! (providing finances allow, of course....)
I'm in a group currently with an ongoing secret sister exchange. I was just sent the loveliest white evenweave fabric, booklet of patterns, and set of new colors of linen embroidery. Many thanks to my SS!
Happy stitching all.
I'm adding an addendum to this - the curse has not been lifted! I finished the fifth house - it looks adorable.....except for one thing. The Rose border is darker than the others and stands out.I'm thinking of redoing the border (for the umpteenth time, I might add) in the lighter rose color of the house. But I'll stitch the last house first, just to see. Anyone else have this problem with these charts?
On a sad note, just saw where Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman lost his youngest daughter in a tragic accident at home - heartfelt prayers go out to his family - may the peace of God be with them.

8 comments:

Chris said...

It's looking great Carolyn. Definitely stitch the last house before you frog that border. To me, the vacant spot above it makes the red border stand out more. After the last house is finished, the overall balance will be complete, and it might look okay then. Keep up the great work.

Nancy said...

I love the different colors of all the borders, I personally don't think it's too bold. For sure wait for the last house to be stitched, but it looks pretty the way it is!

Rene la Frog said...

I LOVE the houses and don't think the border is too bold. Can't wait to see the last house done.

Robyn in Oz said...

Wait till you finish the last house Carolyn, might blend in better then - looks OK now though.

Lisa said...

I agree with everyone else...wait for that last house. It might look just right then.

Meari said...

Your houses look nice, Carolyn and I agree with you that the border on the 5th one stands out more than the others. I would wait until you stitch the last one to see how it looks before ripping out the border.

Lovely exchange you received!

Barb said...

Those are pretty!

jennilynn said...

Carolyn, I think your whole piece is lovely. I can't wait to see the last house.