Thursday, April 28, 2011

Decisions, decisions!

Not much stitching going on this week – guess I must have tired out the magic gold needle!

I have been working on some designs for Tangled Threads and some other designs for publication in magazines, so unfortunately there’s not much to show you – sorry!

On to the thistles.

Here are the pictures in the order they were stitched.

Now you may be wondering what colour the fourth thistle will be….so am I!!!
My daughter suggested that the thistle for one particular girl should be a crazy colour such as bright orange or lime green, as she is going to be a fashion major and is really ‘different’!
I can’t decide if I want to do something crazy like that or not. I like the idea that it would match her personality, but am worried that it would turn out looking kind of stupid. Is she going to look back on it in a few years time (that’s assuming that the girls keep them that long!) and think ‘what the heck?’ or will she laugh and think ‘that was so me!’  Let me know what you think!

 I’m leaning towards making them in to door hangers so I will let you know the success (or failure!) of my door hanger making attempts. I keep looking at all the wonderful finishes I see posted on people’s blogs and I have to admit to being rather intimidated by all the talent that’s out there. If you have any suggestions for finishing tutorials, please let me know which blogs or sites you recommend, I would love to check them out.

Until next time…happy stitching!



Mouse said...

I think I would stitch the last one to suit the girl now orange would look quite good I think :) are you going to use a sewing machine to make up or by hand ??? either way I can help :) just email me :) love mouse xxx

JenniDMills said...

I think if you did it oranges and reds the blend would look stunning, and still be bright enough to suit her personality.

As for finishing, it's something I tend to procrastinate on. So I'm not much help there ... a door hanger sounds fine.

let us know when your next design will be printed.

sorbert said...

Actually orange and red would go well with each other on the thistle.

Lovely finishes. Looking forward to seeing what colour the fourth one will be!

Anne said...

I agree with the other ladies. I think orange and red blended will look great! Can't wait to see it!!

Take care,


Suzanne said...

Nice finishes! I look forward to seeing the colour of the final one.

Lynn said...

I vote for the orange too! I think it would look stunning.
As for finishing, check out both Angela's (Hooked on Stitches) and Vonna's (The Twisted Stitcher) blogs. They both offer tutorials on various finishes.