What a frustrating weekend! You know the kind when nothing goes right? Well, that was my weekend.
I had lots of designs that I needed to do, and when I say needed, I really mean needed! As a designer, for some things there really is just a small window of opportunity that you daren't miss it! So I had several ideas floating around in my head (always a good thing!) and I was able to sketch them out onto paper and fiddle about with them, tweak them (make sure they work!) etc and then I decided to get them onto the computer....and that's when the muse left me! I think she must have gone on vacation with my stitchy bug! I just couldn't get anything to look the way I wanted it to. I got so frustrated that I even wanted to stitch my geisha! Yes, you heard correctly, I wanted to stitch her! So, finally, I gave in and stitched for a bit on the geisha. This is how she's looking now.....
Thank you for all the wonderful words of encouragement, and for the suggestion of using thread heaven etc. I did manage to find some beeswax so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that will solve the thread problems. The big chunk of blue (which was very boring to stitch) is her belt and there will be some cording details put on top of the stitching, so it will be more interesting to look at once that is all done. I can now admit that she's kind of growing on me! I don't love her (yet), but I don't want to throw her in the bin either....so that's good!
So, anyhoo, you may be wondering what the chocolate reference was in the title of my post. Well I'm pleased to show you this..... (can you hear the trumpet fanfare?!!!)
....and it was much easier to make than I had imagined!
I think I may have shown you the Chocolate stitching a while back, but I finally plucked up the courage to make it into a cushion. I'm so pleased with the result. I even managed to figure out how to change the tension on my sewing machine! lol
Here's a close up...
I thought the colour was great match, and the hearts went perfectly with the saying. The blue colour in the hearts was just enough to stop the whole thing from being too brown.
I have to confess to having some wonderful Lindt white chocolate and coconut while stitching the geisha...so yes, chocolate is always the answer!
'Chocolate' is one of my own designs and the chart can be found on my website, and at a price of only $2.50 it's even cheaper then a bar of chocolate! Less calories too!
So here's to an industrious week with the rest of the chocolate to keep me going!
Until next time...happy stitching!