"Live in Harmony"
by Homespun Elegance
I really loved stitching this piece. Instead of using DMC, I used various overdyed silks I had in my stash. There is no direct correlation though. It was like painting using whatever crayons I had on hand. I finished this last weekend, then jumped right into stitching this... Garden Glade by Carriage House Samplings.
Golly, there is a LOT of filling in! I had stitched the stag over on the right hand side but frogged it out. Maybe you can see a faint outline. Why did I have to frog? Well, I was trying out an overdyed silk and ended up with a stripe-y result. I went back and forth trying to justify not frogging, but in the end I'm glad I did. It really offended the eye!
I think I have learned a big lesson with the overdyed silks like Belle Soie. I like them when used in small bits of design, like with "Live in Harmony" above, but anything with bigger continuous surface can get the stripey look.
Thank you so much for your kind comments left in my last post. Things are still somewhat bumpy but at least one hurdle is out of the way. The boy has flown the nest yesterday and now safely (we think) in his new home in Germany. Here's a photo of DS with DH at the airport.
It was a pretty tense day yesterday. Thank goodness the Royal Wedding provided a good diversion all through the day. I love this photo of the two sisters and their dresses.
It was a beautiful wedding, wasn't it?
Here's some stitchy news for you - I received a newsletter from Carol at Em-li's this month where Carol said she has purchased the inventory and copyrights to Sheepish Designs! I don't think I've seen this announced anywhere so I am not sure what this means in terms of seeing all the designs listed, etc. If you are looking for these charts, you should email Carol.
Thanks for your visit! Now I'll do the disappearing act again! :-)