Sunday, February 12, 2012

Finished Letters, Leprechauns, & Luck

Well, when my stitching group got together yesterday I "finshed" this one - it was a Blue Ribbon Designs pattern called "Letters, Leprechauns, and Luck".

I made a few minor changes to the pattern, and one major one! LOL

I used the DMC conversions on the chart, and changed (1) the flags on the top and bottom (subbed what was a reddish color and changed it to a more "orange" color), (2) the pots of gold on the top and bottom (made the bottom row of black one stitch smaller on each side so it looked like a pot), (3) made the J shorter (for some reason, it was taller than the other letters), (4) filled in the Celtic not (the pattern JUST had it outlined - it's between the O and the P), and finally, as usual, I subbed beads for the French Knots (on the snake - his eyes, and on the house - the door knob).

The big change I made was that the pattern called for the border to be filled in with a "checker" stitch. I tried it out, and I didn't like the coverage. I think the problem might have been that I stitched on 28 count and the model was stiched on 40 count. But I'm happy with the "open" look of not filling it in.

So I needed to figure out another travel project. I have my Lizzie Kate Christmas one I'm working on "Christmas is Forever" and I also kitted up another Lizzie Kate pattern - this one is a Halloween pattern called "Velcome" It has Dracula, a Ghost, and Frankenstein on it - but cute versons of them! LOL

Anyway, thanks for looking!
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12 comments:

Shebafudge said...

It looks lovely. After comparing the border to the original I think I too prefer it unstitched. Congrats on a lovely finish! Enjoy deciding on the next project!!

For Sale Or Trade dannmurray said...

Gorgeous Kathy. I like the changes you made. You always know the right things to do to enhance a design.

natalyK said...

Great finish! I have always loved this design!

Rachel said...

Beautiful!

ChrisG said...

YOU've made great changes. I think the checkered border would have been "tto much". Great job!

Claudette497 said...

What a great finish! The changes you made were all for the best. I'm happy dancing with you!

Sally said...

Great design and lovely finish.

MADIrishStitcher said...

Beautiful...Love it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your finish, it is very pretty.

Marl

Linda M said...

Great finish, Kathy. Love the changes you made. Congratulations.

Shelley said...

Congrats on the wonderful finish! I love all of the changes you made to it. Makes it unique.

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! Congrats!