Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Finished a fun design

Well, I finished a travel project I was working on.....this was SO much fun to stitch.  I made some changes to the pattern - it called for the lettering and the border to all be stitched in a subtly variegated blue, and the flowers were more subdued colors.  I started it stitching it the DMC equivalents, and made a counting mistake that.  By the time I discovered it, I was too far gone to frog, so I decided to start over.  When I was going to start over, I decided to use some opalescent fabric that I had bought from Silkweavers (their Facebook sale) and then when I was at a new LNS I decided to look at their overdyeds.  I found this really awesome one from Threadworx called Bradley's Balloons.....variegated with all all these fun bright colors!

So then I converted the flower colors to bolder colors (to try to match the colors in the variegated floss) and made the border a solid color because I felt it would be too busy if it was multi-colored as well.  I am happy with how it turned out....

Oh, and by the way, the pattern is from My Big Toe Designs, and it's called "Normal Family".  It cracks me up because My Big Toe seems to focus on more religious themed designs, and this seemed rather sarcastic for them.

Thanks for checking out my blog.....

19 comments:

Linda M said...

I love that saying! Your choice of threads is fabulous - makes it so bright. Congratulations on the finish.

Denise SA said...

I just love the colours. I think I need this for my house.

Debbie Jo said...

416You made an awesome decision with the color changes! Love how the piece turned out. Congrats on the finish,,,so what is next? Looking forward to seeing a new project.

Rachel said...

Love how it turned out! Great choices!

Emily in NC said...

Great, love the color choices you made.

4ofwands said...

Cute! Great colors!

4ofwands said...

Cute! Great colors!

Mary said...

Very cute. I love the color changes you made.

SoCal Debbie said...

This turned out fantastic, Kathy! You made awesome floss color choices!

Joy said...

I love it!! The colors are perfect with the sparkles in the fabby!

Vicky L said...

Beautiful finish! Love the colors and material.

DUSTY said...

LOVE IT !!

Anne Sans Tete <-- Nome de plume! said...

Love it!

- Lisa N.

My Big Toe Designs said...

Me, sarcastic?!?! I have nooo idea what you're talking about ;-) The finish looks great and I love your color changes. Thanks for sharing the picture!

Shebafudge said...
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Shebafudge said...

Try again!

That is stunning and I love all your thread conversions! Congratulations!!

Carolyn NC said...

I love this one...and the bright colors are perfect!

Tracy said...

It's really really cute! And I love the variegated floss you used. You chose perfect colors for the flowers!

Maureen said...

Excellent colour choices. Nice and subtle lol!