Sunday, 27 April 2014

A pause for thought

As I move on, the whole thing is starting to show it's personality. But this is also where to weak spots start to show up that will need some attention.

I did the cornflower motif and the buds, and whilst the flower head has worked quite well, I am not at all happy with the lower part of the flower.

The thing is that I really don't like the shape or the colour. This is one of the hazards of buying threads off the web. Yes you get access to a wonderful world of threads but matching colours can be a nightmare. There is also the fact that even if the colour is ok, on e stitched it can change..

The little leaf at the top is a case in point. It is worked in the same colours as the cornflower but whilst it looks acceptable, the flower is just wrong.

So tonight I'll go and look again and see if there is a better shade. I will also redraft the other bud to see if I can get a better shape. This means some reverse stitching and re-outlining. Hey ho.

On a brighter note, I am happy with the way the scrolls are going, so all is not lost.

Any views on the progress so far will be much appreciated!


  1. I can see what you mean, I think, about the uppermost bud. Is there enough space to give its' petals a bit more of a flare at the outer edges?