23 Jan 2013

IHSW inspiration

Hello!

You'll never guess! Whats that? Oh...well okay then, maybe you will.

After Sundays post about my lack of finding something I wanted to stitch I set about looking for a pattern. I opened exactly one drawer and was reminded of a kit I won back in September in a blog giveaway.


I received the pattern,, the black aida and the threads. When I saw it I decided straight away that I wanted to stitch it especially since I had seen a lot of samplers of late and was just jumping on the band wagon.

I did not read the instructions or look closely, I thought the thread was variegated and it turned out it was two shades, dark and light.  I decided to swap the thread as I had some variegated threads - you see I never realised my error until I had started! - and I had a choice of six colours. I believe that I have an orange soul and opted for a peachy orange/goldy yellow shade. DMC 4128.

As you may know with a variegated thread you need to do complete stitches before moving onto the next stitch, as opposed to half stitches on a row and back again, I also needed to make sure that when I rethreaded that I made sure that the shading matched where I had finished and finally I had to consider the stroke of the letter and follow that as opposed to all one block.

This is a close up of how it should have looked minus my tweaks...



If I had realised it was two colours then I would have a lot more done than I do! I am happy with my progress so far as I started on Sunday evening and have been stitching through my lunch break on Tuesday and a couple of hours on Monday. This is where I am up to so far...





Sorry for the blurry-ness - So that is letter B and then O, P and Q. I am currently trying to decide what colour to do the line text that is on it, what do you think? Dark orange, light yellow or another colour altogether?

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    1. Thanks cucki :) Any suggestions on colour?

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  2. Variegated thread can be a pain, but it looks so amazing when it's done and you've got a great progress goin on there sis! How are you liking the black material? Do you have any trouble seeing the holes? Or do you use a light box? I'm having a bitch of a time with my Disney on navy.

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    1. I have to hold it up to see a bit and I use touch too. thanks, I have Bern enjoying it but I postponed other stuff like writing & had to do a switcheroo. Will stitch later & would live to know what colour you think?

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  3. I really like the varigated thread. I think I would make the line of text a solid dark or mid-tone orange. This is going to be so pretty when finished. Can't wait to see it done .... no pressure ....

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    1. I was thinking about two colours after a while, maybe the actual colour that came with it (the darker shade is a rusty colour) and a dark green?
      I am liking the variegated effect, and I love orange :D Thanks

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  4. I think I would go with a match with the color in the variegation that you like the best. But you know me, all matchy matchy!

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    1. Yeah, I just posted another update and you can sort of see better...I am thinking green because there are stems but not sure yet...matchy matchy sounds good also!

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