Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Photo of August

I have had some good stitching time and made real progress on Serpentine. I won't finish before the Ocotber deadline, but I will be close!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Not Much Progress

My dh took the kids to the drag races on Friday so I finally managed to get some serious work done on Serpentine. I have been canning salsa and pickles and therefore too tired to do much stitching. Hopefully I will have some time tonight while I wait for the boys at their youth group meeting.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Another Change for Serpentine

I decided that the darker purple in the center did not work, so I ripped it out and replaced it with Finca 2615. I think it works better with the Finca 2606 and Soire de Paris purple that I am using in other areas. I spend more time ripping than I do stitching. Why is that?
Now that I think I have my colors finalized, I will start finishing sections off.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Serpentine-A little section

This is what I had done on Friday night. I ripped out the blue Finca and replaced it with a purple (2627). I liked the blue (3822) for the corner crescent pairs and stuck with the 114 Soie de Paris for the arms.

The little hearts are 1015 Threadworx and I am trying the 3333 Soie de Paris for the diamond pattern. Next comes a silver kreinik, which I think will work.

I decided to do a quarter of the pattern at a time as I want to be sure I like the colors I am using.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Serpentine Color Problems

I have started work on Serpentine by Ro Pace. It is an ANG group correspondence course through Cyberpointers. Anyway, I changed the colors and I am having trouble deciding what I like. The upper right blue "arm" looks good to me, but I think I may end up with too much blue. The "arm" at the bottom to the right is the color I started with -Soie de Paris 3335. To me it looks wrong with the Finca Perle Cotton #2615. The half "arm " was stitched with soie d alger #3312. It looks better, but not right. When I have time tonight I will stitch another corner crescent in a different Finca color and try the blue Soie de Paris with it. Or maybe blue with the Finca #2615. Something has to work, right?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Squaredance is Done!

I have been spending my spare time putting Ultrasuede squares onto this piece. It looks nice finished. Now I just need to get it to the framer. I really like the marblized canvas Orna chose.