Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A Small Finish and Mother's Tree


After I finished my current section for the Mira RR, I decided to do something fun and quick before the next part of the Chatelaine Sampler Mystery was released on the first. This is Just Nan's "Love and Roses". (I was avoiding the dreaded Katie's blanket - but oh well!) I bought the pattern and little box to put it in at my LNS's Superbowl Sale for 40% off. I really liked doing it and it turned out nice, I think. I did finish it with glue, but it only took a day or so to stitch, so it isn't as though I'm destroying an heirloom piece. The box is only 3 inches across if you are curious about size.

I have a stitching dilemna for Mother's Tree that I'd like some opinions on - so feel free to comment. I decided to do mine on 40ct linen and picked what I thought was a pale blue shade from Silkweaver's Classic Linen series. This is Tropical Breeze along with the dinky dyes silks I bought to stitch it with. I think the colors look okay on the linen, but I was really looking more for a pale blue and this is kind of an aqua shade. Very pretty, just not what I was looking for. Do you think I should go ahead and stitch Mother's Tree on it? I would use the darkest green for the tree and the other shades for the lettering. (Might possibly use the darkest green in the lettering too - haven't decided yet.) I could always use this piece for one of the Mirabilia mermaids - I think it would work well for that if I picked one of the ones that doesn't have so many beads and those beads that are there could be converted to petite sizes. Oh, and please excuse Katie's shoe in the picture - as usual she doesn't want anyone to take pictures of anything but her! :)

4 comments:

KariA1 said...

Great box!! I like those colors together too!

meg said...

Love and Roses looks great! Personally, I think that fabric looks lovely - and the threads look like they will go well with it.

Autumn said...

I think it's nice, but Mother's Tree is quite an undertaking. My personal opinion is that you should be absolutely happy with it. Know what I mean?

Cat said...

It sounds to me like you would be happier with the bluer fabric. Maybe you should consider saving the greener shade for a Mira mermaid and getting what you really want for Mother's Tree. You don't want to look back at it after all that work and say to yourself, "I really like it, but I should have done it on the blue instead." :)