Sunday, May 17, 2009

First Update on Henry ...

Hi Everyone!!!

Well it has been a busy weekend. I wish I could say that I spent the weekend stitching and relaxing. But alas, no such luck LOL. I spent the weekend mostly helping my kids clean their rooms completely clean and rearranging their rooms. It's amazing how just moving the furniture around can change the whole look of the room. So tonight after putting the kids to bed, I was finally able to sit and do some stitching. I couldn't believe it was after 10pm before my daughter finally went to bed. And my son, it was after 11pm. He is such a night owl!

So I worked on Henry tonight. And he is coming along nicely. It is such a cute pattern. And I can't wait to see how he looks all finished. If you remember the picture that I posted of what he will look like all done a few days ago, I have decided to add a few things in order to make this piece extra special. I am the last person to stitch on this piece. So once I'm finished, I will mail it back to the owner of the piece. She is a wonderful friend and has been going through quite a lot lately. And I just want to show her how special she is and how much she means to me as my friend. Now, the pattern calls for french knots for the eye of the robin, the centers of all of the little red flowers, and a cluster in the center of the large white flowers. So what I thought I would do is rather than doing french knots, I am going to use beads. A black bead for the robin's eye, clear irridescent beads for the centers of the little red flowers (I will use white floss to attach them), and for the cluster in the middle of the large white flowers, I thought I would use some orange irridescent beads, since the color of floss for the french knots is DMC 947 which is a bright orange. What do you think of this idea? I was also thinking of adding a little bit of sparkle to the design by adding some sparkly blending filament to either the white of the snowman, or the blue background around the snowman. I am not sure which one would look better. Any suggestions would be really appreciated, if you have any. And I thank you in advance!

Oh ... well I guess I had better show you what I've done so far, huh? Got all wrapped up in telling you my ideas and almost forgot to post the picture! Boy it has been a long weekend! LOL!


So not very much so far, but at least you can see a picture already taking shape! I can't wait to finish this and send it off to the recipient! All of the other designs on this piece are so beautiful. I just hope my section does it justice.

Well again, please let me know what you think of my ideas for adding that little something extra, and which area you think I should add the sparkle to. Thank you again very much for your input! And especially thank you for reading my blog and all of your comments!

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stitching!!!

Until Next Time,
♥ Margie ♥


Jen said...

Those are lovely ideas! Personally, I would like to see the sparkly-ness in the white of the snowman. :D

The robin is so cute and chubby! :D

Good progress so far! :)

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I think the beads instead of french knots is a great idea.

I also agree that the sparkles need to be on the snowman. That is where I put mine when I did my last snowman. (snow angel in my case)

Margie said...

Thank you ladies so much! :~) I think you are absolutely right on the sparkly-ness ... should be on the snowman.

LOL Jennifer ~ that is exactly what I was thinking about the robin too ~ he's so PLUMP! lol

Mel said...

I almost always substitute beads for french knots (mostly b/c I can't really stitch french knots and they just frustrate me)!

Sparkles in the snowman would be great. As snow does in fact sparkle. And it's always lovely.
Can't wait to see more progress.

Tammy said...

I think your ideas are great! I'd add the sparkle to the snowman and if you're up for beads, I love the idea to replace the french knots.

Rachel S said...

he looks great so far.

Margie said...

Well it's unanimous! :~) the sparkle goes in the snowman! :~D Thx so much for your input, Ladies! :~) I don't know what I'd do without you. :~)

Carla said...

Good start!! I think the beads will looks great instead of the french knots.