Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Start

I am amazed and inspired by all the beautiful stitching. I didn't get my supplies until mid-December and didn't get started until December 30. It's been slow stitching but I've managed to get 3 blocks done. Probably won't see that again but I'm hoping to stitch at least 1 block a month. Like Margaret I'm having trouble with the colors. I don't know if the photography/lighting of the leaflets made colors appear lighter or because I'm stitching on a smaller count that makes the colors appear darker. In any case, I seem to be making a lot of changes. Can't thank Barbara and Deb enough about the difference in block sizes and how to adjust. It saved a lot of frustration. I went ahead and 'roped' out the blocks to avoid counting when I'd rather be stitching. Here's my progress to date:
M*N*O by The Priairie Schooler
25ct (over1) Fairy Dust evenweave
DMC cotton floss
M is for Mermaid (I added a curl - couldn't help myself)
N is for Nest


O is for Owl

I didn't know if I should post my color changes or not. If you're interested I'll be happy to share.

8 comments:

Dianne said...

This is beautiful! I'd love it if you'd post your conversion...It's lovely.

HollyXSing said...

Candace:

I LOVE the curl in the mermaid's hair!!!!! What a great idea! I would love to know about your color changes!

-Holly

Deb said...

I love the Mermaid's curl. And I can't believe how much progress you've made. I'm going to have to refer to your pictures when I get to those blocks.

FayeRaye said...

Prettiest one I have seen so far!! LOVE the curl!! Faye

teresa w said...

I think you are moving along pretty fast. It looks great. I would appreciate your color changes. Thanks

Teresa / IL

Nic said...

If this is slow stitching, I'd hate to keep up with you going fast!

Great work, will have to remember about the mermaid curl when the time comes - I have curly hair myself, it seems appropriate!

Katherine Genung said...

Lovely job Candace.

Vonna said...

That's lovely and a huge amount of progress!