Monday, July 23, 2007

Weekend stitching on the RR

Well almost everything I have been working on has fallen to the wayside as I try and get the HFRR to a point that I can send it on and get it to Donna by the 12th. Last week I worked on charting out a few design ideas for the center and was never really happy with anything that I could come with then on Thursday I finally decided to go with this rendition of the center band and I am really pleased with the way it has turned out.

It has the title of the piece and all of our initials with hearts. I still need to figure out how the dates will look on the ends and add a few fill in stitches but essentially this is how it will stand. I am almost finished with my square, finally...as it seems that I have worried over this for a really long time. For the door floss colour I listened to the suggestions posted and was going with a red......and had filled in the doors with a red that I was not sure of and finally was not happy with....... so I pulled it all out and will fill in the doors with a better red tonight, I will post a pic tomorrow. After pulling out all that work I just couldn't' redo it last night. Even while I was stitching away I wasn't happy with the colour choice. You know that something is not right but think to yourself, "maybe I just need to see it finished and it will come together..." that's what I kept saying to myself. Well I was wrong and I should have stopped when I first had the thought that something wasn't working. I really like the square and the colour changes I made from the the original charted colours. Here is a closer look at the colours and the finished border.


All I need to do now is stitch out the big border which is a simple checkerboard with little clusters of acorns in the corners, it is the border from Lakeside Lodge.

On another note.....
I work part time at a bookstore on the weekends and this weekend was the release of the final instalment of the Harry Potter books, called the Deathly Hallows. I got mine and a couple of extras for Don and my niece Lesley (if you see this before we speak......yes, it shipped today and you will have it in a day or so) I will not give anything away, as I have already read a big chunk of it, but it starts off with a bang and does not let up!!!

Hope the weekend was great for everyone!!!

Take care and thanks for stopping by, leave a comment if you get a chance.
(make it nice Don, as The Peach was mighty upset last week) ;)

edgar

6 comments:

DaisyGirl said...

Edgar,
Your rr is looking wonderful! I can't wait to get yours to stitch on!
Donna

Cheryl said...

Oooh i love your RR! I love how you've put everyones initials in the hearts. Great idea!

Itching To Stitch said...

Your RR looks great. I love the heart band in the middle ;)

cissy said...

Looking gooood!!! Pretty funny and honest comment about Peaches!!! Love ya....

Margie said...

Your RR looks great! :-)

Don said...

Thanks for the book Edgar...finished it last night...won't give anything away, but thought it was the best HP book yet...