Monday, May 4, 2015

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, still working on "Sojurner".... here's were it stands at the moment...


.... one of the changes I made over the week was to pull out all the "Buttercup" silk that is charted for the California Poppies and replace it with "Lasagna." 

 I see these poppies all the time, everyday and even have a pot of them on the balcony and nowhere do I see yellow or the pale yellow varieties.....  it was really bothering me quite a bit..... so I held my skein of "Lasagna" up against a poppy and the colour is an almost a perfect match, so I'm going with a the more orange poppy.  I think my skein of "Buttercup" is on the pale side anyway......
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

14 comments:

  1. So pretty. I think your color change for the poppies was a great idea. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  2. Excellent change! The more you stitch the prettier this floral border gets

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  3. Great decision. Love the lasagna color. It plays beautifully with the others.

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  4. Oh Edgar, I just love this! I have to agree, I've never seen a yellow poppy. The color you chose is more in line with what I think of when I think of poppies. This is just so pretty!

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  5. It is looking so pretty. I love the flowers!

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  6. Hello Edgar,

    I love the color change for the poppies! My original model was lost in the mail when I sent it to the Bay Area Sampler Guild for them to see and, consequently, I have to restitch it. I'm going to use the Belle Soie "Lazagna" as well when I do.

    When I was doing my research for flowers indigenous to your area, the poppy I saw was a yellowish/orange color, but not a redish/orange, so I tried to match the color with the pictured ones. You can see the picture I used in your chart instructions. I so love the red/orange much better as it pops on the linen color.

    You are making great progress and I look forward to seeing Sojourner as it progresses. It is such a compliment to me to have you stitch my design. Great job!

    Yours in friendship and stitches,
    Theresa
    Heart's Ease Examplar Workes

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  7. How cool that you personalized your stitching to match the flowers you see everyday. Those poppies are great!

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  8. So pretty! I agree -- orange makes more sense!

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  9. It's looking great Edgar! I wonder how I can track this one down for myself?

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  10. I love the change you made to the flowers. Another nice pop of color.

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