Making lemonade

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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

I wanted to do something traditional and elegant had such high hopes for the
Victoria Sampler box top heart. Despite gridding the fabric and using thread
counter doohickeys, I wasn't able to do the trellis for the heart as called
for. I finally gave up and put down something that was almost right. Next
challenge was filling the outline with flowers. To aid the shaping, I basted a
heart shape over the trellis. Despite this procedure, it's a bit off on one
side <sigh> Lettering for names was too simplistic so I pulled it out. The
called for scroll 'frame' proved to be impossible so I did a xs viney thing on
the top and bottom. Since I wasn't happy that it wasn't perfect, I decided not
to have it professionally finished as originally planned. On a rare foray out
due to health problems, I lucked out when I found an ornate gold frame of the
right size at a local art supply store.

Being unable to count threads or translate what my eye sees/reads on a chart to
fabric has forced me to be 'creative' in my stitching. It still wasn't right so
I bought a package of wedding themed buttons, found a few I liked and spray
painted them antique gold to match the frame. It's more scrapbooky than I
wanted but it is sort of nice

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And a nice job you do of it, too!

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Very nice.  I like it a lot!

On 11/4/05 7:30 PM, in article, "anne"

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Oh, you always come up with the neatest results!  Congrats!

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Very effective!  As you say - "Kinda Nice!"

Pat P

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