Making lemonade

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 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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anne
Very nice. I like it a lot! C
On 11/4/05 7:30 PM, in article
> 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 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 > > large picture: > >
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Cheryl Isaak
Oh, you always come up with the neatest results! Congrats! Dianne
> 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 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 > > large picture: > >
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