Sunday, June 5, 2011

June TUSAL Update

This is my TUSAL jar as of this afternoon.  I've been working on a cross stitch so I finally had some thread to add to my jar, plus I found some leftover floss on a few homemade cardboard thread holders that I no longer needed so I threw that in there too.

I really thought I was finished with the Little Blue Bungalow cross stitch but I was looking at some pictures of it and noticed I didn't stitch the centers of the flowers so it's still a WIP for now.

The chart is a freebie from Blue Ribbon Designs and you can find it on the Weeks Dye Works Free Designer Charts page.  (It's the very last one on the page.)  Since I only have a brown and black WDW floss, I picked out my own DMC colors, which is always a big deal for me.   I'm not sure if I'm happy with what I chose.  I could blame it on the bad lighting in the photo but it is hard to see some of the colors on that fabric (Fiddlers 18 ct) in person too so I may re-do the parts I don't like.

Update:  I just looked at the finish of the original version and decided I hate mine.  Ok, I don't hate it but I am not happy with the floss colors I used.  Some of those blues are too light and you can barely see the white and pink flowers.  I may just start this one over from scratch and use some different colors..


Loralynn said...

I think it turned out very nicely! I wouldn't change it (says the queen of I'm not happy with my finished results!!)

jan said...

Isn't it funny how we see things differently in photos? I usually find something that I have forgotten! The cross stitch looks very nice, but I am with you on the color thing. I hate picking out colors - I guess that is what I like about red-work!

Daffycat said...

Since you don't like this finish, why not tea-dye the piece and see it that changes how you feel about it?

I can't believe you'd CHEAT on your TUSAL! ROFLOL Just teasing!

Mary said...

Your TUSAL is getting full! Congrats on your finish even if you don't like how it turned out. I think it's fine. I still have problems going off the pattern with choosing colors. Even after all these years!

Gina E. said...

Oh Patty, you are too critical of yourself! Those colors are lovely - delicate and pretty.