Friday, 28 March 2008

2nd Friday Update...

Well by the time I had my coat on and was ready to go out the heavens had opened so I decided a mornings stitching was a better idea. Now much as I have enjoyed stitching on Queen there has been a niggle with it since I started. That niggle was the white which just did not show up, not only on the photos but even in real life unless you were right on top of it then it was invisible. So I decided to take a chance and do the bottom corner in the same shade as I had done the other perle section in the main body of the chart. I am thrilled with the results and although it will mean frogging the two top corners I know I will end up far more happy with it. Here is what it looks like at the moment.
Now to the lovely chart I saw. Ahhhhh it is going to cost £12.75 rather a lot for a chart I thought. Aparently this is because it is actually for two charts but that is like making me pay for a chart I do not want and will not use. I am sorry but I sometime think designers take us for a ride. I try to be fair with them but I think they too should be fair with us. Some designers do beautiful complicated designs and charge a fair price but others seem to charge an awful lot for not much and whilst I would have been happy to pay about £8.00 for this chart (which is what most Ink Circles seem to cost) I think nearly £14.00 - with the postage and packaging is ridiculous. lol if there is anyone out there who only wants to buy Second Chances then maybe we could get together and buy this between us. Oh well sorry for having a moan but I really liked that chart and I was rather disappointed.

9 comments:

Sally said...

Lovely to see you back stitching on Queen Helen. I love the look of the bottom lacy bit. Looks like we might be finishing this together after all and that'll be fantastic!

I like the Ink Circles chart too. Thought I might do it for our 25th in a few years.

Karen said...

I like the colour you used at the bottom it pops much more than the white does

Teejay said...

I really like the shade you chose for the bottom corner. I think I mentioned that I had done this piece and my corners were white on pink gingham and they did not show up very well, I also was disappointed about that. See my post at:

http://tajinaz.blogspot.com/2007/09/ufo-and-some-alterations.html

to get a look at it. I left mine the way it is. Good for you for going the extra mile to make sure it is a piece you can be completely satisfied with!

mollycaff said...

Lovely stitching Helen. Such a shame about the Ink Circles chart. I am a big fan of some of their designs (I still do, Cirque des Triangles/Circles) but I'm not so keen on the ones were there are just motifs placed here and there.

Christine said...

The blue corner motif works really well Helen.

Itching To Stitch said...

The new color you're using in the corners is much prettier. Good choice, but sorry you'll have to frog those other two corners ;)

Julie said...

Much prefer the bottom colour on your fabric choice!

Carla said...

The new color you chose for the corner really stands out on your fabric...i like it a lot!

stitcherw said...

Queen is looking lovely, and the change in the bottom color of the lace corner looks wonderful. Sorry you will have to frog the top section back out, but it sounds like you'll be so much happier with it this way every time you see it that it will be worth it.
Sue