Thursday, 6 March 2008

Ooop's ......

I got sidetracked lol. Well I honestly did mean to get started on my HAED even if I was not looking forward to it. However before I could start I had to go and put some threads away. Silly me just getting the boxes out to put them in and i dropped them and some more threads came out so it was a bigger job than it should have been - but - and this was where I got sidetracked -
I went to pick a couple of colours up and thought "I like them two together" and well from there I ended up going to see how they would look together for my EMS 2008 Freebie and here is part 1 all finished lol.
The colours that had landed together were 3861 and 778 and I added 452 and 453 for the shading. Best of all though was the 778 was almost the same shade as the Needle Necessities 158 I had wanted to use originally, so I used the 778 on the outside petals of the rose and used the NN one for the centre of the rose giving just a little hint of shading which I like very much. I am really rather pleased with this and think I will like this choice far more than the one I actually have on order for this project. Not to worry I am sure the other will not be wasted as I have a couple of other large projects in the pipeline and I am sure the Organic Strawberry will be ideal for one of those. I am very tempted to carry on with this as part three is now out and it would be nice to get the three parts done before the end of the month however I am really beginning to feel guilty about this HAED project so I think I must make a start on that next - I MUST I MUST I MUST. Though I haven't done this weeks stint on my UFO piece yet lol.

I am popping over to Mums tomorrow and we are going to pick up The Sweetheart Tree "Sparkling Bluebells" from the framers. I had to go to the hospital for an appointment on Tuesday which is one of my normal days for going to Mums and so I visited her on Wednesday instead, unfortunately all the shops in the village close on a Wednesday afternoon and some - like the framers - close all day, so I was unable to get it earlier. I do hope I like it when I get it back, I hate trying to pick things in the shop its so hard trying to imagine what they will all look like when the framing is actually complete.

Happy stitching to one and all.

8 comments:

Rachael said...

Oh the EMS Rose sampler looks lovely with those colours,I have this to do as well but have yet to start it!!

Christine said...

I love your colour choices on the rose sampler Helen

Sally said...

Oooh I love the colours you've chosen for the EMS sampler. It is so pretty.

Mary said...

The colors are beautiful and you have made a great start. Maybe I'll get this one stitched up sometime...

Vonna said...

OH! That is so pretty almost victorian looking..the colors are so soft and muted :)
Can't wait to see what your framed piece looks like...I bet it will be smashing!

Mylene said...

A very good start and lovely colours you have chosen for it.

Julie said...

The EMS looks wonderful, great colours, so subtle and pretty

looking forward to seeing the Sweetheart Tree

Karan said...

Gorgeous colours on the EMS piece Helen - will enjoy watching it grow.
I so love those freaky moments when the Universe lends a helping hand. :0)