So, here it is in its almost final glory. I say 'almost' as these designs are meant to have novelty buttons attached to them, but as I've been selling them complete with the buttons and two out of the four really didn't appeal to me anyway, I decided to explore the 'Button Lady's Ooh-Aah Stand' at the Knitting and Stitching Show in a few weeks' time! I'm sure I'll find something there that will do and there's really only one of the designs that needs the buttons and that's the 'Spring' one that had the greenery and pot stitched, but the flowers to add. We'll see what I can find.
In the meantime, 'Autumn' is already in the working frame and should be done fairly soon. Then this series will be done and ready for framing all in one go.=)
As you can see, I changed the colours for the lettering at the bottom from red, white and blue to two shades of green and a red. I wanted to use GAST 'Royal Purple' for the lettering itself, but had to admit that red balanced the whole piece much better than the dark purple would have done.
It isn't really for anyone or anything, it's just that I want to finish it. I've put in all this work so far and I want to see it completed. It'll just go in my portfolio with the rest of my C&G samples.
I have dumped two projects in the past that I changed my mind about, but I don't hold with having UFOs. I don't like half-read books either and finished off quite a number that got started and then neglected over the past 2 or 3 years. Feels good!=)
Although it isn't mounted/stretched yet, I pressed the sampler today and took some photos, so look out for those over the next day or two and some progress shots (I hope!) on the feather next week.
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013