With three done, I am going to start putting them up on the wall soon and just keep adding to it. I had finished this sampler but decided to add Dagi name to the bottom. His name is Adagio and we call him Dagi for short. I needed a good frame for it which I found about a month after I finished it but did not frame it until this week. Here creeps in that discouraged feeling again. I loved this sampler so it should have been framed right away along with this one I did.
Anyway, what discouraged me you ask? It was this little design (photo below). I did not like it. I used overdyed threads I had in stash and went with softer colors than this design called Rosie had recommended. But it is just so different and I ended up hating it and put it aside. I had it almost finished too. I was disheartened and did not pick the samplers up again for months.
Fresh eyes can help as I opened the booklet from The Goode Housewife again this week to find this staring me in the face. I filled in the last fews areas thinking it was not all as bad as I thought. But Rosie will have to be called Bunny Honey now after a name of one of the threads I used. To fit Bunny Honey well in her frame, I added a piece of well matched quilt fabric to the bottom. Nice new girlfriend for Dagi. *grins*
The Gentle Arts - Brandy
Crescent Colours - Bunny Honey, Chocolate Cream Pie, Copper Penny and Whatley Woodlands
So time to flip through the book and pick out another sampler. This time I am making Chester. Since I once again will change the colors to be the color of Dagi himself, I will be calling this Dagi instead of Chester of course.
I tea dyed a piece of fabric and pulled my colors. Just look at this gorgeous pattern!!! Wonder if you would notice if I just framed the pattern and hung it instead? Yeah...you would, wouldn't you so I guess I had better start stitching.