The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Project

After much indecision I finally got my feeble mind to decide my next cross stitch project. I have spent a lot of time on The Scarlett Letter's Rebecca Robinson. It seems that every time I started to work on it, I found something else to do(all my little Easter squares!) I finally admitted to myself that I just didn't like the colors that she chose. I had sacrificed a huge piece of linen to this project , plus the SBA kept saying how much he liked it. One day I just admitted to myself that I was not enjoying this!!!!!! I think I learned a great lesson. Even when you do a reproduction, YOU have to like the colors. I'm not saying that applies to everyone. Some folks can do a reproduction and stick to it for the historic integrity-that's not me I guess! Well, I got an OOP Sheepish Designs on Ebay and I'm loving it. It's called " From Every Mountainside." I'm seriously thinking of doing a wall of patriotic projects because I'm drawn to them. I also have Sheepish Designs ,"Betsy" that I want to do. So I'm finally off that stuck place and happily stitching away. I remember Edgar's advice( at Blacksheep's Bit Of the Web") this is a hobby, you have to enjoy what you are doing!! Thanks Edgar for the reminder!

I'm being very careful with the colors and changing any that I don't like.

I used a dark Navy for the first border and a soft gold for the second. The linen is antique white.For some reason , there are lots of shadows.



This is a very interesting read. I guess you could say it's the Civil War from the perspective of the women. I like her quilting stories best when they have a historic component.
Well, thanks for taking a look and I wish you all a great week ahead. We are still very cold and wintery!!!! The SBA just said, " Hey, it's snowing!" My flowers are just sitting and waiting for some sun and warmth!

5 comments:

  1. I am going to enjoy watching you stitch this one, Barb! This is the first time I have seen the picture and it is very pretty!

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  2. I totally agree, Barb--if I don't like the colors, it is just too hard to stitch a piece! Lovely start on a lovely chart!!

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  3. I love the new start! I totally understand the not enjoying what you are stitching on thing. It may change in a couple of months :)

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  4. great new project! can't wait to see the progress!

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  5. I agree, this is hobby and something you should love every minute of. The new project is great. Can't wait to watch your progress. Blessings!

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