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Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Way class: Day 2

The second day of the My Way class continued in the same vein as the first. We worked through color choices of the next two blocks. Luckily, we're in a conference room in the same plaza/mall as the LNS. When a stitcher found she just didn't have a thread that would work in a given place, she could scoot over to the shop to try to find something. Since the LNS owner was in the class with us, she just asked that everyone keep track of what they had pulled from the shop and pay for it later.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, my first order of the day was to fix my waffle stitch in Block A. Here's what I came up with, and it works much better.Block B started with a bit of a debate: do I use the burgundy family for the crescents and turquoise behind it, or vice versa? Part of what plays into this decision is the yet-unstitched Bargello that goes in the corners. The Bargello uses the same color family as the background, and since I really don't have a wonderful continuous range of values in the burgundy, I decided to keep the turquoise as the background (not stitched) and the trellis around it.
In Block C, I was finally able to use a bit more of the blue-gray-green border colors (although some of these will go into each of the other squares eventually). I'm very pleased with the one finished leg of the cross.
Unfortunately, I'm staying home from class today since I'm not feeling well. I do plan on continuing to stitch in between naps. I'm going to move on to Block D and E, because I really want a bit of reassurance that this whole thing is going to be balanced before I spend too much time finishing the blocks that I've already started.

7 comments:

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

WWWWOOOOWWW!

Susan said...

Love the way this is looking!

Elmsley Rose said...

Block B is my fav!

Yeah - I've never seen much in continuous shades of burdundy - and it's my favourite colour!

Joan said...

I think this is going to turn out beautiful. Nice job so far, i'm liking your color choices.

Joanie R.

Karoline said...

It's looking gorgeous, I hope you're feeling better

Cyn said...

Hi Jeanne,

Very pretty and it looks great so far. :-)

Hope you feel better soon!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

jcayemberg said...

I think your color choices are both lovely and coherent. I also want to say a big thank you...I am a regular reader of yours, draw much inspiration from your beautiful work and...you get me into a lot of trouble. :-) Remember Gay Ann Rogers sale...I also got the Almost Whitework sampler and several others. I also appreciate the heads up on the cyperpointers chapter! Feel better, Blessings, Julie