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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cinders - plodding away

I'm slowly plodding away on Cinders. I don't know why, but I've been procrastinating when it comes to stitching on this. There really isn't that much left to be done, but it was 9:30 last night before I got to it, and then I only added the handle to the coal scuttle (a.k.a. "the bucket).

I think part of my hesitation is that I'm not really satisfied with some of the patterns/colors I've used, and I don't know how adding new patterns/colors will alter the piece. I know I should just try something, but I end up putting it on my lap stand and staring at it in dissatisfaction.

I restitched the vest. I had originally tried it in a light yellow, but it just didn't show up enough. I've now tried a medium green from the wall, and I'm debating if it's still too light.

I've added a bit more to the hair, but I have to be in a "random mood" to stitch the hair, or I over-analyze it to death! Sometimes my engineer's brain is not helpful when it comes to stuff like this.

These are all the thoughts and feelings that go through my mind when I pick up this piece. It's just not fun for me right now, but I really do want to finish it, just so I won't have to deal with my frustrations on it any more!


Love to Stitch 99 said...

I agree with you, I think the vest is a bit light and does not stand out much.

Otherwise, it is looking pretty good to me.

I love this design and wish I could stitch it. Marion has some wonderful and fun designs.

Looking forward to seeing your piece completed.

Pierrette =^..^=

even-star said...

I think this is just beautiful!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful work on Cinders. One stitch at a time.

Cyn said...

Hi Jeanne,

At least you stitched the bucket handle. Progress is progress, even though sometimes it doesn't feel like much! LOL

Hmmm... How about if you decide that this was a learning piece and that it doesn't need to be perfect. That's what I do sometimes when I get frustrated when a project is being "difficult". Note the project is being difficult, not me! :-)

The vest is still showing up light on my monitor but if it looks okay in person I would probably just leave it. I think what's catching my eye is it's showing up yellow but not the same yellow family as in the broom or in her hair. It's looking "off" on my monitor. Is there another shade of green between the color used for the wall and the color of the vest? That might work. Of course you can see it much better than we can on our screens so if it's close, I would probably leave it, finish the piece and move on. :-)

Windy Meadow