Saturday, October 30, 2010

No going back now...

At least not in the stitching. Dated pattern, dated colors...a little scary? After all this is a 1989 pattern. Can you believe that? I remember stitching this twice for gifts and always wanting to have it for myself, so the stitching began. A little into it, I was doubting the colors...can you remember when DMC 927 was so popular? Although questioning the colors, I had gone too far to turn back...yet, changing DMC 407 to muted greens (middle alphabet) was a good choice along with "tweaking" the border flowers. All this in little under a week! Just think, going back to an old favorite brought back the pleasure of stitching!!
Do you have an old favorite?

7 comments:

Lee said...

I think your "tweaks" are right on!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

I love those old patterns and the tweaking is working. Looking lovely.
~Nan

Barbara said...

Great tweaks!

I have a favorite that I've stitched for others but really wanted for myself ... still hoping to make it for our home one of these days!!

kcjewel said...

Yeah I do... YOU!!! LOL : )

Andrea said...

Ooohhh, I like it! Your tweaks are right on!
Happy to hear this project brought the fun back for you!
There is one thing I stitched back in the early 90's that I plan on doing again someday...some patterns are timeless :)
Yours is lovely...what's the name of it?
xoxo

Dora said...

The colors are beautiful!

Sharyn said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandgirl, Joy! Your piece is probably finished by now. Looks fabulous!

Sharyn :-)