Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Week Without A Wentzler Wednesday

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. And I am not entirely surprised that it did happen sooner rather than later. I bailed on my Wentzler BAP in favor of my Homespun Elegance Crazy January Challenge piece, Witches Stitch, Too! The appeal of my Crazy January Challenge is that all these projects were selected because they have been calling my name for a very long time ... they are all pieces that have fired my imagination for one reason or another.

I busily stitched on this piece Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, whenever the opportunity opened. It was just plain fun. The fact that there are so many small motifs offered me the instant gratification of getting a complete graphic every hour or so. I also changed things up a bit to make this pieces more of an homage to The Stitcher which I completed earlier this month. By eliminating the red-violet zig-zags and replacing them with buttons and a miniature skein of floss, I now have a very nice companion piece to the original. I love the antique rust colored button with the "braided" edge effect. I am thinking I may need to add one or two more small mother-of-pearl buttons in soft shades of taupe, rust or brown. There still seem to be a few empty spaces.

Granted I spent most of the week on the project above but somehow, Good Friday seemed to call for a less frivolous project ... so I started a Spring PS piece on spec ... I have finally joined Hooked on Exchanging and the first exchange I will be participating in is a PS season exchange. I have no clue what season I'll be assigned but I can always make this up for myself if I am assigned Summer, Fall or Winter. I won't be showing a photo since this may end up being part of an exchange but I will say I am pleased with the little piece. I'll also be stitching a Winter and Fall piece ... all three are charts from those PS promotional cards and are very similar in format. Now if I could just find a summer card, I could make a floss tag set for all four seasons.


Deborah said...

Love the addition of the buttons. Very nice piece.

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the finish. It looks really cute. I'm a big TW fan, but I don't have anything in progress by her yet. (Notice I said yet, lol. I have The Castle and I'm itching to start it.) Hope you had a good Easter today!!

Carol said...

What a cute finish, Riona! Very nice work :)