Monday, November 19, 2012

A Bunch of Small Weekend Finishes

Here is my Dragon Dreams' 2011 Compassion Dragon.  As noted in an earlier post I have tweaked this chart in order to please my three and a half year old granddaughter who thinks pink.  I changed two of the  red cotton flosses in the body of the dragon to pink and will be changing the gold horns and the maroon horns and tail "spade" to a Kreinik #4 braid in pink-gold.   As I stitched this, I was reminded that pink has never been one of the colorways I enjoyed.  But one does what one must for beloved grandchildren.  Now, I just have to find a nice fabric and some pretty trim to turn this little dragon into a glitzy little gift tote suitable for my little Princess of Pinkness.

Actually, to say I detest pink is something of an understatement.  It stems from my mother's practice of dressing me, a brunette, in pink and red and dressing my younger and blonde sister in the blues and greens I preferred.  It was a 1950s fashion dictum for children, apparently, and no matter how I pleaded, I was never allowed to dress in the wrong color.  Needless to say, once I got my first job at 16 and started buying my own clothes I never bought another pink or red item again.  I do have a few red gifts in my closet but I have never spent a penny on such items.  The closest I have come is purchasing some dusty rose or maroon [both with strong blue undertones] short sleeved sweaters.  Amazing, isn't it, how I can hold a grudge against an innocent color for more than 50 years?  Or maybe not so amazing when you consider my Irish and Sicilian heritage.

Next up is Thea Dueck [Victoria Samplers] Cardinal's Song Christmas Ornament.  Again, I used whatever stray flosses I had in my scrap bag and some more of the Meditation linen [it was a long narrow scrap]. Obviously, this will be finished as a Christmas ornament.

And finally, Michael Sayetta's Edwardian Elegance.  As with the Christmas ornament, I used the last of the Meditation linen and some Mill Hill beads, and Threadworx and Needle Necessities floss left over from other projects.    I am thinking of finishing this as a tiny pin pillow.


pam said...

what a productive weekend!

Vickie said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! As you may have noticed, I do NOT dislike pink. In fact I wish someone would call me Princess of Pinkness!! ;)

Linda said...

Congrats on the finihes. I love the pink dragon.


Angela Cruz-garcia said...

The dragon is very cute even if she is pink. lol

Beautiful ornaments.

Karen said...

I hear ya on the PINK! My mother STILL thinks all 3 of us LIKE pink, when all 3 of us (the oldest being 60, so I think old enough to decide for herself) like JEWEL TONES :) ANd I think we all buy her soemthing NOT PINK for Christmas every year, just because :) But I do love the Dragon, even in his new scales :) The Princess will treasure him (her?)!

Your other finishes are wonderful, too! You clearly get more done in a weekend than I do :)

rosey175 said...

The Christmas ornament is quite beautiful! I'm not sure why, but I first thought it was a little pineapple and was puzzled why a pineapple would be singing! Maybe I woke up too early this morning. :)

I'm not overly fond of pink myself. I like cool colors with the exception of yellow. I don't wear much yellow, but I love yellow items. But Princesses of Pinkness are allowed as long as I can be a Princess of Her Royal Blueness, haha.

The dragon alterations look great and I'm sure your granddaughter will just be delighted with the glitzy little finish! :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sweet little ornies, love the dragon. At least he's not Barbie pink!

I feel the same way about green, hated it since I was a child and even now I wear very little of it, preferring berry shades or black. There is no green in my home decor either.

But green seems to be my preferred fabric colour which is very interesting. The RR I'm about to start is green and lilac!

Rachel S-H said...

Love that pink dragon. I am not a fan of pink, but I buy it all the time for the baby. Pink and purple. Those are her colors. Love the finishes.