I finished the filling in of roses on Briar Rose. All I have left to do it put in a few yellow centers and it is done!!! Yeah!! This was a hard stitch. Too repetitive of a design. Hard to see thread. Charts that could have been better. But I'm nearly done. Whew.
I got the Sue Spargo kit yesterday. This is what a forty dollar kit looks like.
It is butt ugly. Now this is the challenge: how to make an ugly kit into something I like and that I think is beautiful or at least cute. I respond to color and music. So the first job, since music is not involved, is to see what colors I can live with. I went to the nice fabric store after Pilates and chose four new colors of wool felt.
I have some leftover wool scraps from the flowered mat I made last year. I haven't gone digging for those yet. Then there is the pattern of a bird.
I don't like the shape of the bird at all. Not the head, not the tummy, not the tail, not the feet. So I am going to reshape him (or her) a bit. I don't like the plaid material at all. Maybe I can replace that with some from my stash.
There are no directions - at all. Do we sew something together before class? If so, what size seam allowance to we use? I am assuming that the class time will be spent adding embellishments in the form of thread, beads and stitches. Do I just wait and hope that I will like it after the embellishments are added? Not a chance. I guess you could say that I am going to "Amyize" it. There are no flowers on it. I'll have to put some on. That will "Amyize" it for sure.