Sunday, 14 April 2013


I really do feel a complete failure today!

Firstly a big Thank You to those of you that left me a comment on my last post relating to my question of the colour of snow!  I really did appreciate you taking the time and it was so surprising at how different each of us regard how snow should look.
The overall winner seemed to be B5200 so why am I feeling so miserable now?
I've tried the B5200 and it's just tooooo white and stark against the other colours used, I've tried the Blanc/White and it just gives the look of grey snow so I've stitched, unpicked, stitched unpicked, stitched and unpicked (funny how stitching an area is so much quicker than unpicking it!) and finally gave in and used the suggested 3865.  I had heard from HAED last week and was firmly told that this was the correct colour and was even sent pictures of someone else's progress of this design and blow me if it didn't look a lovely shade of white! 

This is my progress so far . . . 

The camera has lightened this picture considerably but believe me the snow is still cream! (the top of the Bell Tower is unstitched!) To top it all, the hassle of keep unpicking areas I felt had spoilt the fabric in those areas so I gently washed it to revive it and Hey Presto ~ the fabric's shrunk ~ not too bad but the 3" extra fabby around the design has reduced a fair bit!

I don't know why it isn't doing it for me but I do feel that the stitching should portray the picture shown to promote it and this in no way does?
So it's official ~ after 4 weeks work ~ I give in, feel totally fed up with it and I am a FAILURE.

Good job my dear friend Barb sent me another surprise package this week, I say surprise but I keep forgetting to tell Barb my surname so the packages arrive addressed to Jane, Tilly and Oscar ~ a complete giveaway but does make me laugh!

Lots of bunny goodness 

A pretty embossed card, a gorgeous felted heart with bunny button

but just look at this for cuteness, oh I just love it, Barb has added pretty beads down each side which match the thread colours perfectly

and even the back of the cushion has a bunny

I am so so lucky to have Barb as a friend ~ I've told her I now have a 'Barb Shelf' so all her gorgeous stitched goodies can be displayed together ~ thank you Barb, you know how much it means at the moment xxx

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