Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Introducing Marianne


I am so sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I keep thinking about it but decided to wait until I get a little bit more done on Marianne first so I will have a good picture for show and tell!

Here is a picture of Marianne. Not much, I know. It seemed like every time I sat down to stitch on her, I would think of something I needed to jump up and take care of! I always hate when this happens. When I sit down to stitch, I want to stay planted in my chair. Other than changing out the fabric I originally chose, I also switched out hoops to use. The one I bought especially for this project was just way too large and I could hardly move around the bigness of it to do my work. So out came my trusty wooden hoop which I seem to prefer most of the time anyway.

My conversion colors were picked for the original fabric I chose and now I am finding that some of them just don't work with this fabric so I am going through threads and switching out some as I go. No real order or planning. Just choosing what I think will look good. The dusky pink I chose (on the crown) seems to cast an orange tint on this fabric so I doubt I use it again. I can see one great big mistake already in Marianne but I am not going to start frogging it all because I would have to totally start over. No thanks. I asked DH if he could see the mistake (without telling him what it was) and he couldn't so I will let it be. Can you see it? One hint - it isn't in the stitching.

I think I learned my lesson on conversions after losing my list for This is the Day. I pulled out an old but unused diary (of sorts) to make into my Conversion Book. From now on when I change colors on a piece, which I am notorious for doing, I will write down all the changes in this book to have for future reference in case the piece lands in my WIP pile. To keep the book safe, it will stay in a drawer with my fabrics.

I revamped my list of pieces to stitch this year with the main ones I want to do taking the top spots. Holy threads and needles, Batman! There are some time consuming pieces on this list!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I always enjoy your visits and comments.

15 comments:

BeckySC said...

I am loving it so far, Sheery! the colors are awesome!!
((hugs))

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Looking good..love the vibrancy of those colors!!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

mainely stitching said...

What a pretty project!!

I have also converted colors, only to lose the key. What an awful feeling!

Jan said...

Sherry dear, so sorry I missed your last post! I do want to say, I am loving your color combination on This Is The Day. Will enjoy seeing that one progress more. I tried clicking on it to see a larger pic, but it didn't work for me. Wish I could see it closer, guess I could just come and visit, huh? :0)

Your Marianne is coming along, I think the colors are really going well together! Yay for you and no I do not see a mistake, so I say just keep on with your stitching!

lynda said...

You've made a good start on Marianne. I love the colors you chose.

Nicole said...

Great start on Marianne! Love your color changes! :)

Raven/Missy said...

Marianne looks wonderful! I love the colors you chose.

Keeping your conversions in a notebook is a great idea. That way you'll have them when needed. :)

CalamityJr said...

I love the colors in the photo! Don't be so hard of yourself.

Margaret said...

It looks so pretty so far, Sherry! Love the colors! I like your idea of keeping a book to keep track of your conversions. Smart! I know that feeling when you just can't get much stitching done since you keep having to go off to do something. I hate that!

Littlebit said...

Your Marianne is so pretty! I am SO not good a converting colors.

Carolyn NC said...

Great start!

Brigitte said...

I don't know what the original colours of this piece look like but your conversion colours are all so bright and strong. I love them.

Deb said...

Marianne is looking great so far. That's a great idea to use a diary to write your conversions down. I started doing the same when I lost a piece of paper that I wrong a conversion down on. Luckily I had a copy in an email, but I learned my lesson!!

Carolyn said...

Sherry, thank you for your visit and your sweet words! They made my day. :)

I LOVE how Marianne is coming along, and I love the idea of your conversion diary. What a time saver for later use. Great idea! I look forward to seeing this one come to life! HUGS!

Siobhan said...

Nice progress, Sherry! I love the colors that you've chosen. Nice idea for the journal, too. I type notes into my iPhone but then forget under which application I put them. (insert eye roll here) I'll have to try the journal idea. I have a few stitching journals but don't keep up with them, either. LOL