Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Help Me Solve the Dilemma

So remember I purchased this pattern to stitch for one of our college kids. Apparently, there were two different color themes for the same pattern. I asked to be sent the one that was shown in the picture, but was sent the other one. It's a beautiful thread color, but I think it's too rich for the pattern, don't you?

I was thinking something more fun and whimsical...but this might be too bright? (where did that little black speck come from?!)

I have this option, it seems about right, but I'm not sure!

This is a snowman by JBW. Can you read what the tummy says? I think it's really obvious, all the way to the bottom line! I might have to chance the last two letters!

These little ornaments are all from the JCS 09 issue! I decided I needed to start stitching some of those cute ornaments!

This one is by PS:

This is by Cherished Stitches. It's supposed to be finished as a needlebook! Not sure why there is a needlebook in an ornament issue! But Whatever! I think it's cute! I changed the shades of green and red, I was tired of the same old Christmas colors! I used Victorian Motto Sampler Threads.

This is called Blessings: stitched on 50 ct. over two. It sure ended up wabby-jawed! I'm going to have to block it to make it square again! Actually, I'm not 100% sure it was square before I started!

Last but not least, this was a freebie from years ago! I've always wanted to stitch it, and finally got around to it this year. It's a little pincushion! Cute, huh?

Thanks for looking!


omashee aka Barb said...

Really great stitching! Cute ornaments. Yeah, I don't understand the needlebook thing either but it's a beautiful design.
Re your dilemma, I'd pick the 2nd one, really vibrant. But you know the receiver, what would they like?

Marion said...

I like the 3rd one, or the 2nd one....both are very nice!
What do you do with all your ornaments??
Also, did you get any nativities for Christmas this year? Inquiring minds want to know! LOL

PaulineD said...

I love the Dinky Dyes thread for that chart, bright but muted?!

Lovely stitching, my eyes can only read 'merry' on the snowman, but I think it might be a combination of my eyes and the angle of the pic and my monitor. But very pretty anyway!

FayeRaye said...

I agree...the first one looks a little rich...would be perfect for another project...The thirs (DD) looks right on!~ Go for it!~ Faye

Teresa said...

I like the first and third color choices

stitchinfiend said...

I like the Dinky Di one - the 3rd one. Just love the snowmen so cute.

Shelleen said...

I liked your first pick for thread. Cute ornaments.

Natasha said...

Great starts on the ornaments! I really like the third floss color :)

Take Care

Carolyn NC said...

Great stitching! I like the more colorful threads for your pattern.

Pike said...

Like your ornies, cute!
I'd choose #2 or #3