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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Long Weekend Stitching, and Fabric Opinions Please!

Its the May 2-4 weekend as we Canadians call it, technically its Victoria Day Weekend, for some strange reason we get a long weekend to celebrate Queen Victoria's Birthday.  She's been dead a very long time now, but I'm not going to knock it!

So first I'm going to ask for your opinion, a good, long time TKD buddy of mine is getting married at the end of July and I finally got the wedding invite.  So its time to buckle down and stitch his wedding gift.  I've settled on Bent Creek's Wedding Row.  I really want to work from what stash I have so I've narrowed down my fabric choice to two, both from the Wichelt hand dyed Joblean line.  Let me know which you think looks better.

Dried Thyme - This is the one I'm leaning towards


Sandcastle


Not A Creature Was Stirring... JCS 2008 Ornament Issue

First up on the stitching agenda for the weekend is my ornament for the Month of May.  I'm working on this cute little guy.

I'm also hoping to finish off 1/4 of Celestial Dragon, I won't be stitching every single moment this weekend as I've got some things to do and go to but we'll see how far I get.

36 comments:

Bonnie Brown said...

I agree, I like Dried Thyme...but I do think both would work. Can't wait to see this... so cute!
Good luck on CD this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Your choice will look lovely. I am looking for a wedding one to do for my granddaughter and might consider doing this one as well.
Judie

Missy Ann said...

Dried Thyme. I stitched this one last year for a cousin, it works up so quick. I still want to stitch it again for myself & the husband.

Barbi said...

Both fabrics are lovely, but I think that the floss pops more on Dried Thyme.
I love this design, and would love to stitch it for myself one day.

Jeanne said...

I like the Dried Thyme - think the white floss shows up more. It's hard to tell from photos and monitors. Have a great stitchy weekend!

Lesleyanne said...

Have a lovely weekend. My vote would be for Dried Thyme.

Erin said...

Another vote for the Dried Thyme - on my monitor at least, the 3865 shows up better. And that is a very cute chart, too!

Cath said...

LOL , I agree with Barbi , the floss pops more on the Dried Thyme , but either would look great. Can't wait to see it finished.

Blu said...

Dried Thyme.

Celestial Dragon looks amazing! And your new start is very cute.

riona said...

It does seem to be a strong trend: dried thyme. Enjoy your four day weekend. We Yanks get ours next weekend: Memorial Day Weekend. The Celestial Dragon look wonderful.

Lisa Clarke said...

I like the dried thyme, as well. My hubby (and 3 of the kids) are Canadian and he says it's the weekend to grab a 2-4! We live in the states in a border town, so everyone in Ontario is in our town right now. Have a great weekend!!

SueFitz said...

Love your work



http://suefitz-fitzsstithing.blogspot.com/2010/05/saturday-stitching-blog-hop-1.html

Jules said...

Dryed Thyme.

Love your progress on Celestial Dragon!!

valerie said...

I agree with the consensus too...the white seems to pop better on the Dried Thyme. I love this design...look forward to seeing progress pics. Hope you have a wonderful long weekend and that you get lots of stitchy time in...

Karen said...

I agree with everyone else.. Dried Thyme. :) Celestial Dragon is looking fabulous!

CritterLady62 said...

I like the Dried Thyme for the wedding piece. I love the Celestial dragon. Have fun this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Dried Thyme one is good.
Have a great weekend
Clare

Daffycat said...

Your instincts are excellent! I vote dried thyme too.

I hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

Lana said...

Dried thyme gets my vote! And CD looks amazing! You have crazy fast needles!

Annie said...

Dried thyme gets my vote too. But on my monitor, it's almost a toss-up.

The dragon is really looking great!

Lynn said...

I vote for Dried Thyme too. The colours just seem to pop more on it.
Hope you enjoy your stitchy weekend. It's my last before I return to work Tuesday. Sigh!!

Donna said...

I love the dried thyme. I have worked with that and it is beautiful. But all of your stitching is beautiful!

Myra said...

I like the dried thyme too Dani. Isn't that a fabulous name for linen? CD is going to be just gorgeous!

Mel said...

Celestial Dragon is looking awesome!
(funny I just read on someone else's blog about why we celebrate Victoria Day, shh don't tell anyone or they'll take it away!) :)

Erna said...

Dried Thyme for me and I love the Dragon.Enjoy your Sunday hope it's just as sunny as here in Holland
Hugs
Erna

Kathy A. said...

Well - duh - Dried Thyme.
CD is looking so good!!!! Enjoy the May 2-4 weekend hon.

Christine said...

How odd, we don't have a public holiday for QV's birthday here, we don't even have one for QEII's (official or unofficial)

I think the top fabric looks best with the threads, the blue doesn't seem to quite sit right on the other one

Carol said...

Another vote for the Dried Thyme, Dani... Your friend will just love your special wedding gift :)

Bette said...

Both are beautiful and either fabric choice will be lovely. I'm going to go against the rest though and say I like Sand Castle the best. I think the white will stand out better on it. And I Love the progress you've made on CD.

Alice said...

I like the look of dried thyme too.

Julie said...

If you haven't already made your decision, I'd go with the first one too, but I'd want to try some test stitches to see if the white stands out enough. There isn't much white in the pattern so you should be good.

stitcherw said...

CD is looking wonderful, and I like Deco as well. Didn't see where you'd made your choice on fabric yet, I'd lean towards the Dried Thyme too, but it will look wonderful on either I'm sure.
Sue

mbroider said...

Both will look good!! Now, i cannot wait to see this project, LOL. I think Dried Thyme is winning hands down from what i see in the comments.

CD is looking so wonderful...

Julie said...

Voting for the top fabric, a lovely design for your friends wedding

CD is growing, the colours in this are spectacular

K-G Knitter said...

I'm voting for Dried Thyme, although either fabric will be lovely.

Suzanne said...

I agree with the dried thyme colour as well. This is a beautiful chart to stitch as wedding gift. Your stitching looks great.