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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Crazy January Challenge - Day 5

Today's start is a little chart/fabric kit I bought last fall.  The colours caught my eye and I thought, boy am I going to enjoy stitching this!  I'm glad it was a one day start/finish!

A Little Christmas
c2012 Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on provided fabric with DMC, WDW and GAST

Sadly that wasn't the case, I really didn't enjoy this stitch at all.  I'm pretty sure its the floss colours, the picture on the cover was much more vibrant.  I know that the recommended flosses were overdyed, I used the colours I had on hand and substituted for DMC when I didn't.  I'm not sure if that's what made the difference, why I didn't like it.  I think at some point I'll finish this as a little pillow and gift it to someone.

Alas, my holidays are over and I'm up early back to work, and back to the gym tomorrow!

29 comments:

Barb said...

It is a cute ornament! I some times have trouble with colors too. I just did half a large border over because of color problems!Hope you have a good week with going back to work.

Dee said...

For me it's that the colors are too diverse --- you have some that are traditional (the red and green) and some that are modern (aqua and light green).

But, that said, it's still a cute design. Someone will love it.

Gabi said...

that's really a very cute ornament. You start early!
Greetings from Germany

Michelle said...

Such a cute ornament finish, congrats on the one day start/finish! I don't know what the cover picture looked like, but the colours look great to me!

Chris said...

It looks great Dani!

Shebafudge said...

Well I think it looks pretty. Perhaps it will grow on you. Congratulations on the finish!

Ele said...

it's cute! maybe if you play a bit with the fabric used for the finishing you will come to love it
Happy New Year and hope your return to work and gym is not too hard!

Kinley Rose said...

I like it. Perhaps it'll grow on you after finishing.

Kinley Rose said...

I like it. Perhaps it'll grow on you after finishing.

Emma/Itzy said...

It's a sweet stitch, at least you got it done in one day if you don't enjoy it so much - at least it didn't drag out!

Vickie said...

I agree with Emma. Good for you getting back to the gym.

Lesleyanne said...

I think it is a lovely finish and quick too.

Carol said...

Sorry you didn't love the finished result, Dani, but I think it looks very cute! Haven't seen this one before...

Giovanna said...

Well, I think it's very pretty - congrats on the fast finish.

Annette-California said...

When I saw this photo - I love it.
I do like all the colors and I see your darling beads and tiny heart charm. You know because of one of your other posts last year I ordered a Lizzie Kate Christmas chart - Floras McSample's 2012. I may have to order this one too. I really like it. love Annette

Linda said...

Congrats on another finish Dani. I think it is adorable.

Linda

Karoline said...

It's a lovely finish, you've done really well with you challenge starts

♥ Nia said...

Started and finished! Well done :D

Melanie said...

Don't you hate when that happens? It's so deflating. I had that same issue with a L*K small not too long ago. I used *some* overdyed and some DMC and, wow, the DMC options given DID NOT match the overdyes at all. I guess you have to stick with one or the other. :(

Susan said...

Sorry you didn't enjoy the stitching. It is a cute ornament!

Brigitte said...

Sorry that you didn't like stitching this one. But the result is so sweet anyway. Sometimes it's just the colour combo that doesn't loook like we expected it, or it's that the photo on the pattern looks so very different.

Julie said...

Hope your return o work went smoothly. Nice finish, I like it.

Andrea said...

Sorry you didn't like the end result. It's a lovely finish, I love the colours.

geeky Heather said...

I do hate it when that happens. Michael always tries to tell me it still looks good, but I usually can't get over it. But to put myself in his place, as someone who hasn't seen the chart pic, I think it's beautiful.

Faith... said...

I think it looks great! Congrats on another great finish.

Sonda said...

Looks lovely! It is rather disappointing when the colors don't quite match up with expectations, though.

cl said...

I'm sorry you didn't use the recommended colors. I stitched this last year and framed it as suggested. I generally like vibrant colors but this was beautiful. The colors are subtle and really lovely.

Suzanne said...

Very nice finish and super early for Christmas.

Lynn said...

This turned out lovely Dani! I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy stitching it. I have this one somewhere in my stash and will have to look at it more closely.