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23 August 2010

WIP photos

This is my progress on the ring pillow and my new WIP.

Both sides of the ring pillow. HTB's name is covered, just to add a bit of mystery to him, LOL. I will admit, as the day looms closer, I am worried about saying his middle name. It's one of those names that sounds very elegant coming out of people's mouths who do not have an accent, but I am not one of those people. When his full name falls out of my mouth, affected by my Pennsylvania/Kentucky/Maryland country accent, it sounds funny and I always start laughing. He shakes his head and starts laughing. We're a bit . . . special.

It was a PITA to get everything spaced out on here. I did decide to have the wording appear in a line, not around a corner on the finished piece, so had to space that out right. It ended up working out that if I spaced one side 8 stitches out from the stitched line and then counted down 2 from the top for the capital letters, it meant that the other side ended up being 7 stitches from the side, but that the top ended up being 2 squares down, so it works out. Clear as mud, right? In general, the back was a PITA. Yes, I wrote on my fabric with an pen. How else was I supposed to mark out that I had put in 50 stitches? No one will see it. I think this is my last great foray into monochrome stitching for a while. I'm over Morning Glory GAST. Over it.





Hoppy Halloween start, stitched with DMC satin floss and regular DMC. The Satin floss is tricky to deal with. Not exactly springy and evil, but it ain't like the cotton stuff.


It's nothing to write home about yet, but it will be very cute. And it's going pretty fast. I worked on it just a little yesterday at work, and it's moving right along.

7 comments:

Bette said...

The front looks lovely. And DF's middle name should make wedding memories for you both.

April Mechelle said...

I love that Ring Bearer Pillow!! Is the colors in the Wedding the same? Looks so beautiful !

Elaine said...

Your pillow is looking gorgeous Rachel.

Vicky said...

The ring cushion is coming along wonderfully, and after work today I am going home to start on my samhain exchange piece :)

Kathy A. said...

Your ring pillow is gorgeous. What a lovely design. It will be beautiful all done!

Carol said...

I love the delicate blue shades of your ring-bearer's pillow, Rachel! It will be just perfect for your wedding...

Blu said...

The front looks lovely. When are you going to take the plunge and assemble it?
As for the name, bah, every wedding needs a good story.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls