Beatrix Potter is all done but the shouting... errrr... initials (and some beading)--
This little corner came in last --
I've decided to turn this into an honorarium for the ladies of my family tree so I spent one evening with my family tree software collecting initials, one evening with graph paper testing alphabets, and finally another evening putting all the initials unto my working copy of the pattern. As it stands I'm able to get my mom, my grandmothers, my aunts, and my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 9th generation great grandmothers (well, at least the ones I have knowledge of). Now the big question is whether the initials ought to be in one color or multiple colors -- at the moment I'm leaning to putting them in in the varied colors I've been stitching the piece with. Thoughts? Opinions?
And to follow up the joy of the last motif, I even finished my Tudor rose ornie--
I volunteered at the shop this weekend to mixed results. We had a series of grumpy customers. I'm willing to accept people's moods and confusions, but sometimes you can tell it's all a front. We had a person come it to pick up a finished piece who started the conversation with she was "here to see" her piece and that she'd never even been called with a quote on the finishing costs. Well, finishing for her particular type of item is pretty much always the same. It was, of course, far too much for her, and maybe this wasn't right, and that was off, and maybe it was too dressy, or maybe it was not dressy enough. Oh dear Lord save me from people posturing for discounts..... especially when they are wearing several large diamond rings, designers duds, and spend more having their hair done than I spend on food in a month.
Aside from the troublesome types, I made progress on Ladies Day --
I thought I'd never finish the grey robe! the bulk of it is Waterlilies, and there's a highlight stitch of a gunmetal Kreinik. I do have to go back in and couch in a line around the sleeve to delineate it from the body of the robe, but that can wait until I enjoy a little purple stitching on The LAST lady! hee heee
I also got to check out the recently back from the finisher penguin from Sew Much Fun. The shop's teacher did it. I'd like to do it, but it bugs me. Because of all the color on it's front it doesn't look very penguin-ish to me. What do you think?
I wonder if I lightened up the bands on the stomach if it would work. Whatcha think?
Go have yourself a beautiful day!