Tuesday, November 10, 2009

LRC Part 2

I have decided to follow Gail Doane's sweet little design for the embroidery on the coat. Frankly, I am just not feeling really creative right now but do want to get this done. Handwork is easy to do right now and it is great to know that there are such wonderful resources available if you are just not in the mood.

Here is my dilemma. My jacket is red. Gail's is white. The little white wool heart on the left has been needle felted into the cashmere. It adds thickness but not in a problematic way. The green chain stitches fill in the raised edge which is kind of neat. The red heart on the right would be stitched directly on the coat. It adds no bulk and there is no change in drape. It doesn't have the contrast. the sample is definitely larger than I would use. I would use the size of the little white heart. I also am having an issue with the color of the bullion rose on the red heart. Still in a dilemma on that one. Maybe a white bullion rose?  There will be a line of the tiny buttons below the hearts and black running stitches connecting them.  So please chime in and vote for the heart you think would look best. Your critical imput here is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. Also, the point of my samples was to check color and "look" not accurate fine stitching. I'll save that for the solution.
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Thank you, all of you, for your wonderful well wishes, prayers, and sentiments. I am definitely on the mend and walked to the end of our long drive today. I am quite fatiqued, not normal for me. But every day is a better day so I am not going to dwell on this and know that this will end soon. Again, you are all so appreciated and each so special......Bunny

19 comments:

  1. I like the white one best. So cute.

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  2. I like the red one with a white bullion rose. Your handwork amazes me!

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  3. I like the white sample the best - worked in the colors you've already chosen for the sample. Otherwise, the hearts won't stand out. The other thing you could do if you wanted to work the hearts directly without the needle felting is to do the chainstitch outline in white, the running stitch in green and the bullion roses in white/pink or yellow.

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  4. Bunny, they are both so sweet that I don't think you can go wrong. I always side with the monochromatic in a case like that so I'm partial to the red. I like the idea of the white bullion rose. Deep violet or royal blue may work also...

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  5. The white. Definitely. That's so cute on that red coat!

    Good to hear you are feeling a bit better.

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  6. The white heart looks very sharp. I also like the raised effect. That is the one I would choose. You are very talented.

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  7. I like the white too. How does it look over the dress? Will it be too much? Glad to hear you are recovering so well. I am sure it is perfectly normal to take a while to get over the surgery - especially for such an active person as yourself.

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  8. I vote for the white. I think the contrast is stunning and the colors lovely. What a beautiful jacket!

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  9. I think white chain stitching and a pink/yellow flower. The contrasting stitching will make the hearts pop without looking spotty from far away. (There are a lot of those hearts along the hem of the coat.)

    This looks like fun!

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  10. they both look cute and it would depend on how you want the finished look to appear. the white stands out better while the red blends in. i prefer the contrast and love the whiite one. needle felting it on sounds like a lot of trouble. why not just use the running stitch to attach it or the cute chain stitch or a little blanket stitch? it will look lovely which ever way you choose. i look forward too the result.

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  11. I like the white heart. Plus, needle felting is such fun. Feel better every day.

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  12. Bunny, I'm glad the surgery went well. Please take care of yourself.

    I like the contrast of the white heart best.

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  13. I prefer the white heart, too but it might be too much with the jacket worn over the black and white dress.

    I think the red one would look fine with white chain stitching around it (or royal blue) and white bullion roses.

    But really, you just can't go wrong with either of these. Very cute!

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  14. I like them both! And I am happy that you are feeling better.

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  15. They are both very cute. How much contrast would you like on the jacket? That would suggest one or the other.
    I am glad you are feeling better.

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  16. Well, here's my 2 cents worth. While I like the white heart, I am afraid that it might be too much contrast when worn with the dress. So I'd go for the red. Or you could eliminate the hearts all together and just use the colored buttons with the running stitch.
    Whatever you decide, I know it will be special.

    Glad you are recovering nicely. But take it easy.
    Cissie

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  17. I vote for the red hearts. Either one is cute cute cute!

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  18. Hmmmm.
    Not to complicate matters, but how about the hearts in black? I'm thinking the red and green looks too Christmasy. Then again, maybe you want it to look Christmasy?

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