Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Night Before: A little more done

Well, since the last post about The Night Before, a design by Anne Stradal of ABS Designs, I have frogged her dress and stitched it in a lighter color, decided to stitch her apron using a metallic white thread with a little bit of silver in it. I thought that she might have decided to wear her prettiest apron since we are on the eve of Christmas. I also stitched some little shoe/slipper using a metallic pink to keep her in style :-)
I have done the lamp base using a gold metallic thread, finished the wallpaper behind her.
I still have to finish the top of her dress as well as the base of her sleeves (cuffs), finish the pine branches on the wall with a red bow, do the lamp shade stumpwork style, do the scarf knitting also stumpwork style, do the basket, the yarn balls and add the knitting needles, and oh yes also need to stitch her hat. I think that is about it.
I was thinking of adding a pearl necklace around her neck. Would that be too much? I have made her dress rather plain so I feel that I need something to make it stand out a little bit. Of course the scarf will cover a part of her apron and dress. I was wondering if I were to add some thread over the dress and create some kind of design. Any ideas, anyone?
Pierrette =^..^=


Odette said...

It is looking good. Love the colours and ideas. i think a little pearl necklace would be a nice touch! After all it is Xmas Eve.


Terry said...

Love the changes you have made perhaps a little bit of tinsel around her cap would make it even more christmas like

Anonymous said...

I'll be interested to see what you do with the rest of her dress. The stumpwork should be a definitely different twist!

NCPat said...

Tiny beads would be cute, and I look forward to seeing the stumpwork basket--possibly felted yarn for balls???

Love to Stitch 99 said...

For some reason, I find it hard to be in the Christmas spirit right now. May have to do with the upcoming elections :-(

Hopefully that will come back to me after November 4th.

Pierrette =^..^=

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

She's looking great so far!

Hmmmm... I'd add in everything and at the end decide if I needed to add more detail to the dress and whether or not to add a pearl necklace.

Right now, I'm leaning to leaving the dress alone.

How about a simple gold charm with a simple gold necklace? It would add a bit of bling but not a lot. Of course, Mrs. Santa would have a picture of Mr. Santa in her charm necklace!

Windy Meadow

Maggie R said...

Your work is exquisite.... You do what I cannot!!
Thanks for the visit.....