Monday, April 14, 2008
This is a lovely design by Ruthmarie Hofmann that was offered by ANG as a Cyberworkshop a few years ago.
When I first saw this design I thought it was just so sophisticated that I just had to have it.
A few things happened though with this project that was out of the control of the teacher, but which nevertheless had a negative impact for me and thus I ended never finishing it. The first one was that Ruthmarie had to change the thread colors and the canvas, followed by a change of fabric to cover the box going from an ivory color which I loved to a dark pink/fuchsia color which I was not all that found of and to top it all after stitching what you see above in the photo I discovered that the space I had left over where you see the pink canvas not stitched yet, a little to the right of the middle center of the heart, was not large enough to be able to stitch the design (rounded shapes like the ones that will go in the left section) because the canvas that came with the kit was not the same size as the one that was used and I had not realized that. In all fairness there was a mention of that possibility in the notes, but I discarded it as I was sure that since I had the kit this did not apply to me. Wrong! Anyway to make a long story short, I just put the whole project aside. Now, years later I have decided that I will finish it using those same threads and will find something else to fill in that space and I will find a different fabric, something lighter, a bit like the original photo - will figure this out when it is all completed. Funny sometimes the things that can stop you cold in your tracks with projects.
This is a photo of what I loved and wanted to do. The fabric is a moire. It is a gorgeous box, no doubt about it and will see what I can do to make mine look as close to this one as possible, just because I love THIS design.
********* On another note, I was checking a new blog earlier called Stitching in Atlanta and saw the same needlecase that is shown on top of my home page blog, but stitched with ribbons mainly. Quite interesting, I thought.