Saturday, 9 January 2016

End of 2015 Stitching

Hi everyone and a very Happy New Year to you all.  I should have done this post days ago to complete my stitching for 2015 and include any one of these following small patterns as part of the December Smalls SAL.........but somehow the time just disappeared and I woke up to find that we are now in January.

I expect everyone has seen on various blogs these past weeks this free design of the Twelve Days of Christmas offered by Paulette Stewart at the The Plum Street Samplers and which I decided to stitch as a table runner.


I chose these DMC colours and had to use 40ct linen as my local shop didn´t have a lot of choice and no 28 or 32 ct.  I started out OK but...



With several designs stitched, I realised I didn´t like the colours, but there was no turning back and I did find a pretty trim that I thought might help me like the work more.




With a strip of fabric added between patterns and the trim sewn in place, I started to like the table runner a bit more.




and with a rush, I managed to finish it in time for Christmas but still not happy with the colours and as nobody seemed to notice  or comment on it at home, I think this table runner will be put away indefinitely.

Thanks for passing by, always grateful for your visit and comments.  until next week.

Sheryl


27 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Sheryl. I think your runner is lovely, but I know it's disappointing when you put so much time and effort into something, and then aren't totally thrilled with it in the end. Perhaps "absence will make the heart. grow fonder"and next December when you see it again, you'll like it better. Best wishes for a wonderful stitching year ahead!

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  2. Happy New Year Sheryl. I agree with Linda, put it away to next year and who knows!
    I hope you come over this disappointment and start a new stitching because I love you work very much!!

    Best wishes and a creative 2016.
    Evelyne

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  3. Your work is beautiful! Is the red just not red enough, or what is it that you don't like about the colors? I think it is wonderful, and I like the lace accents. I hope Linda is right (first commenter) and after putting it away for a while you'll like it more next year.

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  4. My goodness Sheryl it is a work of art!! Beautiful in every wsy~ I hope, as you friends here said e that you will love it more in time! Bleeings to you, Karen O

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  5. Oh, dear! I am so sorry that you aren't pleased with the final look, Sheryl... it turned out great in my opinion :) I think it will appeal to you next year when you pull it out and I like the way you used the lace and fabrics to finish it off.

    That is a lot of beautiful stitching to keep hidden away in a drawer, but I understand how you would feel if it doesn't hit you the right way. (And I guarantee no one in my house of men would notice or comment on anything newly stitched and displayed :)

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  6. Such a shame to put it away and hide it. It is lively and so much work. Hopefully next Xmas you will like it better....

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  7. What a pity you don't like it. It looks lovely to me!But you know better!Happy New Year!AriadnefromGreece!

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  8. Happy New Year Sheryl! So sorry your runner didn't turn out as well as you would have hoped! I think it looks very pretty! Put it away and get it our again next Christmas and perhaps it will have grown on you! Wishing you all the best for 2016! Christine x

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  9. Hi sweet Sheryl and Happy New Year :) Your blog is always a place of beautiful inspiration and it will be a joy to follow along during 2016.

    Much love and sweet hugs to you!

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  10. Dear Sheryl,
    happy new year and the tablerunner is gorgeous. There was one of your posts around Christmas that did not have anything with it. Just linked to your blogpage and sad nothing else. Maybe that was the tablerunner.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  11. I think it's a beautiful finish. Always annoying when no one else takes notice after all that work, but I'm used to that for myself. Just water off a duck's back as they say. I would definitely show it again next year if I were you. Too pretty to look away forever.

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  12. I think its lovely Sheryl. Don't hide it away.

    Linda

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  13. Happy New Year! I do hope your table runner comes out again next Christmas as I think it's beautiful.

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  14. Your table runner is lovely! I think you did a wonderful job on it! When you get it out next year, you will see how pretty it is and enjoy it then! I printed those charts, but haven't stitched it yet--it's on the "to do list"!!!

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  15. I think your table runner is great, and what a creative idea to finish it this way. I would say the colors are fine, very seasonal and the trim matches them perfectly.

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  16. The table runner is gorgeous. If the colours aren't to your liking the runner hides that fact. It is a PERFECT Christmas piece ! I LOVE it.

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  17. Your table runner is lovely :) It happens that sometimes the finished piece doesn't turn out the way we might have thought. I bring to notice to my people if they fail to appreciate:) whatever you create, you must treasure it, you always create lovely things.

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  18. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Your runner is gorgeous! Love it! If you still don't like it next year you could have a give away! Hint hint!

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  19. Your table runner is fabulous, Sheryl! I'm assuming you mean your actual "physical " visitors didn't comment, but remember not everyone appreciates the detail or time taken in creating cross stitch as us blogging friends do! Barbara xx

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  20. Happy New Year Sheryl! I'm with everyone else - it looks great and if you put it away it will come out fresh next year, just forget about it till then. Have a good week. xx

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  21. What a lovely, lovely finish, Sheryl! Your table runner is beautifully done. Happy New Year -
    xxx

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  22. I think it looks lovely, don't hide it away! Some people don't appreciate the time and effort it takes to make something, don't let them spoil it for you.

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  23. Don't put it aside - it is so pretty and you have done a lovely job of the stitching and making of it. Happy New Year.

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  24. Wonderful stitching with an amazing finish. How lovely and elegant. Thank you for the link, I'm running to gather information on this free pattern. Amicalement

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  25. Hi Sheryl, I have had moments like this to, but I think you have done a wonderful job. I agree with everyone else put it away for now and when you do look at it next i think you will be pleased with it.
    Julie x

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  26. Oh Sheryl, so sorry to read that the table runner didn't turn out the way you wanted it to be. I have to say that I find it very beautiful with the fabrics you chose and the wonderful lace you added. But I can understand you - sometimes we just aren't satisfied with something we made. And as the other commenters say, maybe it will grow on you when you see it again next year in December.
    Have a wonderful crafty New Year, Sheryl!

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