I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful summer and managing to get some stitching done while lazing about in the garden, that of course if you are in the northern hemisphere.
Last month I took a bag packed with good intentions to my mother in law´s house, including fabric, all my floss colours and several needlework magazines for inspiration. I´m working my way through stacks of needlework magazines from 2009 which I discovered at a nearby public library.
I had decided to cover a sad dark wrought iron clock surround with something interesting and thought the design `Wild Flowers´ by Kazuko Aoki might be perfect.
Well perhaps not so perfect because I was going to have to juggle about with the pattern to make it fit on the clock face and buying a higher count fabric and so make the design smaller, wasn´t an option when spending a couple of weeks in a tiny mountain village.
Whilst enjoying the company of my three grandchildren I endeavoured to do some stitching in the evenings squinting and peering under the beam of pretty tiffany table lamps ! I made loads of mistakes and one day my daughter commented that she thought the design too light and airy for the dark heavy frame - now she has a point.
So now I am in doubt as to whether leave the clock as it is or maybe paint the surround in a lighter colour. I´m tempted to redo the design making it smaller so it fits properly.
Sorry if I haven´t been visiting and commenting recently due to having been away but I hope to see what everyone has been doing and catch up on comments sometime this week.Until then.