In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Stay-cation Day 6

All the petals and leaves are filled in:

I am really, really, really happy with this.

And there is yet a step to do.

The background is covered with paillettes (which auto-correct is insisting is palettes and I'm insisting is paillettes and if I have to change it again, I may throw a hissy fit).

For historical accuracy, there would be spangles (another word for paillettes which auto-correct is not correcting) all over the background. I'm afraid it might detract from the design.  Dearly Beloved has suggested just scattering a very few hither and thither, and I may try that later this evening to see how I like it.

The next question is how to finish.  Somewhere around here I have a candle screen that might fit. There's always the traditional framing and then the decision as to where to hang it. Or, as I've taken pictures in front of the Christmas tree, I've been thinking about finishing it as an ornament.

So . . . opinions?

What is your stand on spangles?

How would you finish?


  1. Gorgeous!! You have every right to be proud of this stunning piece!

    Guessing it's not terribly big...? I like the candle screen idea because that would be a good way to showcase it with the bonus of being easily movable. Even if it's small enough to be an ornament, do you honestly want to have it boxed up 11 months of every year?

    To paillette or not to paillette ... I think your husband's idea is a good one - should give you an idea of how it would look. Are they supposed to be randomly placed or more like on a grid?

  2. I would definitely add the spangles, you can get some that are really tiny. Not sure how I would finish it, probably in quite a large frame with a nice double mount.

  3. Heck yeah, spangle that thing up!! And I like the ornament idea!