Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My first WIP for this year.

Unfortunately, I haven't stitched on any of the WIP's from last year thus far in 2013.  I'm hoping that will change in June because I miss working on them.  I did, however, finish  Iris in the month of May:

In the original pattern, there is an 'S' in the large empty area at the bottom.  I decided to leave  it out but I'm  not sure I like it as is.    Originally, I was going to put a little pulled thread stitch in that spot.  But now I think it needs some color there.  That empty spot draws my eye down to it too strongly.

I tried a large flower bead in the spot and I like it.  The colors are good, the size is good, the plastic bead catches a little light.  The problem is that the bead stands out a quite bit from the fabric ... but maybe that isn't much of a problem?  It really does look nice in this pic. 

Hmmmm, after seeing these pics, I'm leaning toward using the bead, especially since I just noticed that the five petals in the bead mimic the 2 five-petaled flowers at the top.  If I use it, I'll need to figure out a way to attach it with thread.  Invisible thread will probably work okay here.  It isn't my favorite thing but I hate using glue more.

 Enjoy what remains of your May.


  1. Congratulations on the finish it's lovely and I agree the button flower makes it look even better :) Hope you find a way to attach it :)

  2. Very pretty finish. I really like the flower bead.

  3. The flower looks pretty , before I read that part , I was thinking that an oval gemstone would look good. X