Thursday, February 18, 2010

Is it Spring Already?

I am starting to wonder if it is spring already.  Here it is the middle of February and my tulips are starting to peak their lovely heads up and my grass is getting greener by the minute.  I even have my doors open because it is 50 degrees out today.

You all have me to thank for it because while I was embroidering this sweet butterfly I kept wishing for spring.  I am so glad I have those kinds of powers now to embroider something and wish to win the lottery.  Well...I can prend can't I?

This was a pattern I shared back in January it is from Vogart 692.  It is done a hankerchief that I plan to keep for my self.  It matches my gawdy purse so well.

I did do something really stupid when transfering this pattern that I plan to tell you all about.  I had read in one of my vintage magazines that when transfering flowers with lazy daisies to just put a dot at the top and bottom of the petal and then the line will not show (are you seeing where I might be going?).  So I was like hey that is a good idea and this one has lots of lazy daisies and what could be a better plan.  Right?  Wrong!!  I dotted all the tops and bottoms of the petals and was so proud of my cleverness.  I even transferred the pattern, of course still not seeing the problem.  (How thick can I get?)  I sit down to pick out my colors still nothing and then I go to make the first stitch and I am like hey both wings are all dots.  I had no idea where which flower started and which one ended.  I ended up having had to keep the pattern with me at all times in order to look at it and then start stitching. So needless to say it is a good idea but not then the whole pattern uses lazy daisies. 

Well there you have it just one of the stupid things I do on any given day.  Hope it amused you as much as it amused Brian.   So now that I have shared you do too.



g said...

the butterfly is beautiful! and thank you for the spring wonderful here today :)

I have totally done the same thing with dots & lazy daisies!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one...haha

Drewzel said...

Can't say I've done that, but then again, I rarely do lazy daisy stitch as I'm too lazy :P
I love your colour choice - the black and the brights! I may have to copycat, I have a stool top that this would suit to a t.
Ta for sharing!

Glenda said...

That is really, really cute!!

The last thing I stitched had LOTS of lazy-daisy stitches. It worked better for me to not transfer any of the lazy-daisy part of the design and to just freehand it instead. I can absolutely see how it would've been confusing for you to just have a whole bunch of dots there!!

Lins Artyblobs said...

Pretty butterfly. You are not alone in doing stupid things, I'm always doing them & more often nowadays....

My 1st Bambina ! said...

Oh how beautiful ... love that butterfly ! You did a great job stitching it !!!
Not long ago something similar happened to me ... while working on a redwork belle ... so we all have those great moments once in a while ;-) !

latha said...

Very pretty !!!!! idea you put to make the wings with lazy daisy is wonderful...I am your follower now.