April 18, 2011

Petal Fairy - A New Start

How was IHSW for you guys? I can't wait to check out your blogs. :)

I wasn't a good hermit this weekend... and didn't get as much stitching done as I'd have liked. Hubby and I spend quite a bit of time studying the fabric. We looked at both sides and picked the one that had the nicest variation. (The other side has what looks like a purple hand print on it. LOL!!!)

My biggest concern about the side we picked is the patch of purple on the left. When we were discussing this and looking at the fabric in all directions, I figured that it will match the dark purple elements in her wings and hope that they'll balance each other out. I spent a good amount of time counting every which way so that it will fit between the 2 petals of her skirt. So far it looks like it'll work out but we won't know the full outcome till it's done. :) *fingers crossed*



On another matter, I stretched out Taj Mahal last night, and taped it up in it's spot in the living room.



Alas, the poor baby won't get framed until I can find a really good discount coupon. I don't think it was too pleased with that concept as this morning, it was acting sultry and glittered at me in all sorts of ways in the daylight. ;)

24 comments :

Isadarena said...

Hi Joyce, you did a lovely start on your Petal Fairy and I love the fabric you chose with your hubbie:-))
My !! Your Taj mahal will look fabulous in your living-room : great place for it :-)
I wish you a quiet day;

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Lovely fabric you chose with your hubby. Your taj looks great in its spot. I had a fantastic IHSW - got plenty done. Looking forward to seeing the progress others made.

Pauline said...

A great start on your new work!
And woooooooooow, what a discussion you have had, hahaha, great that you can talk about it with your husband!
It is a very exiting work i guess....

Yany said...

Even tape, your Taj is looking amazing!! love the spot you choose.

I stitched Petal a few years ago, is a joy to stitch, I'm sure is gonna look beautiful in your fab

darlene said...

Play the lottery, play bingo, have a tag sale,sell stash, that finish deserves to have a nice frame, Kudos to you It is amazing!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Like your start on Petal Fairy, I once had her kitted up but sold the whole thing on eBay because I knew I would never get to her.
Your Taj is just amazing.

Vani said...

I love the fabric that you guys picked out!!! Purple is a fabulous color! I think its great that hubby helped you investigate the fabrc!!!

Karyn said...

Great start! Love the fabric choice. It looks stunning already.

missy-tannenbaum said...

The start of your project looks really nice, and that fabric is so cool! I hope it continues to go so well! Also, the Taj Mahal project is really spiffy looking and an excellent use of glitter threads.

demeter83 said...

That looks like quite a good hermit to me, you've done loads. And the fabric's gorgeous, absolutely love it

anojaa said...

Wow, your fabric is so beautiful! And the Taj mahal has found its right place.

wendy111 said...

What a great start on your fairy. you got quite a bit done. I love your fabric choice and I think it will balance nicely with her wings. Your Taj has a great spot and I look forward to seeing it framed.

TammyK said...

Love the fabric you chose. Looks like you accomplished quite a lot as well. Gorgeous living room. Taj Mahal looks great there :)

Soozie said...

Oh my oh my that Petal is going to be LOVELY on that fabric! Our living room colors are a HUGE contrast! LOL!Oh and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the giraffe.

Yvon (jioya) said...

Your fairy is going to look great on that fabric, i will be looking forward to the updates.
The Taj Mahal is in the right spot!!!

Hugs Yvon.

Crystal said...

Petal is going to look beautiful on that fabric, great start.

Mireille said...

You had a good start with your Petal Fairy. Great that your DH is interesting for your works.
Hugs,
Mireille

Lou said...

Fab fabric, and loving this new project you've started. Taj looks amazing up!

ana~stitch said...

I love Petal Fairy, can't wait to see more! I really like the fabby you're using too.
Taj looks lovely, what a multicultural home you have! All sorts of exotic influences :)
I'm also waiting for a good Michaels coupon to frame my Cuba, so let me know if you see a good one, k?
hugs, Ana

Measi said...

Looks great! IHSW was good for me - did some RR work and went stashing. :) Blog post is coming up shortly.

mbroider said...

Oh, i have found a great blog yet again!! I went in to Fantastic Finishes and that brought me here:)

Lovely lovely blog
Sharmila

Esther said...

Great start! With all your skills, I have no doubt about the right place of the fairy!
Great living room by the way!

stitchstitchknit said...

Taj Mahal looks great!
Nice Start on Petal Fairy :)
The fabric is wonderful, don't worry about the violet spot, it will be fine :)

Novia said...

Yeah!!! New start!!!! Very nice fabric for the fairy.. will see how the purple blend in...

Can't you tape Taj in a more subtle way?? It looks like she just came out from the emergency room ROFL!!!!! Great spot for Taj..