Monday, December 04, 2017

banished WIP and new start!

Well, now that I've started exercising my WIP-banishing powers, I feel perfectly justified in sending anything that annoys me to the "you sit here and you think about what you've done" bin.

I started Raven pixie by Nora Corbett soon after finishing Mermaid Azure and made a good amount of progress, but I've put her away for now. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the colors in the pattern are just... off. The darker shades of purple are very red purples, but the highlight colors are very blue-leaning purples, and they look so wrong together. Plus the highlight colors are too bright, and two of the three are almost impossible to tell apart! I know it doesn't seem bad in the photo, but it's ten times worse in real life.

I kept stitching despite not liking it, thinking that it might all come together after I got more done, but... nah. This looks awful. So now she's off to the bin of shame until I can figure out what I want to do. In other words, until my wife gets back to help me frog all the light colors. Haha.

So, while Raven's in time out, I'll start another NC project. I asked a friend to help me decide, and he chose Poppy as the winner. :)

The fabric is Picture This Plus Sterling, which will make her reds really pop! I'm excited to work on her because the color combo is so nice and she's been waiting in my stash for ages. :)


Hi guys! Thanks for your kind comments! I want to respond individually but for some reason I can't stay logged in on the main page of my blog, only in the admin section. I wish there was a way to respond to comments from the admin panel but it doesn't look possible. :(

Thanks for the support on Raven... I know I must seem nutty but I swear she looks different in real life. Maybe I'll change my mind after taking a break from her, though! Either way, a short time out will give me a chance to cool off and make a better decision. :)


  1. I can't see anything wrong with the first one, but if you're not happy with it, then you've made the right choice of starting a new one. Enjoy!

  2. I agree with Mii, I think the first one looks fine. I really love your new start however and it's going to look fantastic on that fabric.

    I like your new philosophy!

  3. The colors on Raven look good to me, but Poppy will be fantastic on that silver fabric,

  4. Poppy will look gorgeous on the silver fabric, but I'm afraid her silver wings will fade into the background. You might consider changing them to a darker shade or outlining them or soemthing

  5. Maybe putting Raven aside for a while is best, nothing worse than stitching on something when you're not happy with the way it looks.
    I'm looking forward to seeing Poppy's progress, the fabric is great!


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