Saturday, March 24, 2012

My First Big Design

About a month ago my niece asked me if I could stitch her a verse she loved: "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Yesterday, I put in the final stitches in, and this is what came out.

My first real design... Surprisingly for myself, I do not even have the official chart drawn yet. All my work was done in Word and on paper. Word - for proper centering (and it still came out different from the original - of course); on paper - approximate sketches of the border, based on some ideas from magazines... Most of it was in my head, though. So, when I stitched the border, it felt more like drawing or painting than stitching. What would be the right color? How would the branch twist? Same thing happened with the leaves: I was just trying to make them look more natural.
My niece says she loves it... First design - first success! She will pick it up next week. In the meantime, that will give me a chance to draw the "official chart...
Wait.... does that mean I am now a designer???

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your first! ;) Very nicely done. By the way, I have a treat for you on my blog @ go and have a look. XD


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