Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Paradise Lost Update

This is where I left off stitching -


This is where I am today-


Plum Street Samplers
Paradise Lost
36 ct Edinburgh linen
Hand-Dyed Fibers (Vikki Clayton) Silk conversion
Part of Becky's 2012 BAP Challenge

I've made some good progress over the last week.  It's almost time to move the fabric on my stretcher bars over to get to the far left side of the design.  I am waffling about filling in the blue around the words at the top.  What do you think?  Would it look better left alone with just the blue outline or should I fill it in?

I've been busy in my garden too.  It is finally warm enough to put out the tomatoes started indoors.  The birds ate my cucumber starts, so I planted the seeds directly outside and hope for the best.

I'm organizing and getting ready for my Betsy Morgan class in Spokane coming up in less than 2 weeks.  I might have the opportunity to buy Betsy's Toy Chest Etui kit.   Evidently someone who took her class has decided she won't finish it.  Keep your fingers crossed!

19 comments:

natalyK said...

Beautiful progess! This is one of my favorite plum street designs!! There is just something about the colors! Love it!

Patty C. said...

Great progress on Paradise Lost - its beautiful

Margaret said...

Your Paradise Lost looks gorgeous!! I filled in the banner with the blue -- I think it looks better that way, but it's really up to you. Fingers crossed you get the toy chest etui kit!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your PL looks wonderful. I'd fill in the banner with the blue... I think it adds so mucb to the sampler.

Karen said...

Looking good! Good luck with your garden.

happy stitching...

Linda said...

Great progress on Paradise Lost. I think the banner would look better filled in. But it also looks good the way it is.

Linda

Barb said...

Your sampler is beautiful. My only thought is, would the words stand out better if you didn't fill in? I think that is the question.

Christine said...

That is gorgeous. I think the banner looks fine as it is

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching, Teresa. You've certainly gotten a lot of progress in. I think the banner looks fine as it is.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty, you're doing great!

Chris said...

Beautiful progress! I love the colors in this.
Good luck on the stash acquisition!

Sherry said...

PL is looking great! I know you will make the right decision about the fill in area. Try the outline first. If you like it, great. If not, you can frog it out or go ahead and fill it in. Good luck on the stash buy!

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on all the progress. You've really gotten a lot done, Teresa. And I like the banner as is. Of course, you have to live with it, soooo...

Donna said...

Great progress! It's beautiful.

And congrats on the Toy Chest! Lucky you!

Penny said...

You've made super progress! I think it would look great to fill in with the blue.

Lorrie said...

WOW! Amazing progress and it is looking so beautiful! I think I would fill in the background on the banner. I think it would make more of a statement. Looks beautiful!

Marsha said...

You are a speedy stitcher. PL is gorgeous. I think the banner would look great in blue. It could be some nice mindless stitching when you don't want to think.

Thoeria said...

Your PL is looking amazing!

Brigitte said...

Wow, this is looking great. What a progress! I think I'd fill in the blue in the banner, but then I nearly always stitch designs as charted by the designer, just by fear that it wouldn't look as beautiful as on the picture, lol.