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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Opinions please....

I have taken a quick break from my stitching rotation to pull this one out of my UFO basket. Why was such a small and pretty chart a UFO you ask? Well silly me did not buy enough thread, or even write down the name of the thread I had used for the pink of the letters. So I kept taking this with me in hopes of finding a match at the needlework shop and never did. Finally last week (after ahem EIGHT YEARS of this sitting in my basket) I just gave up! I went in my box of DMC and found the closest color I could, and you know what? Even I can't tell the difference now that it's done. By the way it was only the outer pink of the V that I didn't have enough of the original pink to finish. How silly of me to wait this long! So here is the opinion question.... See how the O is half filled in with ecru? Should I do the other letters  the same way or just leave them unfilled? The ecru kind of gives it a softer look, but it also makes the letters stand out less. I can't decide. 

And here is my other short project for this week. Prairie Schooler "Bump in the night" I have an idea to do all of these and another chart on a big piece of linen, and I am kind of liking the purple background. This one will just be a small ornament for my Halloween decor. 

And here is our newest foster "Ryder", he is a shepherd mix that was from the county pound. He was on the euthanasia list for the four days before we rescued him (for a dog that's sick it is amazing they let him live that long). He has what many of our fosters have had, a mange that is not contagious to dogs or people but causes them to lose their hair. I understand it would be hard for a shelter to adopt out a half bald dog, but I hate to see sweet dogs killed for something that is easily treatable. It takes about two months for them to grow back their hair. He is such a sweet dog too!

12 comments:

Melinda said...

You are an amazing person. To Foster Dogs. I think that is just wonderful. Do you have your own dog too? Thank you.

I can't tell the difference in the Pinks. and I would not add the ecru to the other letters. I really like the look of Love. But I am so NOT AN EXPERT on these things.

wranglerkate said...

Bless you for fostering shelter dogs! You are an angel. I hope Ryder gets a great home when he's ready to adopt out. Thank you!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I would take out the ecru in the o and put white in it. I think it would look better. Just my opinion. Can't tell with the pinks. Good on you for being a foster mom to dogs. hugs

Barb said...

I can't see any difference in the pinks. I think either way is fine for the letters. I would decided it on whether or not I felt like stitching them in. They look fine white. If I decided to stitch them I would do ecru not white. I don't see the point in stitching them in white.

CathieJ said...

You can't see the difference with the pinks. I would finish filling the O and also the V with the ecru and then leave the L and E white. Otherwise I think it will look a little too odd. I might even remove the ecru altogether and fill them all in with white. It is very pretty. I love the fabric you have for the Halloween stitch. It is very vibrant.

KimM said...

Your UFO turned out great! And what a sweet puppy. You are an amazing and compassionate woman (and family) to care for these little ones.
Hugs
xxx

gracie said...

I would like the letters without the ecru...they stand out so nice with the colors you used.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I like them empty - cute! Cute dog too

Brigitte said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous color this purple is. I love the effect of the stitching on it.
As for the LOVE letters - I would leave the centre of the letters unstitched. I just like it better without the ecru.

Heather said...

Aww he's a cutie! It's so great you can foster them! I like it without the ecru but it looks great!

Weronika said...

You are amazing! You've made those little creatures so happy!
I think living letters empty will be perfect for your stitching. There is no difference with pinks shades.

Rachel said...

I think the letters look nice unfilled because like you said they stand out.

That purple linen is gorgeous!!!!

What a sweet little dog. You are great person for fostering animals :)