Embellishment choices

I’ve often said that sometimes having too much from which to choose is simply TOO much to make a choice!

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OMG! I have so many embroidery thread choices, as well as fabric choices…too much…

I had to decide on what would be the best choice for a class sample out of the light backgrounds and embroidery only pieces, or the dark background.

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And I went with the very dark background. I also selected a piece of plaid silk for half of the leaf and will do embroidery only on the other half.

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And to make it even more conventional, I turned under the edges of the fabric, as if I were going to gasp!–applique. Not to worry–I have not gone over to the traditional side. This is going to be sewn down with embroidery stitches, more embroidery and beads…pretty!

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Good start, but not quite enough for a full class, so I added a bit more and this is what I ended up with.

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On a side note, a few months ago I bought a Sticky Roller for lint and it was still sitting in the box. Look at all the lint on this dark background.

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Time to break out that lint roller!

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Wooo-hooo! One swipe and it worked like a charm! Hooray!

I have those other two light background pieces finished and I’m working on the embroidery only piece. I feel like the more options I can show in the actual class, the better the class will be.

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Personally, I like pink a lot, but many people don’t, so when I decided to go with pink, I needed to do everything I could to make things look NOT pink! No pink thread or pink beads!

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And this piece…well, I love orange and I totally let myself go with it. Just look at these lovely little orange beads.

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I’m very relieved to have all those choices and decisions behind me now. It IS the Christmas season, after all, and there might be a thing or two I’d like to decorate. I might even want to buy a few presents…shhhh!

Linking to Off the Wall Friday…enjoy the posts!

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12 thoughts on “Embellishment choices

  1. Love the leaves! I’ve got leaves on an experimental quilt I’m working on, and I like what you’ve done a whole lot more than what I’ve done. This will be the last experimental quilt I do with paint sticks. Such a mess!

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