Friday, March 18, 2011

Almost done but need some advice

I came really close to finishing this sampler last night, but my eyes just gave out after stitching the over-one K.  I ask you:  Where are my over-one stitching pals when I need them?  Please come over and stitch DEFG for me! 

So here are my questions.  I'm deciding if I want to put my initials (Oh no - more over-one stitching!), and if I do, where to put them.  There are two emptyish places that feel like they need something.  First, under the "CE", and second above the heart in the bottom right corner.  What do you all think?  Either place or neither place and just a simple ELO in backstitch outside the border? 

Mary Garry's Peace Sampler as of March 18
Once this is finished, I'll have this red Quaker (Well, Weathered Barn, anyway), and a green Quaker.  I just bought the threads for a blue Quaker. 

Now I just need more $$ for framing and more walls in my house.

23 comments:

  1. Just looking gorgeous!
    About the initials, I usually sign it with the date, but in this case I would have to say that I would sign it over the heart.
    Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will look lovely!
    I hear you about the $$$ framing. My storage box of finished pieces grows ever larger!

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  2. Do you want to stitch over 2 or over 1? I think you could fit over 2 initials under the Peace to balance the 2011, or over 1 by the heart. Either would work and look good on the piece.

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  3. I think either place will work. I'd probably choose over the heart...

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  4. Either place will work, my eye goes for the place over the heart.

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  5. Very lovely! I think your initials under the CE and I would add another heart above the heart that's already there to fill in that space. Good luck! :^)

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  6. I would initial it beside the 2011 to balance that part our... and put something very small above the heart like the little diamond that is in the motif above that little heart in the right corner... I love this piece... and your OVER 1 is just gorgeous! Great Job! I stitch a lot over one... and have stitched over one on 40 count... and love it! hang in there you will be so pleased when it is done!

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  7. I like below the CE as I think it then balances your 2011 stitched date!

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  8. My opinion is under the 'CE'in Peace to balance out the year on the other side!

    Your quaker is gorgeous!

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  9. Great progress Lee! I think your initials over the heart would look great!

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  10. Under the CE then it's balanced with the date. And you might be able to do it over two--well, EO anyway. I did now know you were the Electric Light Orchestra!

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  11. I vote for under the CE also and perhaps adding a little something above the heart. Your stitching is beautiful.

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  12. I like the initails over the heart.

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  13. I think I would like the initials over the heart since the design is not symetrical.

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  14. You will have to call on Carol for the 1 over 1.... but I'm not sure if she does it on 40.

    My eye went right to the CE to look for initials. But that empty spot over the heart calls out for something.... anything to fill it.

    Good luck weeding thru everyone's opinions!

    Pam

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  15. I think under the Peace, but I'd also like to see something over that heart... it is an empty space. Lovely work!

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  16. Just beautiful! I like the idea of your initials over the heart but I'm sure whatever you decide will be wonderful!

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  17. I started to say over the heart - but after reading everyone elses suggestions - under the 'CE'. But, like the others something to balance out over the heart would be nice.

    This piece is gorgeous. I love single color pieces! And about not enough walls - I hear you!

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  18. I think either place would work well with the initials, but I think I'd do it across from the year to balance it out.

    Beautiful work, btw! I love that Weathered Barn.

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  19. Laughing at Pam's comment :) Over one on 40?? Oh, my... I think I would go blind! What count is that fabric, Lee? If you had brought it last week, I would have gladly done it for you :)

    Hmmm...I guess I vote for small initials above the heart. It's interesting how divided the group is!

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  20. Haven't done it yet since I quite forgot but putting mine over the heart, along with the rest of the family's initials. Have to do it over 1 so they will fit. I just think this empty space needs some stitching. Looks great!

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  21. I think under the CE would balance the date, but that space over the heart looks like it needs something as well.

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  22. Beautiful! I'm useless when it comes to initials, though. ;)

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  23. I saw above the heart, but the space under CE needs something too.

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