Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Bit of Colour


It's amazing how some colour can add such interest to a piece. The white was looking a bit bland on its own, so I'm glad I decided to work on another area of the design. I just love this holly sticking out of the urn. The colours are so gorgeous too.

Miss Snow Fairy - 11 December 2009

You know, I contemplated changing the red colour for a moment. Then decided to stick with the original one. I thought it may have been too orange but I'm happy with it now I've seen it on the fabric. This design is really testing my decision making. I needn't make it so hard for myself. I'm now content with the white I've chosen for it.


Christmas is fast approaching now. It's funny how there's this big long lead up to the Day, then it's all over in a flash. So much preparation goes into it: trying to get families together, decorating the house, present buying, arranging what food to have and who will bring what, even down to what to wear to the occasion! It's busier in the shops, everything is selling out, and if you don't grab that item you were thinking of getting for who knows who, then you just know you'll miss out next time you go looking for it. Only yesterday was I thinking that 'wouldn't it be nice if you could jet off to another country for a holiday this time of year, and avoid getting caught up in all the hype, while seeing how others celebrate Christmas'. Then I was quickly jolted back to reality and got back to work! Ah, Merry Christmas. :)

13 comments:

Lee-Ann said...

its looking great, and love the colours ....
think I might have to get this chart too ..

Miss F. dit Soon said...

Colors are great. I love this chart too, perhaps I will do it at Christmas holidays...
Have a nice week-end.
I wish you a merry Christmas

Lois said...

This is turning into such a lovely piece. Yes, it seems like we hit this time in December and the days just seem to go at double speed.

Márti said...

Oh, Jane! This is very nice, beautiful colors!

Danielle said...

This piece is looking great! I was finished shopping by the end of summer and then it was just waiting for everything to arrive, and I wrapped everything over Thanksgiving break. So, I've been done for some time, but find myself buying stuff still when I go to stores!! Argh.

Barbi said...

I think that you made a great choice with the colour. We're slowly getting ready here too. I've got one of my rooms finished, another one to follow this weekend.

Loraine said...

Love the sampler! I think the red looks great with your linen choice.
So cute.
Yes, the preparations! I still keep acting like I have all the time in the world to get everything done! I don't want to stress over the holidays. It's too much fun to just enjoy them!
Take Care!

Susan said...

This year, we moved away from my husband's family, so they came down to visit us for Thanksgiving. We had a combined Christmas/Thanksgiving celebration, so that has certainly taken a load off my mind. I still have to buy presents for my DS, but as I know exactly what he wants, it will only take a very quick shopping trip to get all my Christmas shopping done.

We are having a low-key celebration with just the 3 of us (DH, DS and myself) on Christmas Day, so I think it will be a lot less stressful than it has been in years past. I understand the desire to take a vacation and just get away from it all, though!

Melissa said...

Miss Snow Fairy is looking pretty...even when SHE hasn't made an entrance yet!

Cari said...

Jane, your snow fairy is coming along wonderfully - I am enjoying watching your progress on this project.

Theresa said...

This piece is looking lovely!!!!! Can't wait to see more of it!!

Alma Allen said...

Love how Miss Snow Fairy is turning out! So sweet. Your colors and linen are perfect.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your stitching is so beautiful and I love how it is turning out. Perfect colors on the linen.

Sandy