Friday, April 25, 2008

What do you think?

Have a look at the two green flowers. Can you see the colour difference at the top of the second one? I had a skein and a little bit of WDW Moss, so I used the little bit, not realising that the whole skein was a brighter shade. Usually I'd frog the bit and restitch, but that's going to be a pain and I'm wondering if it adds to the charm a little on this type of design. What do you think?


For anyone wondering how the seeds are doing, here's an update. Slow but sure. I haven't done anything special - just kept them near a window in the warmth. The seeds in the ground outside are showing no signs of sprouting though. I don't think they get enough sun.


And here are the marigolds - big enough to go outside in the day time - and a pot of salad that is coming up surprisingly fast.

22 comments:

  1. I can see the difference on the close-up picture but honestly, I think it looks absolutely fine and would just leave it alone :)

    The thing that's bugging me a bit about mine is that my Gingersnap and Mulberry are virtually identical in colour - looking at everyone else's, the newer dye lots are obviously much more of a contrast. Still, no-one's really going to know once it's done ;)

    You're making great progress and the seedlings are coming along nicely. Tomorrow's weather forecast is good, so I'm determined that we're going to get ours sown!

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  2. Oh, I can see the difference although I think it makes it even more "old" looking...line one maybe was hung in a spot of sun and was a bit faded...you know what I mean...I definitely would keep it :) Your going along gangbusters!

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  3. I can see a difference too but I think it add to the design.

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  4. I can see the difference and I think it looks charming. Leave it in leave it in! :>

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  5. I can spot the difference too, but I think it fits in well with BBD. I would only change it if I wanted it all to look the same....and I hate frogging ;-)

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  6. I think it's gorgeous!! For what my humble opinion is worth... :)

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  7. I have one flower bed where I just put the seeds right in the ground-sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and marigolds. I use to start veggies in pots, but they got too spindly, so I purchase greenhouse plants.
    Make sure you put your little plants outside a few weeks before you plant them so they harden off. I would say they should have their second set of leaves on them by that time.

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  8. I can see the difference but I think it looks perfect and adds character.

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  9. It's not only charming, it looks like a true New England house - we tend to touch up the paint here and there (for instance, as shingles need to be replaced) and as a result, the paint jobs can be rather mottled. I love it!

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  10. I think it looks great as it is, afterall nature is never uniform :)

    Your seedlings are looking great, fingers x'd for some nicer weather!

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  11. There is a difference, but not so out place!! Your sprouts are looking great.

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  12. I think it looks quite charming, so - I would leave it in!

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  13. I think it looks lovely and it gives yours a very unique and pretty touch!

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  14. I can see the difference, but wouldn't have thought it was "off". I would have figured that it was simply variations in the threads, rather than different dye lots. Your thread's just more variegated than some of the others. ;)

    The pots of salad seem to grow pretty quickly. I planted some outdoors and they sprouted in no time. Same thing with radishes.

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  15. It looks natural to me. I wouldn't frog it unless it just really, really bugs you.

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  16. I can see the difference, but it looks like it's supposed to be that way. I'd leave it!

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  17. I think the stitching is beautiful as is (and yes I can see it too).

    And I have sprout envy.

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  18. I think it looks fine as it is - and it's coming along so nicely too!

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  19. I almost missed the 1 strand of silk instructions too on the LHN Coffee series (I didn't notice until I'd started) - it's at the front of the chart under the fabric info! If you run out of any of the thread LMK as I'm sure that I have enough left over that I could send you. It's unlikely you will, though - it was just Teddy Bear for Frap that I had the probs with.

    I'll ptobably take a wee break on WMHB for now and see how everyone else is doing with the SAL first. I'm cheating a bit, I can sometimes stitch to my wee heart's content working from home. :-) Yours is looking lovely, btw! The different colours definitely adds charm!

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  20. Your BD looks very beautiful already!
    I have the same pattern as a kit, and I'd really like to start it, but at the moment have no time to do it!
    So I'm very looking forward to seeing your progress! :D

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  21. Thanks for being one of the first commenters on my blog.

    I think your piece is looking great just as it is!

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