Thursday, December 13, 2012

Random Victory!

Random Thoughts is done!!
Random Thoughts
The Drawn Thread
NPI silks on Summer Khaki linen
I tried to make the colors in the overall shot accurate, but they're a lot more muted than this!

Here are some closeups I took of some of my favorite parts! (Click to embiggen.)

I made a few modifications to the chart. First, I stitched my initials in blue wherever they appeared. I wish I'd done my middle initial as well, but I honestly didn't think of it until I got to my first initial.

I also changed both of the houses on the sampler so that they look like places I've lived. I only changed the colors on the middle house so it looks like the place I grew up (by the tree below).
I changed the other house to look like the townhouse where we currently live. Actually, the colors are similar, but the shape is completely different! I gave the stitching lady longer hair. Finally, I changed the color of the cat to be similar to a cat I had growing up. I wanted to make it look like my beloved Siamese, but I didn't have to correct colors, so I settled for one of her kittens we kept.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and it was so fun to stitch! Next year our EGA chapter project is Toccata I, so expect to see more Drawn Thread in the coming year! =)

23 comments:

cucki said...

I love it
It is so beautiful ...
Love cucki x

Annie said...

Beautiful finish. Love all your little personal touches.

Angela said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

very pretty - congratulations on the big finish : )

Gabi said...

So gorgeous !!! Congratulations

Parsley said...

FABULOUS! It turned out great!

Terri said...

Congratulations on the finish, it is stunning!

I want to do Tocatta, too! A few of the Hoosier Stitchers group I belong to did this one as a SAL a couple years ago. It is gorgeous too!

McKenna C. said...

Congratulations on the finish! It's beautiful! Personalizing makes it so much more special. :)

~McKenna

Terri Overton said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finish! Hmmmm, maybe I should pull out my Toccata 1!

Terri
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Minnie said...

You did an excellent job and you should be very proud it's beautiful.

ricketyjo said...

Congrats on your finish, it is beautiful!

Paula said...

It looks great.

Silverlotus said...

I love it! Your changes were a really great way to personalize the design. And now, I want to stitch it! lol!! (I want to stitch everything!!)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, fabulous--there aren't enough superlatives for this piece! I adore it! It looks as though you've finished it as a runner. Are you planning on having it framed?

woolwoman said...

Heather your Random Thoughts is simply gorgeous . I love your special personalizations. Yes tocatto should be winging its way to you in the next few days. Hope you are enjoying the season. Mel

Carol said...

Such a lovely finish, Heather!! Love studying each little detail in this one :)

Nic said...

Congrats on the finish. Looks great! I love the little personalisations you did

Jean in Georgia said...

Congrats on the finish!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gorgeous, well done you! I love the little changes especially the houses. There's so much to see on this sampler, thanks for the close-ups.

Melanie said...

So so so gorgeous!!! It's a wonderful piece and I LOVE the personalization you did to it. Good job!! :)

rosey175 said...

The acorn, the acorn!! Eeeee I just love little things like that! I think most of all I like that little thread bobbin charm. Did you wrap it in your own floss or was it a lucky happenstance that it matched the rest of the sampler? Your little personal touches are great! It makes such a special piece special-er. :D

Karoline said...

Congratulations, it's stunning

Caitlin Jordan said...

awesome finsish it iS such a cool design!

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