Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Christmas Humbug

I decided at almost the last minute to enter the Victoria Samplers Yahoo Group competition for the Christmas Humbug. Thea provided the chart and we got to stitch it in our own colours and make changes if we wanted. I hadn't really had any idea of what colours to stitch it in until about a week before the competition closed when I suddenly decided that silver, white and blue would be nice and wintery and hopefully Christmassy too with all the sparkle.

Anyway, here it is:





I pulled everything from my stash. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. I mean, it's good because I didn't buy anything, but it's not good because it means I've got a bit of stuff. The only thing that I might have brought if I'd had time would have been ribbon, as it turned out the only thing that I had in anywhere near the right colour was Flair. So Flair is what the flowers are made of. I'm not entirely happy with how the centre flower turned out, but I couldn't think how else to do it, so that's how it's stayed, and it does look perfectly alright, so I think it's just me being fussy.

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh, I think you did a wonderful job with that! I love the colors you chose. Fingers crossed that you win a prize!

Sheila said...

It looks great Amanda - fingers crossed for you :)

Elaine said...

Good luck Amanda your humbug is beautiful!

Jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn't worry about the stash - that's what it's there for...

Errol and Marilyn Thompson said...

It does look good. The Flair has turned out well.

Blu said...

Gorgeous humbug! It looks perfect for winter.