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Monday, April 19, 2010

A New Start

A finish always seems to be license for a new start, doesn't it?  To be fair, I have been without a Silver Lining project to work on for several months, which won't do at all since there are so many I'd like to do and they are so lovely.  (That's my story and I'm sticking to it)


So here is my new Silver Lining project, Broadway.  Like many of the Silver Lining patterns, I've been drooling over this one for quite a while.   I really love the colors - gorgeous!  I think a very simple antique white background works best for Silver Lining designs, so I've chosen a belfast linen to work on.

We had company over the weekend so I didn't have a lot of time to work on it, but here's what I got started:


It's part of the large rose's center, although it obviously doesn't look like much so far.   Lots of shades of red, orange, and yellow.   I'm working block by block (more or less) unless it makes sense to continue colors out of the blocks.

Here's what the pattern looks like:



This gives you an idea of the complexity of the pattern, which is why I work SL's block by block.  I cross off the blocks as I complete them, which helps me keep my place.  SL prints their patterns on individual sheets, so I'll just finish it a sheet at a time. 

Since none of my other projects are more than halfway done, I'm going to try to go back into a rotation, working on a project for a week, then switching to something else so that they all get some attention.

4 comments:

Josie said...

It is going to be gorgeous when finished..I love roses. The rotation sounds like a good plan. I also do my complex patterns in the same method that you are using. I found that Lavender and Lace patterns are good with the one square at a time method.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely new start. You do enjoy a challenge don't you? Ever considered and HAED?

Her Boudoir said...

I've eyed up HAED & Mystic Stitch patterns extensively; mostly I like the art reproduction ones. I also belong to Artecy, which has similar but smaller patterns.

The Artecy piece (Meeting on the Turret Stairs) has a lot more colors than Silver Linings do, and a lot more confetti stitching. It's very slow going on it - I'll finish it sometime but I can only seem to work on it a day or two before I need to switch off to something else.

Debs said...

I love SL too. I have Peekaboo started, and others I want to start. I love the colors. :)