Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sometimes, the things you create don't turn out as you expect. You have a vision, you execute it, and something just isn't right. That's the way it has been for me lately as I have tried out new things. I see it in my mind, but when it comes down to it, it's just slightly off.
Always one to use things at hand, I decided maybe if did a little large-scale embroidery it would add what it needed. Frankly, that was a disaster. Not only did it not have pizazz, but it looked positively crude. NOT the right answer. I played around with other color combinations in a couple of other table runners I made (see, I'm really into table runners this year) and they turned out ok, but every time I came back to this one, I just shook my head.
Finally, tonight, I sat down and took out the yarn. That was a real mess since the yarn has so many threads and the needle holes were so big. What to do now? I decided to try the same technique, only with perle cotton. Nope. It just had to come out. So I sat down and ripped out the entire center motif. Creating the new one will have to wait for tomorrow.
Anyway, it's funny how sometimes you have to look at something for awhile and mull it over before you figure out what's wrong.
And it's great to have feedback from people you know will be honest with you and tell it like it is. Thanks, Daughter.