Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WOYWW - Decisions!!


Lots of lovely threads to play with on my table today!!


I have been busy working on my big garden picture which I felted a few weeks ago.
It has been sitting in my sewing room just waiting for me to feel in the mood to attack it with some free maching and hand stitching.

Here it is before I made a start with the machine...
This is what the back looked like after a few hours of machining........




And - this is what it looks like now........




My next job is to add a few more hand stitches .

I did have a thought that it might look better as two pictures - so it might get cut down the middle - argh!!!! Decisions, decisions - and I am a Libran too.
Oh well - once I have finished it - all will be clear, I am sure.

What do you think?
To chop or not to chop???

I always love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment.

Thanks to all who popped over to see what Tilly Tea Dance had been up to on her first WOYWW last week. She loved hearing from you all. I know she has been busy dumfing over the weekend so hopefully she will find time to post too.
Join in our blog hop over at Julia's Stamping Ground - and see what we have all been up to this week.
Have fun
x Jo

43 comments:

Pam said...

It's lush I think I would cry if I cut it in two, then I struggle to cut a 12 x 12 paper if I like it :-) hugs Pam x

Annie said...

I'd say chop.....having see it for real folded in two. :-)
Hugs,
A x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

It's a beautiful transformation (without the ugly caterpillar part :) I would be no help with the decision, but I don't think you will cause a disaster either way!

Di said...

Either way it's just fabulous Jo - I'm slightly with chopping it in two. Bit like a supermarket two for one offer :) And the two distinct colourways would give you two very different pictures, but also complimentary to one another. Rather you than me with the shears though :(

Happy WOYWW! Di xx #10

Helen said...

It looks fabulous - I don't think I could cut it - but then you'd have two gorgeous works... oh I can't decide either! Have a great day - if you make your mind up! Helen 22

jill said...

what ever you choice you make i'm sure it's going to look lovely . Happy crafting jill#52

Jackie said...

I think it would be nice to leave it as one piece. The path gives it perspective and depth. You'd lose that if you halved it. It would go from being a picture of a garden to being two pictures of flowers.

Karen said...

I don't think I'd dare put scissors to this, so would leave it as one. It's gorgeous! Karen T 92 x

donnalouiserodgers said...

it does lead right to left up a kind of garden path, if you crop one third in from left to right? (as we look at the image)

the right hand two thirds still work, not sure the remaining left hand third will look so good without the right hand side, have you cropped it in photoshop?

your machine embroidery is magnificent - please come see the embroidery at the beetroot tree one day...

dx (16)

Redanne said...

Oh, now that is a big decision! I love the picture as a whole but I can see how cutting it in two would make two lovely pictures too. I am for leaving it in one piece, love the garden feel to it. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #9

Sara Millis said...

I think it will make two lovely pictures... Looks wonderful as it is though :)
Sx

lisa said...

Ohhhh I wish my garden looked like that. It's a stunning piece of work. I'd definitely leave it whole, that path leads very nicely up the middle so that I can go and have a closer look at your flowers.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #97

SueH said...

Can’t believe that you have sooooo many threads!
It must take you hours working on all that freehand machine Jo but the finished piece is well worth it. I wouldn’t go cutting into it straight away. Do you have a couple of smaller mounts and a larger one that you can position over the top to see what they will look like.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#51

Laura said...

Your box of threads look so tempting!
I think it works as one piece but would also work as two pieces. Do you want one or two?
Thanks for sharing,
Laura
94

inkypinkycraft said...

you are on clever girl, super work trace x 56

Kate said...

Think the picture looks great as either one or in 2. Interesting to see an insight into the stages it goes through.

** Kate **

Angie said...

Again I didn’t join in this week but thought I would visit a few blog friends …life is a little upside down still. I am so glad I did drop by ..that is an amazing piece ....and I can see why you want to chop it in two ....go for it if it is not too difficult xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woah...HOW many threads do you have???? Impressive :)

I say definitely chop it in two and though I normally shy away from halving things exactly, this time it would work perfectly!!

Be brave!!
Hugs, LLJ ~70 xx

Trish Latimer said...

Hmmmm...chop I think! its beautiful as it is, but I think it has a focal point on each side, which would be perfect when separated! Trish #78

Suz Pinner said...

That looks fabulous Jo you are clever with that machine of yours x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can visualize it chopped. I like the idea of each half having its own focal point, rather than having the to shift eyes between left and right. Happy WOYWW from #6.

Lynn Holland said...

I am absolutely no use in helping with your decision as I kept looking at it and saying "chop or not" and could not decide. I can see it will work both ways.
Good luck
From useless Doodly Bird Lynn x

Nora CG said...

Ho my!, this is a gorgeous work. I have never done something like that. It's amazing!

Annie said...

Hi twiglet happy WOYWW x what a stunning piece and I can certainly understand your dilemma. One thing I know is it will be fabulous whatever you decide x crafty hugs Annie x

Ps loving your very creative aprons below for the flower girls .... Genius x

KatzElbows said...

Chop or not? I think chop, but not into perfect halves. I think the right side should be smaller than the other. With paper projects I sometimes do a colour copy and then play on the copies. Would that help you decide?

Hope you had a productive and sunny day. It was sunny in Manchester, so anything's possible!

cheers, rachel #7

fairy thoughts said...

Nooooo! don't chop it it is lovely as it is... maybe needs a few beads, but that's just , beads with everything.
janet #68

sandee said...

No chop is my vote, it just needs a little bit of color below the garden path on the lower left. It's stunning, and you are sooooooooo creative! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #50

Elizabeth said...

Oh, no chopping, please ... it's perfect as it is. Seems that you are the same way with reels of threads as I am with ribbons ... addicted :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #75

Princess Judy Palmer said...

CHOP! It totally looks like it was made to be two pieces. I loved seeing the back of the piece. It is kind of like seeing the secret ingredient that makes it all happen. And look at all those threads! I always wondered who used those kinds of spools. Now I know!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow, what more can I say, I've a little pm time and you totally amaze me with all that you do that machine. Beautiful Art. Enjoy

akilli melek said...

oh no you cant cut it up. It looks lovely, and what a difference the machine stitching makes!
caroline #63

sandra de said...

I could not bare to see a chop in the middle of your garden path!
Sandra @31

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I love it. What a lot of work you have put into it.
Happy WOYWW

Carol

Ann B said...

Ha ha, you have as many threads as I have ink pads. I think I would chop as then you would have two pieces of loveliness.
Thanks for visiting yesterday - I'm a bit late getting round this week,

Ann B
#85

Angelfish said...

I think you could chop it, if you can bear to, but it looks lovely as one large work of art. I was born on the cusp between Libra and Virgo, so not much help really!
Fiona x

JoZart said...

I would make a small pic from the RH red section.... then make a larger pic from the bulk of the pin/mauve flowered area to the left which flows from behind the purple flowers down along the slope.
Does this make sense??!!
Anyhow I love it!
JoZarty x
Glad you enjoyed the visit to Slovenia... I'd recommend it for a holiday for sure.

trisha too said...

My first impulse is NO DON'T CUT IT!

It's fantastic, seriously.

:)trisha #153 this week, showing two desks!

Eliza said...

I have just read all the comments and if you are trying to get a decision from them it isn't going to work, it is 50 50 Try flipping a coin heads or tails,LOL I can see that it could be chopped and look great as 2 pieces of work. But and here is the but it is also beautiful as it is with the meandering garden path. So I say flip a coin....

Eliza #11

Shoshi said...

Another lovely dumfing blog! I've just come from Tilly Tea Dance - her work, like yours, is exquisite. It's unbelievable what beauty can be created in this way!

I'd say it would be a real shame to cut it. I love it as it is. If you cut it you get a hard edge which would spoil it!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #3

karen said...

I thought the picture of all your threads was so pretty and then I scrolled down a bit and saw the gorgeous garden! Wow!
That is a hard decision to make.My initial reaction was "No, don't chop it in two!" but then I calmed down and looked closer and cold see how it could work. But in the end, I would probably keep it as one big gorgeous garden.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment!
xoxo Karen

Neet said...

Oh, decisions, decisions ... would say chop it in two but then would i ever dare take scissors to something so beautiful as that? No!
I am useless!
Thanks for sharing though, look forward to finding out what you did.
Hugs, Neet xx 71

Kezzy said...

Wow I love your creation, and I think it would look good either chopped or not, I have the magazine Stitch delivered and I see pieces like this and am always amazed. Thank you for the hug you sent my way. Happy woyww :-) Kerry xx

Spyder said...

yes, Doones right, crop it in a photo first! bit late, couldn't see pictures last week and them forgot!
(Lyn)