Tuesday, April 11, 2006

More Design Ponderings and a Gorgeous Freebie

Well, I got an email from the groom's mother last night -- her pick is either the Joan Elliott piece or the Celtic Heart. I'm working on charting part of Sonnet 116: "Love is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken," and so far I think it will fit best in Joan Elliott's border. I just can't find something that feels right with the Celtic Heart. Right now I have it laid out with "LOVE" in ornamental caps and the rest of the quote in a medieval-feeling backstitch alphabet. I thought I might do a sampler line of some kind at the bottom of the quote, and then do the names and date in a smaller font. If I use the Joan Elliott design, I'll have an area of about 70 x 70 stitches to work in.....

One of my stops on my hunt for the perfect alphabet was Cyberstitchers' free pattern collection. While browsing their recent additions, I found this absolutely beautiful fairy freebie.... The finished size is about 10" x 11". It looks an awful lot like some of Passione Ricamo's designs, though...I hope it wasn't "borrowed." (And if parts of it were, is there a copyright enfringement? I don't know how that would work.)

5 comments:

Karen said...

Can't wait to see that Shakespeare sonnet charted. We had it read at our wedding. : )

And I agree that the freebie looks a little bit like a PR. Hmmm...

Von said...

Erin, sounds like you're getting your design ideas pulled together. I know you'll come up with something brilliant!
This "freebie" looks suspicious to me too.

tkdchick said...

Glad you got your wedding gift all sorted out.. now its time to stitch!

Patti said...

Good luck on deciding what to stitch. And that is a gorgeous freebie - hard to believe it was a free design.

Jenn said...

What a beautiful freebie. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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