Tuesday, March 6, 2012

wip update...

I have an update of my very slow progress on my patisserie project:


I have stitched the awning on the patisserie in this bright pink floss.  I used chain stitch for the vertical stripes and back stitch for the edging.  I also added a french knot at the top of each scallop:


I am using black floss for the iron sign holder and I have stitched a yummy looking cake inside a cake dome.  I cannot decide what color I want the building to be.  Right now I am going with a light gray...I love pink and gray together!  What do you think?  I love to hear color ideas! 


Speaking of color, did you notice this sweet notebook? My sister made it for me for Christmas.  Obviously, I love the colors she used...


and I have found the perfect use for it!  I have been keeping a color number record of the floss I use on each embroidery project. Looking back through the pages, I apparently really  love dmc  #604!


15 comments:

Katie said...

I haven't even started mine yet! It's next in line though, the macarons are calling me!
I was thinking grey for the building, then I read along and saw that's the direction you were thinking anyway. So, I say good call :-)

Simone Arrais said...

Good idea! I love this little notebooks and I have collected they so far. You can find many treasures from the past inside of they! lol The embroidery is amazing as usual! Regards from Brazil!

Denise :) said...

Grey and pink is *very* pretty -- good call! And you notebook is very sweet -- and a smart use for it, too! :)

Bits of Stitching! said...

It is looking lovely so far, the colors are sweet and springy and your stitches are perfect!
May I ask, how many strands of floss are you using?
That little notebook is too cute and perfect for keeping record of the floss colors you use in your projects.
Have fun!

Beas said...

Grey is going to be just perfect!
This project of yours is SO sweet. Can't wait to see it in its finished form.

Greetings from Bea/Sweden

Farah said...

So cute note book and your use is great... Lovely one...I always love you colour selection Kim they are great...

Hope you would like to enjoy some good ceramic mugs and other crockery at....
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchens-love.html
With Love
Farah

Angela said...

Hi Kim,

I like the grey too. You could even try a smidge darker shade. Love the cake! Can't wait to see what other colors you bring in. This will be gorgeous! These would make precious little place mats - especially mixed with the other designs.

big B said...

Katie - Thank you! I can't wait to see what you do!
Thank you Simone! I love to go back and read through my old writing too!
Denise - Thank you!
Monika - Thanks! I am using six strands on the pink awning scallops and outline and three strands on the vertical pink chain stitch on the awning. For the cake I used three strands of brown floss, but six strands for the frosting/filling. The cake dome is three strands and the gray on the building is six strands. The black is also six strands. The black looks so much finer, I had to go back and count how many strands I was using!
Hi Bea - Thank you! I will keep updating my progress :)Farah - Thank you! I am enjoying using this notebook!
Thank you Angela - placemats - wonderful idea!!! I agree about the color -I thought I might experiment with a darker gray for the horizontal lines on the building - kind of like brick and mortar

lilipopo said...

I love your patisserie embroidery pattern it's so pretty. It's always interesting to see which threads you use the most! The notebook is gorgeous too

Kate x

big B said...

:) Thank you Kate!

Bobbypin Bandit said...

I absolutely adore your work! I can't wait to see the finished patisserie.

I am so glad to have found your blog!

big B said...

Thank you! I will keep posting pictures as I finish this one up!

l'alternativa said...

Bellissima la pasticceria, non vedo l'ora di vederla terminata, molto grazioso il note-book
Baci

big B said...

Grazie Emi, vi mostrerĂ² le foto presto!

Jules Woolford said...

I do like the pink/grey combo, very elegant. And that sweet and useful notebook - what a super gift!