Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Orange flower disaster???

Before we get to the orange flower issue, I tried out some stitches for the Emerald City.  Not sure about any of them.

 I was stumped for a stitch for these flowers.  I want them to be cute but not take away anything from Glinda.

I sought the help of an expert.  If you do not have Amy's videos, you are missing out.  I stuck this one in the DVD player.

Byzantine stitch
One of her flower stitch suggestions was an irregular jacquard.  I thought that stitch was a little too long here but tried the Byzantine stitch.  I am still thinking about it.


  1. What about button hole stitch? I like what you have done, though!

    1. Thank you. I was thinking of buttonhole for the smaller flowers at the bottom. Maybe I should use it for all.

  2. I hope you keep the Byzantine Stitch for the flowers. They look jazzy and fun.

  3. You are right, button hole is best for smaller ones. You realize that I was by no means criticizing your stitch choice! I love the Byzantine!

  4. I like the Byzantine but not exactly the way it's working. I really like the way it looks on the lower left petal. What about doing that V on every petal but with the point of the V pointing to the center edge of the petal like the lower left one. Treat each petal as a separate piece. Just thinking out loud here.

  5. As beautiful as this canvas is and the flowers will be gorgeous when finished, I only have one thing to say....Betsy, Betsy, Betsy!!!!