Thursday, January 26, 2012

Time for an Update

Since I am not involved in the TUSAL this year, it seems that I forget to post as often as I should







Be that as it may, below is the finished part one of Ellen Maurer-Stroh's "Antique Sampler" (the one with NO ALPHABET, remember?I am waiting patiently (NOT) for the next set of charts to be released.



In the meantime, I have gone back to Isabelle Haccourt-Vautier's BAP, "Grand Marquoir", and it IS BIG! Anyway, I have run into a problem with it and if I may, I would like to pick your brains.

The above is the chart of the next square in the Grand Marquoir. I DO NOT like it at all. I'm not sure what it reminds me of, but it bugs me.



I found a few things that I think would fit in both size (40x40 or so), and theme, feeling, whatever, and I like some feedback if you would be so kind.







Thank you so much for your input. Sometimes I need all the help I can get.



Love ya...........Grandma

17 comments:

Krista said...

That's a very pretty peacock you have done so far, Edy. I agree with you, that block for the grand marquoir is a strange one, from the three alternates you have posted I like the tree one best, but I think any of the three are a better choice than the original! Happy stitching!

Sandra said...

Having stitched Grand Marquoir myself, I think the tree design is the best choice. All the squares on GM are quite busy, so the style of the tree design would fit in well.

Karen said...

I like the tree design the best also. I don't know what the Grand Marquoir looks like, but I agree with you in not liking that particular part of the design.

Kristina said...

I vote for the tree also. It's the more quirky/unique/interesting of the three choices.

Shebafudge said...

At the risk of being repetitive - the tree one!

Lana said...

Beautiful progress on your peacock!!!

Stitching Cat said...

I, too, like the tree the best. And also agree that the mask looks very scary! Love what you have stitched so far.

Gillie said...

Very odd! I would go for the tree too!

Edy said...

I guess the tree wins!

Thank you guys.

Denise SA said...

Seems like we all agree on the tree. It is definitely better than the face.

Pam in IL said...

I haven't seen the BAP, but I personally like the tree the best. Nice progress on the first part of the Antique Sampler.

MelissaD said...

Even without seeing the rest of the sampler I would agree with everyone here and say I really like the tree - it seems to have that "sampler" feeling :)

That other design is really odd!

Kate said...

I agree the pattern is kind of strange. I would replace it with the tree.

Milly~ said...

I love the tree.

WelshHelen said...

Another vote for the tree :-)

Lizzy Pizzy said...

I agree that mask is not nice. The tree is a little big for the 41 x 42 space, but you could easily just choose a part of it to use. The style would fit really well with the rest of the Marquoir pattern. Look forward to seeing a pic of what you end up with one day
Liz x

Sarah said...

I would go with the tree too.