The stitching continues & some color confusions

Hello everyone..

Bangalore is gloomy today..sunny boy seems to be upset with the wind and the clouds pestering him and has gone into hiding. It is reported that majority of  Indians are lacking in Vitamin D, with this climate we may need to get supplements 

Meanwhile, my anchor kit experiments continue. After completing the first flowery bush, I moved on to the next. The pattern and the instructions looked fine enough. And I stitched... But as I was completing the first part, it just didn't look right. The instructions just asked for fly stitch,but  the outcome did not resemble the picture provided.In fact, it looked awful - not like flowers at all.

I've posted below the picture shipped with the kit and this was the look I expected .I tried twice - but it just didn't turn out to be that way. Then I realized - the angle of the leaves were all wrong.The marked lines which I had assumed to be of leaves were not meant for leaves. I just hate incomplete and confusing instructions!!!  Well, that was it...I picked out everything and decided to do it my way.

The leaves were stitched with fly stitch and the flowers with fly stitch and lazy daisy in the middle.The colors were changed from dark to dark+ light and finally the lightest shade at the top.You can click on the pics for a better view.

The bottom leaves were stitched with cretan stitch/feather stitch. Have you noticed that feather stitch and cretan stitch are similar? - It is just the matter of changing the angle in which we stitch and you get presumably two different stitches!!

Then came the next bunch of flowers..they were meant to be stitched with white and green with a tinge of light orange and with some purple seed beads. But they looked too dull to me.Of course, it does match with the colors specified for the pattern.

 I made them yellow and red..

And this is how the pattern looks right now. What do you think? If given a choice, which one would you go for - The original colors or a color of your preference?
Meanwhile, my soon to be nine year old has put her baby steps into the world of crocheting. She made these with a little help from me..

How time flies!! When I started blogging, Meghna was barely two years old and now in a month's time she'll celebrate her 9th birthday..
I must also say thank you to many of my friends I made here in the blogging world, who have been with me in this journey. A big thank you hug from me to all of you. If you're reading this, do please leave a comment with your blog address - my hiatus from blogging and the demise of google reader has led to the loss of several blog addresses that I used to visit. I am now trying to get used to bloglovin - but it is not as good as Reader.Sigh!!
Till we meet again,

Love,luck and sunshine,


  1. Good to see you, Deepa! Your version is much better and your stitching is very good. I hope we get to see the finished piece!

    Meghna's crocheting is perfect. So good for a beginner!

    I've been using Feedly and Inoreader for blog reading. Inoreader is very much like Google reader was.

  2. I do like your choices, for sure!
    Glad to "see" you coming back!
    I'm using feedly instead of bloglovin - i think is more like the old reader :)

  3. I didn't like Bloglovin' at all, but there are other choices out there. I use Feedly and it's quite like Reader so I like it.
    The embroidery is looking good, I think you're right to do your own thing.

    My blog is linked to my name if you click on it.

  4. Your choice of colours is good. Best wishes to the new crocheter. The purse is cute.

  5. my WISHES to your daughter for the beautiful crochet work...

    and i like the red and yellow colour for the flower...

    beautiful work....
    have a good day..

  6. without a shadow of a doubt yours is by far the best, very nice indeed. Cute bit of crochet too good to see she is interested in stitching too

  7. I love how you've made it your own, great to see the progress on it. I use Feedly too

  8. aaand Deepa's back!! your stitching beautiful as ever.
    thanks for stopping by my blog

  9. I'm voting for your version too! I've never been a fan of kits, mainly because I am a rebel and want to do my own thing. The stitches used in most of them are okay, but it's usually the colours that I have issues with.

  10. I prefer your version of the flowers and colours also for the top part.
    It is lovely.

    A kit lists supplies and how to stitch. Some are excellent, others disappoint.
    Many people buy a kit and stitch it their own way to make it personal.
    I hope to see the finished piece too.

  11. I think it's unanimous-- I, too, prefer your colours! Nicely done. Kudos to your daughter on her crocheting.
    I agree with you about Reader-- I miss it. Hugs

  12. It's good to see your progress on these flowers. I prefer your version too. Like you I also miss Google Reader, I'm using Feedly now.

    Great to see the first crochet of your little girl, she did a great job! Fun, I have been teaching my youngest daughter to crochet too in the last 2 weeks.

  13. I have just discovered your blog via Pinterest. I was looking at Shisha mirrors and now have a lot more idea. I will certainly be looking in again. Thank you for your inspirational work. Barbara (SE England).

  14. I found your work on Pinterest. Your stitching is perfection and I look forward to looking through your blog. Thank you for sharing your talent here. It's Marvelous.

  15. I just discovered your Blog through Pinterest. Although I don't do embroidery anymore, I admire the work of others, and yours is no exception. The colors you chose for the flowers look so much better than what the pattern called for. I plan to return to your page regularly; it's so interesting to read about what fellow crafters around the world are doing.


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