Monday, 30 April 2012

Machine Cross Stitch Dilemma...

Well I finished my Sewing Machine Cross stitch.

It is in dire need of a good pressing but it's done.  I only hesitate in pressing it as I might unpick bits of it yet.
Rather than go for all black I added gold highlights to three little places, as suggested by the clever Ruby thinking it would give it the vintage singer machine feel, but now I'm not so sure. Maybe it's the shade of gold I have chosen?
What do you think, unpick those bits and do it all black or leave it alone?
It's rather dinky overall, here it is draped over a standard 16" cushion.

Once you have helped me decide I will get it off to be framed... then the next dilemma - glass or no glass, oh bother!

Thanks ladies x

23 comments:

Gem said...

I must say personally I quite like the gold bits, it breaks it up a little but I'd say go with your heart, if you are unhappy with something the chances are you will always be unhappy with it and it would be such a shame not to be in love with this gorgeous print x x x x

VintageVicki said...

I think the opposite - all black would be better. Yes to glass but non-reflective if you can get it. If not still glass as the dust would ruin it.

verykerryberry said...

Personally I love it as it is, beautiful

LaaLaa said...

It's lovely! I think I'd do all black though. Xx

Dinki Dots said...

I think I would do all black - but it still looks gorgeous! Such a lovely design!
Maria x

Trouble said...

I love it as it is.

Luv Jane XX

.Rosa Lily said...

Amazing work, really beautiful!

littleredcraftingcorner said...

I like it as it is! I always like a little bit of colour :-) Its lovely either way though!!

Jille said...

Unpick it love! You know that you're not really happy with it! I think it's brilliant as it is, but as Gem says go with your heart xxx

cheekyhandmades said...

I love it as it is but then I like a splash of colour. Where did you get the pattern, it is amazing?!

A Blessed Life said...

I am going to go with leave it alone, as anyone with an old Singer machine will tell you they are black with some gold so i think it makes it more realistic,I just love it,also the glass would protect it not just from dust but from insects etc after all that hard work,at the end of the day if you are happy just leave it and be very proud as it is delightful.

Crafty Helen said...

Is the gold too yellow? Is that's what is bugging you? I think either all black or a duller, more bronzey shade of gold maybe? Beautiful design though, it will look amazing once framed. XX

Secret Blogger said...

If you aren't happy then you should change it but I think it looks great.

X

qwiksave said...

I love it as I love typography & lettering. I also like the addition of the gold bits because they lead the eye around the picture. OOh, we are all saying different things, you will have to decide what you are going to be happy with. x

keshling said...

It's absolutely beautiful as it is but I agree with those who say that if you're unhappy with it now and don't change it you'll always regret it. And definitely non-reflective glass!

K xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch is gorgeous, it will be beautiful framed.

Janice said...

veeerrrrry nice - I love it as it is, although personally, I think all black for a singer would be in keeping, and more 'uniform' for this design. Beautiful.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

This looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see it framed with glass but I think I would unpick the gold and do those bits again in the black x

dosierosie said...

I like the little bits of colour and I think the whole thing is fabulous.
Gillx

Wendy said...

I actually love the gold, I think it looks great.

Sisters Attic said...

I am a collector of Singer sewing machines and Singer sewing items. In all honesty it is hard for me to pass them by at auctions and yard sales. I love vintage sewing machines!
All Singer printed items are in green and red. The machines are usually black with a deep gold in the design.
I love the machine you stitched, but the color just does not jive for me. I am sure it is all about personal preferences! For myself only, I would use red or just all black. No matter what you decide, it is a fantastic stitch and thanks for sharing it with us. It is a pleasure to see.

Mrs A. said...

I think red would look good instead of the gold. Hugs Mrs A. (aka Miss April).

My Norfolk Life said...

This is gorgeous! So very pretty.
Claire