Help me decide

chocolateis2b8(5OH)October 25, 2006

I've been thinking it's been a long time since I've done any cross stitch and would like to do some. I have a computer program that will make a pattern from any pic I can get in the computer.

I've narrowed the field down. Which of these do you guys like the best.

I'm kind of leaning towards the first, doesn't show hosta dog all that well, but does show some nice hostas. The second shows hosta dog real good and still has a nice hosta in it. But then again, the third has some nice color.

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caliloo(z6/7)

I would vote for the 3rd one. It is colorful AND shows some nice detail on Hosta Dog. I think the first would be tough to show dog detail and the second would be again very dark.

Alexa

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 7:31AM
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Teresa_MN

Definetely - go with the 3rd one. And what a nice piece it will make!

T

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 7:41AM
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lavendargrrl(7b Apex, NC)

They are all beautiful! I am leaning toward #2. I love the really close shot of hosta dog, the color contrast and the textures with the fern and lily foliage in the corners. But I could be swayed to #3 for the colors or #1 because it shows more hostas.

Can't wait to see what you end up choosing :-)
~Angie

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 8:10AM
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buff24(5b (SW Ohio))

I like #2 the best... the close-up shot of hosta dog is very cool!! I think #1 would be too dark, and #3 might not end up showing very good detail with all the tiny little flowers...

Buff

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 10:11AM
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playinmud(z6)

Choco,

The first one is nice, but the dog's face is in shadow. The second one is great, you see the dog's eyes. The third is very colorful with the mix of flowers and the dog. So, it depends on what you want to see highlighted...in #2 the dog or #3 the dog and daylilies. Personally I like the second one, lovely dog.

Make sure you show us the finished product!

PIM

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 10:28AM
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soccamutha(z7 VA)

#2...great pooch expression!

Becky

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 12:47PM
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Janice

Definitely #2, in my book! What a cutie, and a great subject to preserve in that way IMHO! :O)

Enjoying your "vacation"?

janice

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 8:59PM
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dirtdivarocks(z6 SW PA)

Number 2

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 9:10PM
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Janice

What if we combined the best of all of them!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 9:24PM
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hostabff

All the pics are great however #2 is fantastic. Can your program pick up details like the curly dog hair?

What I really want to know, "Is hosta dog a dog model?"
This dog looks absolutely adorable in all the pictures!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 10:15PM
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micke(6)

I like #3 (I love all your daylilies)
but I think the one you combined looks great too.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2006 at 10:43PM
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Teresa_MN

I like what Janice did combining them. And she brightened up the dog's eye on the right so it looks much better!

Teresa

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 8:03AM
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Janice

Good "eyes", Teresa--I wondered if it would be noticed! LOL
You must be "highly" visual, like me! :O)

janice

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 10:12AM
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playinmud(z6)

Oh that is nice Janice, and yes, I can tell you brightened up that pup's eyes too. That is a pretty dog, I'm partial to poodles, they are almost human (no offense to any other breed...we actually bred schnauzers in years gone by).

Barbie, do you know the name of that spider daylily next to your hosta dog? That is beautiful!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 11:17AM
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bunnycat(z6 NY)

Number 2 or Janice's version.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 5:49PM
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mary52zn8tx

I like the combo picture. What a sweet looking poodle, and the colors are just perfect. I am looking forward to your finished picture. How long does it take you to do one?

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 5:50PM
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chocolateis2b8(5OH)

I have decided, going with Janice's combined version. Thanks Janice, it is exactly what I needed.

I spent yesterday getting the pattern made and floss together, this morning getting the fabric prepared and actually got the first couple stitches in, 23 stitches down, 9,077 to go, zooming right along here, lol. This is going to be interesting, this is the first time I have done a project using my program, will be neat to see how it turns out. As to how long it will take, that will depend on how much time I'm able to put into it, I've had some projects take 6 months or more, but I do hope to get it done this winter.

Sorry Donna, can't tell you the name of that daylily. It does have a name, just don't know what it is. I went to a daylily/iris show years ago and the sales clerk took a shine to me for some reason and gave me 3 grocery bags full of daylily fans and iris roots that had lose their tags so couldn't be sold, most buyers there were collectors that insisted on names. Unfortunally my family was visiting at the same time and I had to split the booty with them, but I did end up with some beautys, just don't know the names of them.

Ok, back to stitching, now that I'm getting into it, I'll be doing it in every free second for a while.

BTW, thanks for the compliments on hosta dog, he's my absolute best friend in the whole world. No, he never was a dog model, he's just a ham, lol.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 6:19AM
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Janice

You will be posting a pic of your finished "project" won't you, Choco?
Glad you liked the "combo-pic"--my pleasure, for sure! :O)

janice

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 9:57AM
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aka_margo(z5a WI)

I think Janice's combination photo will look beautiful!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 10:16AM
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micke(6)

My husband had a poodle years ago, had to show him the pics of Hosta dog, he said what I thought he would say, "that looks just like George" his was a size smaller then yours though, I will never forget the year he gave George a mohawk (he was only 17 at the time, I warned him he shouldn't do it) but I have to say the look on his mothers face when she came in and seen it was well worth the ear blistering she gave him, and I actually think George held his head higher after that haircut.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 4:19PM
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hostared(Z5, IL)

Hi Cross stitch buddy,
Barb I like the combo the best. Although I do like #3 because of the color combo's. I think #1 could get boring in CS because of all the green. You need the blast of color to get you through the piece. If you could place a more varigated hosta next to Hosta Dogs head it could balance out the picture. Just a suggestion. Post it when you completed it.
Gloria

    Bookmark   October 31, 2006 at 8:39AM
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dirtdivarocks(z6 SW PA)

The combo is perfect and a great choice. I'm impressed. How did you do that? Lots of talented people here!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2006 at 6:05PM
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chocolateis2b8(5OH)

Just thought I'd let you guys know that I've been working most mornings on the stitching, I did go with Janice's combined pic. Didn't realize how much I missed spending my sleepless nights listening to a audio book and stitching away, it's very peaceful. I'm now on my 4th book and have it about 1/3 done, maybe less. Kind of excited about it since not only is the first piece I've done from my program, but also the first I ever made just for myself.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2006 at 5:11PM
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Janice

How wonderful, Choco! And you don't even have to worry about being up too late to get up so early
to get to work the next day! I know you are enjoying this time of relaxation and downright fun with
your stichery and listening!! :O) A well earned time for yourself and a wonderful piece of artwork, as well!

Keep us posted as to your progress!

And, thankyou, "dirtdiva", I'm glad you like my efforts. I use Adobe Photoshop,
"cutting and pasting" etc. to bring it all together! I love doing that sort of thing
so am always happy to do such as I can, being self-taught and all--definitely not
a "pro" but I am learning as I go! :O)

janice

    Bookmark   November 3, 2006 at 5:55PM
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