Pyramid Etui

Yesterday afternoon/evening I finally started laying out all the pieces for my CA Wells class for the Pyramid Etui – no mean feat in approx 36C heat, and I hate ‘gridding’ at the best of times. Anyway, my next challenge is to make a decision before I can start stitching. I keep thinking of the Sesame Street song “one of these is not like the others” … if you know me well, you’ll know where my dilemma is when you see the following piccie:  

I just can’t bring myself to have that dreadful lolly pink in my stitched Etui … in fact, if I’m honest I’d personally change ALL the colours to richer yummy ones, and one day I may stitch it again and do just that.  Anyway, the next piccie is what I’m thinking of doing, and wonder if it will look OK?  I had in the back of my mind that I’d rather substitute the pink, which is a stark contrast to the other colours in a way anyway, to a muted duck egg blue or very light turquoise – I found this NPI silk in my stash and think it might work out OK, what do you think? It’s either that, or find a pastel blue from somewhere, but there’s definitely no way the pink is staying! 😉

On the other hand, the Peacock Needlecase colours are just totally scrummy, and I can’t wait to stitch with them!  Check these out … it gets a resounding “mmmmmm, yummy” from me! 😉  I’m going to stitch the Etui first, mainly because I know I won’t enjoy stitching with those muted colours as much, and my treat at the end will be to stitch with these yummy ones!

Rightio, time to get motivated and put a few stitches into something – thankfully the heat is a lot lower today, so it should be a more productive day.  We still have a couple of DVD’s left to watch (we got ones that we can keep for 2 days), so that sounds like another perfect day of stitching and movies … at least for part of the day anyway.  Then we have to have a tidy-up session (there’s stitching stuff everywhere LOL) before we make a call to kick real estate agent butt! 😉

16 thoughts on “Pyramid Etui”

  1. Hmmm… I had a look at the pic of the pyramid etui and it looks like the pink goes between the yellow and a greyish green. So I’m thinking you might have to reorder the colours to make the new turquoise fit in properly. And if you’re going to do that, why not change more of the colours to ones you love? 🙂 A shame to do all the stitching but not love the colours.

    If it was me, I’d do the other one first while I thought a bit about the etui colours 🙂 But that’s just a thought {{{hugs}}}

  2. I’m with Nicki! Start the peacock one and just keep looking at the colours of the etui on the fabric until you decide 🙂

    Either way – they are both lovely projects! WIsh Ms Wells had come to Melbourne! *sigh*

  3. I agree with Nicki, Anne. I had a look at the Etui online and you might end up totally frustrated in the end, which would be such a shame with that challenging design! If you start with the peacock needlecase, it might actually inspire you for the Etui’s colours. 🙂
    Glad to know it is less hot today! We’re having amzingly mild temps here – it feels like spring, birds and cats are courting, and flowers are budding everywhere! Crazy.

  4. I’m probably not the best person to be offering advice on changing colors, because I’m scared of it 🙂

    But if you won’t be happy with the pink, I say go for it!!

  5. I actually quite like the pink 😉 It lightens up the other colours and I think they look a little drab without it. If you really hate the pink, why not go for a soft peach instead? There looks to be a peachy-pink shade in the variegated thread next to it and I think that would work just as well – it would add warmth and brightness without being too sickly.

  6. What a decision to have to make! I think I would switch out for colours that I loved. But then I’m always second-guessing my choices….so I’m not much help! I can’t wait to see your progress on this.

  7. Such pretty threads! You might look at a blue that is slighly more muted? I’m sure whatever you choose, though, will be lovely! Can’t wait to see your start on these!

  8. Yes, I agree with the comments made by Nicki too. Good luck with whichever you choose.

    Happy Belated birthday too. Sorry it’s so late – I’ve not been around much recently. Glad you’re enjoying your time with your mum. Sounds like you’ve had some great food and some lovely days of stitching.

  9. I agree with KarenV for the peach or maybe a muted blue as this one looks a bit off to me, but I donn’t know how it will have to look in the end

  10. I really don’t have an opinion on changing the colors. i am not familiar at all with the piece you will be working on. i know it will be great whatever you do though.

  11. That is a fairly horrible pink, I have to agree. But I’m not really a blue person either, so I can’t offer any advice. I’d probably stitch it all in avacado, brown, and orange. Can you tell my tastes froze in the 70’s? LOL

    Love your zoo pics, too. Some gorgeous birds, but that monitor lizard really caught my eye. What a beauty!

  12. I think the same as both Karen and Nicki, if you were to use turqoise I think it might need to be a bit more muted shade than the one here? I would try to pick a shade from the overdye thread next to the pink so it blends nicely together but then again maybe your turqoise does IRL as we are only looking a photo. This is such a lovely project to be doing and I’m sure you will love the colours as it takes shape :-))

  13. Happy Belated Birthday Anne! I also was going to recommend going with a peachy type tone. It offers the contrast, but is not so pinkish… I just looked up what your stitching and it’s beautiful! I can’t wait to see you do this 🙂

  14. Ooooh, the peacock colors are totally yummy! Sorry you don’t like the pink for the etui, but I’m sure you’ve figured something out by now. I think the pink is quite charming, actually. But then, I’m coming to like pink, so I can’t really talk. 😉

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