Wednesday, March 30, 2011

that is the question

To cord or not to cord?
[Designer/Design Unknown (because I can't remember)]
This was the piece I mentioned in an earlier post where my late-pooch Chloe had gnawed on it, resulting in bleeding fibers. Mom skillfully salvaged one of my first completed pieces back in 2005. Now it’s 2011 and I’m just now getting around to giving it purpose. So pathetic, but I digress. I do like what its become, almost.

I laced the back, but have yet to secure it to the wooden base and that’s because it isn’t necessarily even (like I needed to tell you). I was so hell-bent on making sure it was securely fastened to the cut-out backing,  that I didn’t pay close enough attention to the front that the edges were, in fact, smoothly round. 

Anyway, cord or not to cord? That is the question. If I  attach twisted cord around the edge to hide the uneveness I'll have a more "polished" look. If I go cordless, I'll need to re-lace the back and not pull so tightly; making sure to pay closer attention to my front, but this means starting over. Either way isn't too bad - it's all fun and I still get a homemade pincushion, nonetheless.

So, what's say you! Talk soon, shall we?


Cheryl said...

Cord. It's easier and will look fabulous (I'm lazy like that). Love the finishing idea. I'll be "borrowing" the concept!

mainely stitching said...

I would put some cording or lace or something around the edge. What a pretty piece!

Anonymous said...

Cord the thing! Sally