April was such a busy and crazy month that I totally neglected posting here. As a result, I have two months worth of ornaments to share today. Here we go:
09 May 2011 14 Comments
Hurray!! I put my first stitch in on January 1st, and I am happy to say that today I am finished stitching this lovely piece! The Blackbird Designs Mystery Sampler is comprised of bonus charts that were included in the Loose Feathers charts 31 – 34, in 2008 and 2009. Rather than stitching it on separate pieces and colors of linen, and then sewing the pieces together, I stitched mine on a long piece of off white Belfast linen. I made some substitutions in the hand dyed fibers as well, as the colors within hand dyed fiber lots vary wildly. I simply chose colors I preferred when I did not have the ones called for.
Fibers – GAST Mulberry – 2 skeins, GAST Gingersnap – 2 skeins, GAST Flax – 2 skeins, GAST Peacock – 2 skeins, GAST Shaker White – 1 skein, GAST Winter White – 1 skein, GAST Basil – 1 skein
WDW Charcoal – 2 skeins, WDW Moss – 3 skeins, WDW Olive 2 skeins,
Fabric – 32 ct Belfast linen cut 27″ by 12″
I am considering taking out the GAST Shaker White on the last panel. It is used in the small white flowers along the top and right edge. In the other panels, these flowers were stitched in Flax and I am thinking that I prefer that color. What do you think?
edited to add:
I did frog out the paler color last night, and stitched the flowers again with GAST Flax. It was worth it – I like it a lot more now!