I have had this pattern for so long I don`t even remember buying it. I started it (barely) a few years ago and wasn`t satisfied with the teals in it. I remember I wanted to switch the colors, but something else must have come along and batted it`s flossy lashes at me and this got forgotten. So I picked out what little teal I had done and substituted some pinks and this is what I have come up with:
I switched the teals for DMC 760, 761 and the paler shades in the same colour family (the numbers escape me at the moment.) So I have a finish!! I have impressed myself. I`m not sure if I will frame it or make it into a box top or pouch of some kind. I need to think about it (otherwise known as procrastinating)
I am gathering supplies for this next, it is Heirloom Stitching Sampler by The Victoria Sampler.
I don`t have the right threads, so I am scouring the net for pics and am going to do my own colour scheme. The thread kit for this is around $89.00!! I have so many over dyed threads I can`t justify buying more, so I am going to choose from these:
As you can see, I have a lot of overdyed threads. When the local needlework went out of business I bought tons of stuff...threads patterns and fabrics...I think it was either at 50% or 60% off. I didn`t order off the net at that time, I don`t even think we had a computer back then. The nearest shop was going to be hours away by car and when I want to stitch something, I want to do it NOW...so...um yeah. Got a bit carried away with the threads.
Here is a bit of the sampler started. The thread is Weeks Basil....so pretty!!
I will also be subbing in some DMC solids for some of the colours. So that is what I have been up to in the stitching department. Til next time, keep stitching ladies!!