Gentle Readers and Dear Friends your kind comments and sweet words about yesterdays Post are making my morning!!!!! Thank you all so much! I am getting there on Shores and have so enjoyed the stitching of this piece. Although there is quite a bit of getting bogged down with some of the fill stitching..... it is still a great piece.
Last night I finished up the latest instalment of the CCN's Cottages - "April" - I always have the hardest time getting a decent shot of this piece - and the three snaps I will post this morning all are different and not one of three really give you an idea of the colours... but what can one do??
So, here goes..
Here is April Cottage - I converted most of the floss from the recommended DMC to over dyed choices from my stash - Although you might think I am stitching this piece on an old Ace Bandage (do to the photo) I am really stitching it on 36ct Vintage Butter Creme.
Here is a list of my conversions - Left Column is the recommended and the right column is what I converted and used:
DMC 420 - Home Sweet Home Havana
DMC 422 - HSH Mulled Cider
DMC 533 - GAST Hyacinth
CC Amethyst - HSH Magic Spell
DMC 604 - GAST Old Brick
DMC 722 - WDW Pumpkin
DMC 744 - CC Finley Gold
DMC 3840 - GAST Peacock
and I stayed with GAST Chives and WDW Artichoke
Here is and overall shot of the piece as it stands....
and I already have May in waiting in the wings... here is a shot with some of the floss pulled...
When I first saw "May" on the Internet I thought to myself "oh my, another light blue house, so soon... that I will have to change" - but after pulling the darker of the blues I find that the picture of the model is waaaay off in colour and it is a more teal/green-blue than light blue colour.... so i am thinking I will not convert the main blue colours. I do like the use of WDW "Bright Leaf" for the border colour!!
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - do stop again!!