Monday, October 29, 2012

Some Weekend Stitching

Gentle Friends in addition to the usual weekend stuff - I got some stitching in....  here is a snap of the little bits I got done on ATS....

Since this last section is all over little bits and pieces I am just working my way to the bottom.

I also jumped in with a small start on "Merry and Bright" from Erynne.  I had the hardest time settling on a piece of linen - In fact I frogged quite a few stitches from other linen choices before going with Silkweavers "Sudden Storm"......  here's a pretty sad snap, the light was very bad and I just couldn't get it corrected...

I also changed up the floss' - I had all the recommended choices but as I started to stitch I felt I really needed to change some of them - I have dropped WDW Aqua completely as my skein looks "off" on this linen and will use only CC Tyler Boy Blue - My other changes are:

For CC Vintage Violet I'm using GAST Hyacinth
For DMC Ecru I'm using DMC B5200 White
I am using CC Jolly Holly and adding another shade of green, WDW Lucky
Keeping CC Cocoa Bean
For DMC 648 I'm using GAST Aged Pewter
Keeping DMC 543
For DMC 310 I'm using WDW Mascara
For CC Golden Star I'm using WDW Marigold
For Dmc 754 I'm using CC Pumpkin Harvest
and for DMC 301 I'm using GAST Gingersnap

That's how the floss is working for now, but as I go along I may just change and substitute other colours.

That's the stitching front fro now, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


Nicola said...

That's a great start on Merry and Bright Edgar. It's going to look lovely when you've finished it. I'm going to download the charts myself, some of them will be great for Christmas cards.

riona said...

As always, I am enjoying your progress shots of ATS. I have it on my wish list on my blog and I ever so casually mentioned to my husband that if he was at a loss for Christmas gift ideas he could consult the sidebar on my blog.

cucki said...

beautiful stitching..
love and hugs xxx

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Lovely stitching (as always)....I really love your fabric choice for the SAL. I can't wait to watch your progress on this one, too.

Hope you and yours have a great day. :)

Angela said...

Love the new project :)

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely progress on ATS...and the new start looks very cute and whimsical!

Anonymous said...

You have a great start so far. I like the color changes and can't wait to see some more.

Akila said...

Am enjoying ATS a lot, especially love the little tree at the bottom with the 2 little birds. Would make a great small project.
Like your choice of linen too. Does it have a sparkle to it?

Deb said...

Wonderful stitching Edgar!

Margaret said...

ATS is wonderful, of course! And your start on Merry and Bright -- wonderful! I wish I were good at changing color like you are. There are definitely times when it would come in handy.

Peggy Lee said...

Gorgeous stitching Edgar!
I really like your choice in thread changes.

Shirlee said...

You are always an inspiration ... everything looks great!

Barb said...

ATS is going to be just beautiful!! Your start looks good too!

Catherine said...

Great stitches, Edgar!!