Monday, October 23, 2017

A Little Stitchin' (with a little update)

Gentle Friends, well, here's a snap of my new start.....

... it's a lovely large piece from Heartsring Samplery called "His Eye is on the Sparrow."  I left my notes at home about the specifics but here's what I remember...... I have already changed the main green vine colour from WDW Oscar to GAST Camouflage and the red flower was to be done in another red and I chose a GAST color called Old Red Paint.   The reason for the changes it two-fold - I didn't have enough of either color in my floss stash to complete the border without reordering - and then I would have the problem with different dye lots..... but I did have multiple skeins of each of these from the same dye lots..... the second reason, I really like the color Camouflage and have used it on many occasions for a dark shaded green and Old Red Paint is a great red color that works well with the green.  I forget what the linen is exactly, but it is a 36 count piece with lots of green mottling.

UPDATE: The linen is 36ct PTP Heritage

There you go sports fans thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Good start! I need to check out the green you are using. I look forward to seeing your progress on this one, Edgar.

  2. That border is so pretty. I have been contemplating this one.

  3. This is such a stunning design, Edgar! And it's a big one, too. I can't wait to see your version.

    Belated congrats on your Halloween quaker. You've really tempted me to put that chart on my shopping list.

  4. I have seen that one finished. It is huge but well worth the time and effort. You have a good start.

  5. I think I said before doing the border first to me is very brave...I was tough start in the middle and work out. I have tried otherwise and get nervous. That is a nice start to a large piece. Looking forward to following progress.

  6. Beautiful Edgar! I had to check out this pattern on 1-2-3 Stitch.... came sooooo close to purchasing, but I have many TBF (to be finished) cross stitch items.... no more until I make a dent! :-)


  7. Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!
    Thank for your very good article...!

  8. I've seen this one finished, great start you have made.

  9. Enjoy the stitch. I am down to the last page but stalled. I wanted to stitch some other things and it is just to big for me to drag around. I am hoping I can finish this year. I started it in 2016...

  10. LOVE this design! Oh wow, I can't wait to see your future progress on this beauty. Love the Heritage linen you're using - one of my Faves from PTP along with Legacy and Wren and many others. Beautiful start on this huge sampler! Kevin