Monday, February 12, 2018

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle friends, I've been working a bit on HEiotS...

... filled in the house part and the only real change was to use "Old Purple Paint" for the door instead of "Mulberry"... then I started up on my Spring piece... I began this stitch using a 40ct RR piece of linen... which I didn't like, it was far to stiff and the color was just off a bit so I frogged out the border that I had stitched and then dug around and found another piece of linen I liked far better.....

...  a really lovely piece of  36ct Lakeside Linen, the color is "Vintage Sand Dune."  I've restitched the border I frogged out of the other piece of linen and am a much happier stitcher with the way it looks.  The piece I started is LHN "Little Sheep Virtues" and I am stitching it as a single large sampler.  I have modified the border from the many colours and variations charted to a single color "Wilderness," and will be leaving the diamonds open - for now - I like the way it looks, but I just might change my mind.......  the end is a long way off.  I have also changed all of the colors from the recommended DMC floss to various overdyed floss' including WDW, CC, and GAST - I'll talk about them as I stitch along.

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

Take care,


  1. Nice to see your house construction finished, Edgar! Good start on your spring piece. The Vintage Sand Dune is such a pretty linen color.

  2. Nice progress on both and great idea to switch out the fabric before you're "committed" to it. I've had that happen.

  3. I always look forward to your personal changes Edgar on each piece you work on. Xx

  4. What a nice start. You are using one of my favorite "go-to"linens. I like the way it makes a sampler or anything stitched on it look older.

  5. Sparrow is coming along, looks great.
    Eager to follow your progress on your new start!

  6. I really like your choice of fabric! It's amazing how much different it looks and how beautiful. I really like that pattern, too!

    Blessings - Julie

  7. Dearest Edgar: Beautiful progress, it always feels good to see such progress.
    I am like you I sometimes change linens to my liking.


  8. Love it and the changes are spot on as usual! I get inspired to get off the computer and stitch every time I see your work.