I was trying to decide if I should order the matka as recommended for finishing this pocket, or use some of my LWAC (linen without a chart). So here's Scarlet Letter's ????. It was purchased over 20 years ago and it's hand dyed..... persimmon?
And this is just as old - SL's hand dyed saffron...
The saffron is darker than this photo and looks great, but I think I would prefer something in browns. Too soon to tell - need more of the design completed, especially the reds. The persimmon is almost exactly the 918 but I don't know if it will be too strong. None of my pictures show true colors and I have to play with them to get them close which neither of these are, so I bought a new camera. A little Canon something or other that's still in the box. The salesman told me it is the best for close ups, but I also want to zoom in on the Orioles and other bright birds in my yard. The way the pears were going, I didn't think it was a good idea to break out a new camera and try to understand the instructions when I couldn't even count a few x's correctly. I came across the amber linen when I pulled SL's out and I really don't like it, as I've already said several times. When I don't like something, it's like I have to beat it to death, just can't let it go. I don't like amber linen. It just happened that I steamed and smashed this little pillow from my SIL yesterday, and wished I knew the linen color since I like it. I checked my stash - it's amber. I guess doing a 180 has become a habit.NEVER would have thought it could look this good when stitched! So I guess you can't judge a linen by its color, until you see it in a finished piece. Matches the little bear I stitched many years ago, and will never do again. Isn't he sweet? Look at that face!
I'm going to take 3 Advil now and when they kick in, go outside and plant my new tree. In my yard, with 2 types of clay soil, I either dig a hole and it fills up with water, or I need a spud bar and pick to get through the dirt. This area, spud bar and pick. I usually do chores that aggravate my neck when it's already aggravated. Why suffer twice? Hope you're all having sunshine!