Oct 30, 2012

New charts

Hello there.  My Essamplaire order came in!   So here they are - all small to medium, more colorful, most with borders.  My last order from Homespun Samplar contained simpler marking samplers with a few exceptions.  This order is a little different.  When starting Eliza Pumroy, the very bright colors turned me off immediately and those are the threads I dipped into a touch of Pearl Gray dye to tone down.  Well, true to form, I'm doing a 180.  Maybe bright on a darker linen isn't such a bad thing.  I will follow these new charts' recommended colors to have a few bright spots among my pieces.  Borders are not my cup of tea either and although I love the designs, do not like executing the stitches.  Small areas of different colors, stopping and starting, is what bothers me which is probably why I don't stitch motif samplers.  So what did I choose to order?  Designs with borders, just in case.  Changes have become a way of life and preferences, just like the kitchen layout, can't be set in stone.  In fact, I came up with another kitchen layout, completely opposite of all the others.  Glenna said "indecision = paralysis" and it is so true.  Kitchen, paint colors, samplers, fabrics, siding, windows, you name it.  Time flies by and nothing is accomplished.  On to the stash.






And the final chart is not what I ordered, and not to my liking.
I may browse again today and reorder my original choice if I find a few more.  I dyed linen this morning (for the above Betsy Gill) and will show you a few things about that and also post the third pear chart in upcoming posts. 
 Going through the linens I realized that most are unbleached and too gray for me.  Remember this photo of my inventory showing the differences yet they are all unbleached, raw or natural?  I see more bleaching and dyeing in the future, even though I said I was done.  I don't think I have a choice.    
 That's all I used in the early days but prefer the softer tan of the right side or even the center piece.  Belfast's tan is nice but I prefer 28 or 30 count, not 32.
So I'm pitching again.  I gave away basic charts and threads, and selling for 99¢ on Ebay is a waste.  Paypal takes 30¢ per transaction plus a % and there's the selling fee to Ebay so it's really not worth it.  Buttons and charms are already in the trash along with some threads that I will just never use.  I'm getting down to the bare bones and that's fine with me.  Too many things taking up space and adding to choices = indecision = paralysis.  That's all for this post.  Just show and tell.  Well ..... show and gripe. 
Prayers for everyone in Sandy's path.
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19 comments:

Judy said...

Nice charts--but definately brighter than I see you do. Yep, more changes on the way. But just think of it as your contribution to creating your lovely pieces!

Judy heartland stitcher

Penny said...

Love them all!! Even the one you don't care for! You have lots of work ahead of you.... if all those patterns were mine, it would take me years and years to complete them.... I am a REALLY slow stitcher!!
We survived the hurricane, although we have no idea of what our house on the Jersey shore looks like.... They aren't allowing anyone there yet, so it's wait and wonder.....and worry....
Have a nice evening...
Penny

Kaisievic said...

They are all gorgeous and I love the bright colours - they will make a change for you.

Rugs and Pugs said...

You call those small to medium charts? We definitely have different definitions of those two words!
Happy stitching.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Krista said...

Lots of great new stash, Marly!! Looks like you will be busy! :)

Patty C. said...

Drooling over here !!!!

Rebecca said...

Love your new stash pieces, Marly. Most of them are new to me. I don't think I have ever seen them before out there for sale. I love Homespun Elegance too.
Hey, just FYI, if there is any 32 ct that you would like to get rid of I would be happy to purchase it from you. Even charts you don't love. I really like stitching on 32 ct. Please just email me and let me know what you have.

Barb said...

Great new charts!!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my...Oh my....L.O.V.E. these samplers!!
Which one will you start first?

Chris said...

I love your new charts. I think that I have Sarah in my stash.
You are so good about purging your stash. I really need to do that.
That natural linen that everything came with back in the day almost seems like burlap compared to the linens that are available today. There are so many more options.
I think that I am going to stitch that deer for my November ornament. Thanks for the link!!

Shirlee said...

Betsy Gill is definitely my favorite but I'm also really drawn to S.S. for some reason. All are gorgeous though & I like your idea about having a few brighter ones in with the usual. I also have a ton of linen that is more on the grayish/pearlish colored side ... something I thought was a good idea when I came back to the fold. I've noticed, however, that although I don't care for the feel of it, I like the color of the lambswool you can buy at Hobby Lobby.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly.....love all the Sampler charts....how will you pick one to start with....they all are beautiful.....Happy Halloween Francine.

Vickie said...

Oh Marly, I like Betsy!
Seems like a colorful future for you.

Edgar said...

What great samplers!!

Joy said...

They are all great...maybe it's time to stitch a bright one and overdye after stitching. Happy Day!

Anne said...

Love them all!! Especially Betsy! I love all samplers but am more drawn to the motif ones. Although I did purchase a couple of samplers (inspired by you) from Homespun Samplers that are more just the alphabets.

Suzanne said...

Great charts, they a really pretty designs! I am trying to slowing get through my linen stash, somehow I managed to acquire a ridiculous amount in a very short time. I have quite a bit of 28ct in natural and tan colours I don't like using anymore, I prefer higher counts these days. I would be happy to do a swap if you liked.

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