And that's exactly what I wanted. I LOVE Rook linen and recently ordered more with a few other discontinued colors of the 18th Century linen. My heart sank when this came.
Left to right is 18th Century Mustard Seed, Brown, Rook, and Sea Glass. The Sea Glass is more green than it shows in the photo, and closer to the Rook that these two pieces are stitched on. But the Rook (to the left of the sampler) is no where close, very light, and although marked as Rook, I have to wonder. I love the other colors which are new to me, but the purpose was to acquire more of my favorite. I understand that hand dyed can be inconsistent, but I never expected this. Maybe I should stick with dyeing my own as I had been! This piece is so similar to my hoard of unbleached that I will probably try doing just that. Without local shops, we all take a chance when ordering new fabric since our computer screens can't replicate the actual swatch. Ordering what we've already seen and have, we can expect some slight differences, but I wouldn't call this one slight!
I haven't started another sampler yet, and not sure if I will finish the free design I was working on. The three new choices all have wonky borders with several color changes and flowers. That drives this alphabet girl nuts. We'll see what mood I'm in later for the decision.
I don't want to bring up the tragedy because I'm sure everyone is very upset, myself included.
Enjoy your day.