Hi everyone. Hope your weekend is going well. No progress to show on ....????....what the heck is her name? Who am I working on? You know - the long one in the last post. I'm so flustered I can't remember her name but I know what she looks like! She's very long and the piece of linen I'm using for her was already cut, so I had to remove the top border and several rows of letters which took two evenings to do. I would have had enough fabric to just move further down and start over, but not if I want a fringed bottom. What's-her-name is all cleaned up and I started her once again, this time minus the top border AND - with the charted colors which is why I removed the prior stitching. She'll be bright, but Mary Moseley surprised me when completed because I liked the bright colors, so I'll try again. What has me upset is my second attempt at Rook. The seller was very nice and scanned the fabric for me so I could see the color. It looked similar, but you know our computers lie. So I received it today, and once again, absolutely no where near my loved olive brown.
The bottom one is the first order, the top piece is the second. This one is very pinkish taupe and not stiff or coarse like the others. I'm done. No more ordering online except for the basic neutral or unbleached. I don't have a local shop but have a vast array of dyes. Of course it won't be the same and I really didn't want to start this again, but I've wasted enough money. It's no one's fault, it's just the way it is. The seller included a small swatch of another color with my order and since I know for sure what it will look like, I'm ordering a piece of that color.
On another note, the cat that has been creating a problem here is sitting in the back yard staring at the house and it appears to have quite a belly. Probably another pregnant young female. Trying to help her with these other wild brats chasing her will be a challenge.
I worked up the design for the next pear this morning and will stitch it this evening and tomorrow. Hopefully, it will look like I expect it to and I won't have to come up with another!
Thank you for visiting and enjoy your weekend.