Apr 20, 2013

Wasting more money

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.
Stay safe.
 
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10 comments:

Margaret said...

Such a bummer about the linen. That's what bugs me so much -- how they can name a linen or a floss color something and then it's not a consistent color. Shouldn't be that way. Can't wait to see the new pear. :D

Patty C. said...

So sorry about the linen - it adds up quickly doesn't it! (At least you are great at coloring your own linens!)

Patty C. said...

So sorry about the linen - it adds up quickly doesn't it! (At least you are great at coloring your own linens!)

Shaunterria Owens said...

Mary Moseley is beautiful, I really like the bright colors on that linen. Speaking of linen, I am sorry that what you ordered is not what you wanted. I hope you are able to transform it into something usable and beautiful :)

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Primitive Stars said...

Oh that stinking linen.....breath deep Marly, relax and put your feet up, but what's her name is beautiful, Francine.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Looking forward to the next pear, Marly!

Shirlee said...

Ordering linen online is almost always a surprise. So is ordering what the designer suggests & receiving something that looks nothing like the stuff she used. Dyeing may be the way to go. Hope your weekend is a good one!

Barb said...

I'm looking forward to the next pear! I know what you mean. I have no LNS so I order just things I know I will be ok with. Not always very exciting or exactly what you might like.

Andrea said...

I think I have some of that original Rook....will check tomorrow afternoon, if I can find it, will be more than happy to send it to you.

Vickie said...

Oh no Marly! Now you've got a pregnant one too! My mom's feral mama had her kittens. They are trying to find them. You cannot believe what their garage looks like! Think Sanford & Son.

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