Hello people. Hope all is well and you'll have a splendid weekend. I'm getting pounded by rains, half my yard is under water, and wet cats are tearing up my back room chasing a piece of jute.
Here's one side finished with a color change of the green from 936 to 3362 and I stitched a wonky flower on the top right instead of having it cut off as charted.
My trip to the needlework shop yielded a piece of 40 count (my first), her last piece of Copper Penny, Belfast Amsterdam Blue, and 4 packs of needles. My first petites. I was hoping for a 35 count in the blue/teal but looking through her samples, we didn't see a blue that was "it". The thread colors on the Amsterdam make you go OOHHHH and the colors on the true blues were more EH. I don't know how else to explain it.
The fabric looks very blue online but is slightly teal and my piece matched DMC 3768 almost perfectly. What do I do? Over one would not be a fun stitch for me and on 32 it may be too small. She had a piece of a similar color in 28 count but I didn't think at the time that it may be an option for over one. I need to work out a stitch count and see what size the finish will be.
This one is without a flash. My original mystery linen, also 32, is on the left and the Amsterdam is on the right. My old mystery piece is a little more blue but it may be same, just a different dye lot from 20 years ago.
As you know, my mind doesn't work as efficiently as in the years of tight jawlines and estrogen. Do I finish this started piece now? Start charting the blue instead? Use this chart as the basis and wing it with the florals as I stitch? Decision time. I'm running out to do a few errands and will think about it when I return.
In case you're looking for a cheap cat toy, consider this. Missy broke the rush seat she is always on and chewed off a piece to play with. So considerate. The others joined in and it was a free for all. When I saw their excitement over it, which looked like a mouse tail, I cut a few pieces of jute and tied them together. They LOVE it. It's like a hockey rink in there now.
I'll be browsing online shops for other teals in 35 count tonight...........wait a minute. Am I not the mad dyer? Why can't I attempt to create the color on the count I want? I could practice on scraps and maybe even end up on 40! I have gold and green, need to buy the blue, and I'll be cooking up a color this weekend. If it doesn't work, I have Amsterdam.
I see that I have some new followers. Hiya. Welcome! And thank you. You guys put me over 800 and my blogaversary is coming up in February. Giveaway!! I need to keep a journal of things I've offered. I tore everything apart looking for that cardinal when I was decorating for Christmas. It finally dawned on me last week that I don't have it! That wasn't the first time I've wasted good cuss words searching for something I gave away. Any ideas for this next one?
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