Aug 27, 2016

A sampler and a santa

Hiya.  Remember the rust that I removed after I removed 4 other colors first?  Yes it looked good on the dark brown, but I just couldn't envision it with the red and blue at the bottom.  Thank goodness for linen's strength.  Because after I changed it to 632 which blended very nicely with the muted colors, I popped for red. 

Yep.  Something hit me (unfortunately it was right after removing the rust and completing the 632 replacement ) that 3777 was it.  I have removed as many stitches as I put in, over and over, same letters. Some evenings I looked around for Bill Murray because this project felt like Groundhog Day. Glad I finally hit on something I can live with.  I planned on the top of the piece being drab so the bottom pops, but it just wasn't working on this very dark linen. Now the large alpha is finally completed, the colors finalized, and I can move toward a finish. 
 
I hope it comes quickly because the mail brought another order and this guy was in it.  I didn't realize it required overdyed floss so I will have to make another order just for the threads.  I wish he was a little smaller.  On 30 count he is 7 1/2" x 6 3/4".  I also thought Cocoa linen (recommended) was very pinkish brown but this looks very Havana-ish.  I love the 3777 on my current dark brown linen and plan to use this combination for a few Santas.  I see another decision on the horizon.  Not good.
 
Have a great day!
 
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11 comments:

Barb said...

3777 is my go to red. I use it a lot. Anyway, the sampler looks really nice with that color. I do love the Santa.

C. M. Designs said...

Yay ! Marly is thinking Santas again ! Love him !
Christmas is sneaking up on us.
Charlotte in Virginia

Jacqueline said...

So many decisions....like what you are going with. I am using that red in my project right now. Sort of a dirty red in my estimation, not too bright.

Have a great Sunday.

Vickie said...

Sampler is lookin' good. That Santa is adorable.

Robin in Virginia said...

The sampler is looking good. I like your changes. Nice looking Santa!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Santa's mean cooler temps are coming right? I like the changes you made as usual to the sampler and really admire your artist eye in selecting colors.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love, love, love that Santa! blessings, marlene

Rugs and Pugs said...

Teresa is so talented! And one of the sweetest gals you will ever meet :)

Winnie Nielsen said...

I like your color changes on the sampler. You were right about how things blend with the dark background. Your new Santa looks like the perfect prim kinda guy. Looking forward to seeing how you make it up.

Von said...

It's dreadfully time consuming to try out so many colors, but you ended up with a winning combination!

Julie said...

The red is perfect!

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