Nov 19, 2017

Time to get it done

After MANY changes, I can proceed on this little Santa.  Maybe it's because my other PS Santas were on the lower count linen with two threads, but this single thread on 35 count was not to my liking.  The 501 tiny pattern in his coat did not show well at all on the 221 background.  So I brightened the red, removed it.  Changed the 501 to a different green, removed it.  Decided gold would show better.  The outline wasn't much different than the gold, removed it and used the gold.  Decided to keep the 501 beneath the coat, but the 221 for the cardinal was blah, changed it to 321.  I don't like the darker pinks for flesh, used the perfect 3864 but the ivory beard didn't contrast enough!  That became 3773.   And after all that, I think I may remove the pattern in the coat and make it solid red.  Will it ever end???
 
The problem could be the change in linen and thread count.  I love it for samplers, but there doesn't seem to be enough fill for me when using darker colors.  Just me I guess.  New order at 123 is all 35 count and one 40 piece.   Even though I am still struggling with this lingering slump, I order more fabric.  If I would have kept a journal on the Santa pieces, I would know what count I used previously so counting their stitches will have to do.  The little white field at the very top left of the blog allows for a search of all posts so I can easily go back for reference, but what would I enter?  Maybe the PS book # or title would bring it up. 
 
Hope your weekend is going well!  Ours was continual rain and cold temps.  At least it wasn't snow!
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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5 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

I think what you have stitched so far looks good.

kelley said...

all day yesterday I kept being so thankful it wasn't snow...seems like we got a foot of rain...I'm resisting buying new wool...my slump is becoming epic...

Rugs and Pugs said...

It just started to snow here in northern Ohio and the wind is howling. UGH!
You just crack me up. I would have given up on that Santa long ago.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Lauren

kelly tadlock said...

Your Santas are beautiful! 🎅

Maryann Olsaver said...

Love your Santa’s Marly

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