Mar 31, 2015

Smalls SAL

I actually finished my "small" during a Quick Stitch Weekend with one of my online groups.

Floss Toss
Designer: Palk√≥ 
Design: March  Monthly SAL

Stitched on 28ct linen with DMC Color Variations 4045, Carries Creations Lichen,  and Dinky Dyes LE Silk Meadow.  It's been fun each month choosing the fibers to stitch with.  It gives me a chance to use colors and brands I normally don't stitch with.

Mar 1, 2015

Midnight Watch

:: Happy Dance! ::

Midnight Watch is finished.  Woo Hoo!

Started:  October 12, 2014 ~ Finished March 1, 2015
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 32ct Wichelt Linen, Twilight Blue
Fibers: DMC, GAST, WDW and Crescent Colors
I substituted several of the colors in order to use what I had in my stash.  I've gotten quite a few compliments on the color changes and inquiries as to what I did.
•  Crescent Colors Blackbird and DMC 3799 for the lettering
•  DMC 310 and 921 for the border
•  GAST Burnt Orange instead of WDW Sweet Potato
•  Six Strand Sweets, DMC 612 and 739 for the moon
•  WDW Bullfrog and GAST Apple Cider as called for in design
•  DMC 730 instead of CC Pea Pod
•  DMC 951 for GAST Apricot Blush
•  DMC 437 for GAST Brandy
•  DMC 781 for GAST Gold Leaf
•  DMC 918 for GAST Mulberry
•  DMC 642 for GAST Toasted Barley
•  DMC 935 for WDW Caper
•  DMC 402 for WDW Carrot

I had to reconfigure the last line of letters and numbers.  I created the numbers for 2015 since the design is charted for 2009 and doesn't include numbers.  I couldn't fit my middle initial at the end so I left it out.