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Friday, April 2, 2010

{ Changed my Mind...again.....}

Hi friends....
have you ever begun a sampler,...
after having spent considerable time picking out threads & linen colors...
stitching on a very small count...
only to find that your threads aren't showing up as you'd like them to?


yes, I've been stitching on my
"Plump Wife"
but my stitches were fading into the background
of the Parchment colored linen...
I decided to try this: (see pics above)
...it is Week's Dye Works Overdyed Linen in Chestnut (30ct)

I am stitching this one-over-one
...with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads
and like the results...
ast least the colors of the GA/ST are showing up
on the darker background!!

I'll be here in the shop today,
...working between pulling weeds from the shop garden
and on this sampler!

Hoping you all have a lovely Easter Weekend!!

Blessings from the Farm,Lori


Diva Kreszl said...

sadly I can relate, I have had to remove more stitches than I care to think about just to start over!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Very, very pretty, love the colors:)


Nancy said...

Yes, that has happened to me! I love the name Plump Wife Sampler.

Happy Easter!

primitivebettys said...

I've done that too many times... and have a stack of unfinished, deserted sampler starts to show for it too! (guess I'm too lazy to pull the stitches out! lol) I'm working on a piece of Chestnut linen too. It is YUMMY! :)

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

I really like how the threads stand out on your new linen. Could I ask what cross stitch program you use for designing your pieces? I've looked at a couple and hesitate to spend the money if I won't like it. Thanks so much!


Lori said...

Hi Teresa!
I use pattern Maker software...
I use the Professional version,yes, it is expensive, but worth it...other than that, there is PC Stitch, less expensive but not as many features...do yourself a favor & google both ~ you can download both for free to see if you like it, then purchase the software from ebay, or etsy, or amazon,....

hope this helps!

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