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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

~ Linen, Thread & Raindrops ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
guess what?
it's raining!

and a perfect day to sort through my linens & thread ~
choosing some colors on a grey-day such as this can be a bit tricky,
as my mood can sometimes dictate my palette...




I've been perusing Pinterest {as usual}
and have found a few old samplers that were stitched on dark brownish linen ~
and I want to replicate that look for a new design I have in my head.

I have chosen Weeks "Chestnut" Linen and DMC threads.
the linen is 30ct and the thread colors are 831, 898, 918, 3021 & 3033.
of course I'll over-stain every thing once I'm finished, just for good measure.





 In the meanwhile,
Miss Beth 
{my nimble-fingered model stitcher}
has finished this:
"Cat in the Moon"




… remember me sharing with you a few weeks back
 that I wanted to work on Dames of the Needle's
"Witches Brew" linen?
well this is the design I wanted to have on it.
and I love it.
So Elizabeth, if you're reading this; 
you are da-bomb.
{{click HERE to visit Dames of the Needle's FB page}}


I love this linen SO much in fact, 
that I not only asked Beth to stitch the full-size model for me on the 28ct / 2 over 2 
but I am actually stitching a smaller version on the 32ct / one over one
yay!




SO teeny-tiny & I adore it.

I really do love stitching over one ~ it isn't as hard as some think, 
granted you have plenty of light & a good magnifying lamp.







you can really see the beautiful coloring
 in the "Witches Brew" linen in these photos ~




perfect colors for a little rainy-day stitching!








 Hoping you enjoy a full day of creativity & peace 
… my friends ~





~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

7 comments:

Louise Dückhow said...

Lovely colours.The yellow is what you need this rainy day haha.
Louise D

janice15 said...

Lovely everything, we finally got some sun here but afternoon time gets windy.. Happy Tuesday with love Janice

marly said...

Always loved needlework on the dark side.

Jackie said...

Great way to spend a rainy day!

Martha Doe said...

Hi Lori!

Love the cat in the moon piece! I really like the candle holder, too! where can you get those?

Prim blessings,
Martha

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Such beautiful stitchings . . can't wait to see the brown linen stitched up!
:-)

Nancy D. said...

So enchanting, that little puss on the Crescent Moon! And there's that Witches Brew linen...a perfect combination!

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