Hello everyone! The snow is a comin' here in the Shenandoah. The grocery store was a zoo yesterday and I can only imagine what it will be like today. I ran to my LNS (40 mins away) yesterday to get some threads and fabric. I think I will be finished with Sara by tomorrow and I wanted to get started on a new project. So I bought threads and fabric for TWO new projects. Sorry, I could not help myself! I have joined the Beatrix Potter SAL and want to get started ASAP and I needed the fabric and threads. The called for fabric is Antique White and I decided to go with a different color thread than the original (which I believe is a reddish color.) I have been stitching with a lot of browns, reds, greys, pinks lately and I was drawn to this gorgeous teal-y color called Bretheren Blue (GAST.) I love the color but it is a bit dark so I am going to rinse the threads first and hopefully get rid of any residual dye that may bleed onto the fabric. Here's hoping!
I don't plan to stitch on Bea more than a day or two a week so my other new project will be "Family Record Sampler" by Hester's Needle (another hubby present.) Here are two pics...sorry about the lighting it is dark outside due to the impending snow.
I wanted to change the called for colors, A LOT. My idea was to use the colors of the dogwood tree, pinks, white, green and brown since I am going to stitch my grandmother's family (father, mother, brother and sisters) and the dogwood is my grandmother's favorite! But the lady at the LNS said that it might be better if I went monochromatic and stuck with one color. At the time, I liked the idea since I plan on stitching this piece more than once. So, I chose a bright raspberry color and natural linen. As she was cutting the linen, I saw another color that I just had to have, Berry Patch (Cresent Colors.) It was perfect since it looked just like the colors of my great-grandmother's rose bush.