January 14, 2010
HOOKING & STITCHING AWAY
Well, I have been hooking away on my Maggie B rug and it is going along very very smoothly...except...I didn't have the right color or "value" of green for three of the leaves, so that kind of threw me for a loop...no pun intended! You know...when you are hooking along and then you take a step back and notice that the colors aren't exactly right?? That's what happened the other evening. So, I was able to order some "grass green" wool from a seller in the PRGHW group on Ebay. I am hoping to get it this weekend. I always seem to have trouble when it comes to green..I don't know why. It's just a very difficult color for me to choose.
I started a new cross stitch pattern from LHN...."Colonial Needle Works". It's an older pattern, but one I have loved. I am stitching it on 32 ct linen, in a beautiful pale blue. I am using Gentle Art floss and my old wooden embroidery hoop. I have never stitched on anything smalled than 28ct...so this will be a challenge...my eyes just aren't what they used to be!
I was so happy to find the Spring edition of one of the best magazines "Sampler and Antique Needlework". I love this magazine and look forward to every issue. It is full of early samplers, charts, and history.
Posted by The Eveningstitcher at 1/14/2010