Friday, October 14, 2016


Our friend Vickie asked a question in the comments of my last blog entry, and I thought I would answer it here today, just as an FYI. I've looked at other stitchers' renditions of the Joyful World SAL and wondered about their choices too. :)

So here is a snippet of November. Most of the colors are indeed DMC, but there are a couple of changes. I pulled all the DMC to compare to the photos of the project online, then decided to change the border and corresponding areas to a GAST limited edition, unnamed, I had in my stash. It's a dark variegated brown that contrasts nicely with the other colors. I decided that DMC 414 was too dark of a blue and am using a Silk 'n Colors Heirloom Blue. And for the heart symbol, that is the bluish color leaf, I changed to Weeks Dye Works Cadet. So far, I'm very pleased with how these flosses are playing together in the design!

Awhile back I placed a small order with Picture This Plus for some 32 ct linen. I hadn't heard of this online shop until I started watching a little flosstube, so thought I'd give them a try. It took a couple of weeks to receive the order, which they clearly state on the website will probably be the case, but it still arrived in a reasonable amount of time. And I am quite pleased with the colors of the linen I ordered!

Each piece is 13 x 18 and from left to right are: Ale, Fathom, and Dapple. All the edges are serged, which is always appreciated. I'll be ordering from them again!

Well, here in the Inland PNW, the first rain storm has passed through and right now it's quite sunny. But the wind is picking up and this afternoon we could be getting 50 mph gusts or more, and rain tomorrow. The coast really got hammered last night. I wish all my friends and relatives on the west side a safe ride through the storm with no loss of power and no damage!

Happy stitching everyone!


Robin in Virginia said...

Lovely fabrics you picked up. I like the fiber colors you are using in your piece especially that un-named limited edition thread by GAST. Have a wonderful weekend!

Pamela said...

Beautiful threads you have chosen - they go together so nicely. I like the new fabrics you've purchased too.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Von, the fabrics you have received are just gorgeous. I particularly love Fathom, such a wonderful blue.
Your start on the new Joyful World installment looks really good.

Vickie said...

Your stitching looks very pretty Von. That is why I asked! :D I have been changing colors around this month as well. The DMCs suggested just were not correct in my opinion. They did not match up to the picture online.
The three linens you purchased are pretty.

Julie said...

Lovely new fabrics.
I am using DMC on my Joyful.

Carol said...

Oh, such gorgeous fabrics!! I have heard of PTP, but never ordered from them. I do like your colors for the SAL, too, Von. I am finding myself changing colors more often as I get more comfortable with all the options that are out there.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

That fabric is gorgeous!

Barb said...

I am always surprised at how different the pictures on the charts appear when you look at the selected floss. I seem to be making lots of changes. We got through the storm with no damage at all. We didn't even lose power and going to Church this am was easy. Thank heavens. I do love that fabric. I need to find that flosstube. I have never watched it.