Seriously, it warms my heart and I want you to know I appreciate that.
Now...here is my latest dilemma. In my younger years as a stitcher I never wavered from what a pattern called for, being linen, threads or anything else. I am slowly learning (and being coached by a very dear bloggy friend) that I really can do that! I am learning to trust that gut feeling I get when I look at a pattern and think, hey that would look nice if I did it on a different sort of linen or a different color thread. I most recently came across this feeling when I received the linen for Great Is Thy Faithfulness by My Big Toe Designs. The picture on the front of the chart shows two different versions and I wanted to stitch it in the monochromatic version it showed. I ordered the exact linen that was recommended but when I received it, it looked very green. I posted a picture of it in my last blog post. The more I stitched on it the more it wasn't growing on me. So this brings me to today........
I have started stitching it on a piece of R&R 28 ct. dark cappuccino, over one. It's not as hard as I thought it was going to be...stitching it over one, I mean. I'm using only two colors: Examplar Black Iris Bud 'N Bloom and Mermaid Blue. I love this silk floss. Do you know if it's sold any more? I haven't seen it in shops in a long time.
I am really enjoying stitching it this way! I'll keep you posted.
I picked these two frames up at a Michael's just up the road from the hotel. I'm not crazy about what is in them although it is cute, I really want to use them to frame something stitchy. They are really a cute size.
I also got these buttons...
Thanks for visiting today. I really appreciate your comments and encouraging words.
I think I am going to visit a different cross stitch shop in Marietta, GA tomorrow. I am so excited!
Have a great weekend....