I got the model for On Prudence back from Sherri at Total Framing, and immediately sent it off to the printer for a Monday release! I hope you all like it.. I had a lot of fun working with these colors - especially the odd spot of Weeks Dye Works' Sea Foam in the leaves here and there, and The Gentle Art's beautiful Loganberry and Raspberry Frost. As I said in an earlier post, with these gloomy days we've been having, it was a fun color palette to work with!
I love sending things off to Sherri to be framed.. it's always a surprise to see what comes back to me. (Once, she tortured me with a texted photo of my model in-framing-progress, but she cropped out the moulding. Bah, Sherri!!)
The verse was a fun one, and one that can sometimes be found on very old samplers. It reads:
What's in thy mind let no one know
Nor to thy friends thy secrets show
For if thy friends should prove thy foe
Then all the world thy secrets know.
(I had to laugh when Katrina said to me, "That's not directed at me, is it?")
The shops on my auto will have this either by Monday or very early next week, while the distributors will have it shortly thereafter.
In case you'd like to stitch this sampler, here is the information you'll need to kit it:
STITCH COUNT: 303w x 263h
36 ct. Vintage Navy Bean by Lakeside Linens.
Suggested alternatives: Olde Towne Blend by R&R, or
any neutral fabric; both cool and warm colors will work
well with this sampler.
Weeks Dye Works in Artichoke (2 skeins suggested), Merlot,
Sea Foam, Mulberry, Tatanka, Dirt Road, Stepping Stone,
Sea Gull, and Havana.
The Gentle Art in Dried Thyme (2 skeins suggested), Linen,
Wood Trail, Oatmeal, Raspberry Frost, Cinders, and Loganberry.
IF CONVERTING TO DMC: 154, 3363, 523, 902, 819, 3813,
3740, 838, 3787, 611, 3861, 3041, 646, 3781, 315, and Ecru.
STITCHES USED: All cross stitch over 2 threads.
I hope you all are enjoying the first days of spring, although outside my window, it certainly looks like winter! I suppose I'll have to go find a new color palette to work with . :)
Enjoy your weekend!