How 2010 began

I finished Missing You.  I meant to stitch this for the husband, seeing as how we’re not together, but he thinks it’s ugly.   Apparently the endearing sentiment doesn’t overcome its offensiveness.  Toad.  No matter, I love the bird and the sentiment, so I stitched it, and that means he’ll be seeing a lot of it when I’m not missing him, so there! 😉

When I first saw this pattern, I thought the black floss was actually an eggplant color.  I was disappointed it wasn’t, but determined to stitch it as I envisioned it.  I thought it would be cool to stitch it on a lavender sort of fabric, but I couldn’t satisfy myself.  I decided to use a more neutral color, which ended up satisfying me most.  I toyed with abandoning the project altogether, but it called to me.  There’s still something “off” about it, I’m not sure what.  It may, ironically, be the purple floss, or my sensitivity to the husband’s opinion, or maybe its being stitched one over two.  I can’t put my finger on it.  Maybe when I’ve gotten it framed, I’ll feel more right about the whole thing.  I still love it, in spite of the nagging doubt.

Anyway, here she is:

Missing You 01.10

Vitals: Missing You by Prairie Moon
Stitched one over two on 40-ct Vintage Light Exemplar linen
Fibers used: Crescent Colours Colonial Copper, GAST simply shaker Gingersnap, WDW Mulberry, Pecan, Rum Raisin and Whiskey.

Subtle differences

I started Missing You on Lavender Bliss linen.  In my imagination it was wonderful.  Not so much in real life.  I can’t put my finger on exactly why I don’t like it.  I started thinking I should ditch the whole lavender fabric notion and use a yellow/tan neutral instead.  However–when I saw Picture This Plus’ new Sprite fabric, I was inspired anew.  I completely forgot about thinking the tan neutral would be much better.  I like the new fabric much better than Lavender Bliss.  The difference is very subtle.  Maybe it’s the cloudy-day quality to the Sprite fabric.  I’m not sure.  I know the picture isn’t the best.  It was hard to get a picture with accurate color.  I opted for one that shows the barely-there differences. fabric-comparison-04-09-425

I think I need to find another choice for the CC Sassy Brass that I was using.  That color feels really harsh to me with the WDW Eggplant.  It may be that it was the true problem all along.  *snickers at the thought*  I don’t mind. Much.  I’m going to be happier with the new fabric.