Sunday, November 24, 2013

I Just Wasn't Happy

I have been working the Lo How a Rose from 2000 Better Homes and Garden Christmas.  
I was using the colors designed but, I think since 2000 the Weeks aren't exactly the same.  
I just wasn't happy with the way it was turning out.
The colors were too pastel and the antique white linen was too white.  
 I went back to the DMC colors and then matched some overdyes.  
I also just got some 36 count Light Exampler that I much prefer over the antique white.  
 The darker pinks and green looks a little more "Christmas-ie".  

 A little better idea of the contrast.  

Otherwise a busy weekend. 
I have been working on the room stairs and trying to clean out the craft closet I have down there.
I want Ed to clean out what little bit he has in his closet so I can restructure it for my sewing room.
He's never home more than a couple of days now anyway.  
All he has left in there is some hunting clothes and things that just need to be donated since he hasn't worn them in years.  
He can put things in the closet downstairs.  
In preparation for the holidays and potential guests we cleaned there.  
There is a full bath and a very good futon.  
I haven't stitched as much as I would have liked.  

Hope you had a productive weekend.
Thanks for the great comments.  
I love hearing from you.
Keep on Stitching


  1. I think both pieces look great, but I do like the darker one a little better.
    Happy Stitching

  2. Both are pretty. The flower looks more bright on the light exampler fabric.
    Hugs x

  3. Both are lovely ~ my eye goes to the darker one ~ happy stitching!

  4. I like your changes. I stitched the word "rose" with the pink thread.

  5. Both are pretty Monica, but I prefer the darker one, too.
    It seems that there is always some cleaning and reorganizing here especially with the kids coming and going. I DO NOT like my almost empty nest :(
    Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Stitching