Earlier this week I was rummaging about in my stash bins and came across this Prairie Schooler chart that I had kitted up years ago. It is a design I have long wanted to stitch and so pulled it out, thinking why not? Better to try and add it to my stitching rotation than just leave it languishing in a bin, right?
It is another Prairie Schooler design (Chart 63 "Christmas Samplers"). I am going to stitch the middle design, which has a bit of "The Night Before Christmas" worked into the design. I kitted it up using the suggested line, which is 32 count Bay-Leaf Jobelan. Of course linen colors never show up in their true colors on charts, do they? I'm used to using Lambswool when stitching PS, but I don't have any extra on hand so will stick with the Jobelan. What do you think? I am not sure that I love it--I like it, but feel a little hesitant. Maybe I just need to stitch more to get a good feel for what the colors will look like against it?
And a while back I splurged on the Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler from last year. I have the charts, linen (again the suggested count and color from the chart) and overdyed floss. Once again, however, the linen colors look vastly different--from the chart and what I actually have in hand. I know hand dyed linens (this is 30 count WDW Tin Roof) will vary by lot, but in reality it much more greenish (and in my photo it looks almost like a muddy color--in reality it is tad darker) than what appears to be a silvery sort of blue on the chart. Once again--what do you think.
I'll keep going with both and suspect the colors will grow on me. I don't tend to be very adventurous when it comes to changing colors--linen or floss from what is called for on charts. When the actual linen color turns out to be so different, it always jars me just a little bit. A problem with only being able to order supplies online and not have a nice LNS to shop at (and see stitched models up close).