I know that when a sampler is reproduced, the designer must choose to use either the front, which is usually faded, or the back of the sampler to make the color selections. I also know that when colors fade over time, you can wind up with some pretty funky colors a hundred or so years down the road. But I just could not bring myself to stitch BROWN strawberries!!! There are some really lovely colors in this sampler and it never occurred to me that the strawberries would be brown, so in an effort to save my sanity, I changed them.
I pulled out my DMC card and the other colors that would be stitched in the strawberries and I did a family match for a darker color. It is still a brown but has a lot more red in it and is one I can live with!
Now, I guess we have an adaptation instead of a reproduction but at least I will be able to stand to work on it and later hang it on my wall!
45 ct. Florence Linen w/ DMC
I have totally neglected all my other stitching with the exception of the piece I am carrying to stitch group now. I needed something easy to carry around to my various groups so I started this one.
34 ct Plantation Linen w/ colors listed
The rotation thing doesn't seem to be working for me so I'm not sure how I will deal with that. I am supposed to be picking up another WIP for Nicola's challenge as well as working on Ellen Chester's SAL of the Maryland Inspiration Sampler, not the mention 272 Words that I am stitching for the Hubs and that March birthday piece that is starting to scream in my ear. I keep hearing 'stitch faster, stitch faster' and 'pick me!' in my dreams!!
Wish me luck, Laura