the slow stitcher

Progress on a couple of fronts.

I finished the third square on Summer Snapperland last week. I’m getting so close to finishing this! Just one more square and the border and I’m done! I can smell the finish line from here. Here’s what my Snapperland looks like now, pardon the rumples.

I wish there were more crabs in this design.

I wish there were more crabs in this design.

 On Friday (well actually, Saturday), I worked on Still Waters for my SAL with Melissa. I like how it’s coming along and am hoping I’ll get to finish the central motif as well as the sheep and lion this week. I’m not too sure I like the llama’s face, though.

Still trying to get the fabric colour right in photos.

Still trying to get the fabric colour right in photos.

I decided to stop being a slob and tidy up the mess that is my crafting space. I’m fast running out of room to keep everything, so it was about time I sorted stuff out. In the process, I discovered Reflets de Soie’s Brassee des Fleurs, which I had kitted out with floss a couple of years ago but never got around to starting. Since I do love the design and want to get it done, I dug through my stash box and realised that the flax linen which I had originally set aside for it had been used for something else. So I tossed the floss with natural linen and took a picture to get some opinions.

What do you think? Should I go with natural or flax linen?

What do you think? Should I go with natural or flax linen?

The flax would show off the colours beautifully, but that would mean having to buy a half of it for this design. The natural is the perfect size but I’m concerned it’s a bit too dark. Opinions, please!

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Written by Jean

May 4, 2009 at 9:53 am

6 Responses

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  1. You’re right, the natural is rather dark. Unless you’re aiming for a prim look but this is not a prim design or is it?

    Barbara J

    May 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm

  2. Beautiful progress Jean! I would try the flax-I have done a couple of projects on it lately and I think it shows the colors better than the natural would!

    Sharon

    May 5, 2009 at 7:50 am

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  4. Beautiful progress!!! I would personally probably go with the flax!

    Cindy

    May 8, 2009 at 2:06 am

  5. Great progress on your Snapperland :) I think you should add more crabs if you want more!

    hmmmmm, flax would be pretty, but I’m really interested in the dark fabric and what it would look like with those colors .. might be warm and yummy.

    Michele

    May 9, 2009 at 2:35 am

  6. I’d go with flax too. Flax is a wonderful colour and makes the colours stand out very well.
    Nice progress pictures.

    Brigitte

    May 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm


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