13 September 2009

Sampler Tree



Design: Tree Sampler
Designer/Source: Rainbow Gallery
Website: www.rainbowgallery.com
Fabric: 28 ct. evenweave   Color: khaki
Floss: DMC, over 2
Started: 12 Sep 2009
Finished: 13 Sep 2009
Size: @ 1¼" x 4 58"
Goofs: yes, not design-impairing; miscounted on a couple rows, not too blatantly obvious
Purpose: Christmas ornament
Notes/Modifications: I refused to buy the RG threads when I have a ton of DMC, so I matched up my own colors. I used:
  • DMC 498 for the red
  • Section A is 319
  • Section B is 501 with the Rhodes stitches in 319 and I also reversed my stitches
  • Section C is 502 for the lighter green, 936 for the darker and reversed the stitch on one of them
  • Section D is 502 and the vertical tied crosses are 367, and I also did some reverse stitching on alternating lines of 502
  • Section E is 3362, and the broad crosses are 895; the brown is 3031.

Available? Yes

10 September 2009

Arrr, Matey!



Design: Pirate's Creed
Designer/Source: S
Website: www.suehillisdesigns.net
Fabric: 32 ct. Lugana   Color: Mushroom
Floss: DMC, chart-indicated, over 2
Started: Jul 2009
Finished: Sep 2009
Size: pattern-specified, fits in 5"x7" frame
Goofs: none, though, it's a little crooked in the frame
Purpose: birthday gift; decorative
Available? No