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Friday, February 28, 2014


So, after fooling myself for a long time, I finally admitted that one of the floss colors on Mary Wigham just didn't show up well enough on the brown fabric.  Most people I showed it to said it was fine, no problem, they could see it.

For some reason, I had just never showed it to my father, and Da doesn't mind sharing his opinion - which was, 'why didn't you stitch something in that hole?'  'That hole' being where the small motif in the suspect color was.  He didn't see the bigger motif at all.  He's got good eyesight, so - away I went, a frogging!

I'm not sure of the new color though - I was limited in my choices because the best-looking ones were too close to some other floss color, and I don't own the full range of DMC without digging into my kitted-up HAEDs, which is not happening!  The original is a light shade, but none of the light shades I chose looked right.  I finally went with a darker shade, instead.

Here's the picture - the dark olive green, small motif, at the top, between the coral and the light green, is the one that has been restitched.  The basket with flowers motif that you can barely see is in the original color.

So - does the color look alright?  It took forever to take out that little boooger! I'm not looking forward to doing it again, but if I have to, I will.  I'm saving the basket of flowers for much later!


  1. I recently fell in love with the design, I think your colours choice is great!

  2. I like it! BTW I gave your blog a shout out today.

  3. I think it looks great! I love all the colors!

  4. I think the green looks fine. But, the basket does need to be changed.


    1. Thanks, Linda! I agree, the basket needs changed but I'm NOT looking forward to pulling it out so I'm procrastinating! HAHA!

  5. I agree, the new color looks great!

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  7. I like the substitute color you've chosen. I think it blends well with the other motifs :-)

  8. I like the olive. It fits in well. You definitely made the right choice in restitching; that basket is incredibly hard to see.

  9. I really like the new colour, it stands out well but complements the other colours nicely :)

  10. It's perfect. Good choice! The colours are amazing on this project and the new colour suits it.
    Alicia xo