Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wishy-Washy Me

Remember my good news/bad news situation wrt to "Pigalle"? My personalized version with blues and purples just didn't look right. So I went back to my stash and found some warm reds (just not orangy reds) that I could use. But I wasn't really excited about them.

Well, Julie left a comment suggesting that perhaps the problem was the Gold Leaf and maybe I should try a green. What a genius! I originally thought about a blue-green, but when I laid the colors out on what I had already stitched, I realized Julie was right. A goldish green was a better choice. So I have narrowed it down to two Sampler Threads: Celery and Avacado. I'm going to rip out the Gold Leaf "C" and experiment a little with both greens and see which I like better. It's so hard to tell how they're going to stitch up when you are looking at the full skein. Anyway, thanks so much, Julie, for taking the time to comment. You really helped me out.

So now I'm back to my original changes, if that makes any sense at all. In case you can't read the labels, here are my colors. Oh, and by the way, instead of black as the main contrast color, I chose DMC 939, an almost black navy blue.
Black Raspberry Jam
Briar Rose
Celery or Avacado

Dutch Iris


  1. You're so very welcome for the help! I look forward to seeing the newest change.

  2. Love the colors! I don't think you could go wrong with either green. Have you seen the GAST Chives green? And if you want a GAST for the black try Raven - it reminds me of a bluish black.