Sunday, May 4, 2014

Who Knew I'd Still Be Struggling With the Alphabet at My Age

I think Spring is finally here.  The pine pollen has come and gone so we can open up the house and enjoy a few days of bearable humidity.  I might even take my stitching out to the screened porch for a little stress relief.

I finally got to the motif part of Janet Carsels.  I had to make a couple of color adjustments because the chosen colors just didn't look right.  It could be that the DMC to AVS conversion wasn't accurate or more likely, the colors/dye lots themselves have changed.  That seems to happen a lot.  I had three different dye lots for one of the colors I switched to and the best match was the oldest one.  So even when there's a printed conversion, it's probably best to confirm it whenever possible.  Fortunately, I have a fairly large stash of AVS that makes that possible.  One of the perks of having owned a couple of needlework shops in the past. :)
These illuminated alphabets take a lot more focus, and therefore, time than you might think.  Especially when they aren't necessarily symmetrical.  A little froggie told me that.
This is probably a good point at which to switch back to Le Jardin de Plaisir, but who knows?  Stay tuned.


  1. All that detail in the alphabet is beautiful! Great stitching :)

  2. Looking good!! Love the illuminated letters but I can see why you might like a break. I have about 47 projects started that you could choose from if you need something else to work on for a while!! Laura

  3. It's looking gorgeous, I really like those alphabets even though they are a PITA to stitch