Friday, April 1, 2011

Rambo

I started 'Ann Pennsylvannia Peacock on 35 ct, then quickly remembered why I don't like 35 ct: 2 threads = 2 thick, 1 thread = 2 skimpy. So I started Susan Rambo on 40 ct exemplar. Ahhhh...feels good! I am using the given DMC conversion - mostly. I always fall in love with the colors in the photograph which are not always the actual colors. The greens in this sampler are definitely soft blue-greens. I am trying 50, 501, and 502, but I am still playing with the combination. Please don't tell me how awesome silk threads are! ;) I am not ready to take that plunge!

Tomorrow morning, I will be drawing a name for the Sheepish Designs chart on the the previous post. Leave a comment there to be entered!


 

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Great start Michele! I so know what you mean about 35 & 36 ct. linen. I guess it's why I stitch on 40 ct. a lot (no guesswork). :)

Chris said...

it looks like a great start! This sampler is tempting me :)
Have a great weekend.

Margaret said...

I agree -- 40ct all the way. lol! Love your Susan so far! I so need to stitch this!

Jennifer said...

looks great! I know exactly what you mean, even some 32 count, 2 threads look too thick. But bless your heart for the 40 ct. Wear glasses yet??? ;)

Suzanne said...

Nice start! I agree 40ct is the way to go. I love DMC and really for big projects it's the way to go. I find DMC very forgiving at being handled and it's very easy to wash if necessary.

Susan said...

I like silk, but sometimes DMC is definitely the way to go. This looks lovely so far. I can't wait to see the progress.

Susan D., in Dallas, tX