Greetings, all! It's a hot and occasionally thundery Sunday in the Old Dominion.
Because it's been a busy week, I didn't get to stitch a lot, although I made some progress on the house in Elizabeth Easdon.
Because I sensed that you all were probably tired of seeing the house in Elizabeth Easdon, here's something new that I started after spying this new chart at In Stitches on Stitch Night. This is the cutest design, by Tempting Tangles, called "Adam's Menagerie."
I've started it twice now--the first time on a green Lakeside (River Willow) using the called-for DMC (and the recommended fabric is Wichelt Beach Walk linen in 32 count, which is a very pretty pale gray-green. The shop had it, but I like to stitch on 40 count, so I substituted.) Unfortunately, the River Willow was a bit bold and the DMC colors were a bit shy, so today when I worked at the shop I did a conversion to NPI on LL Light Examplar (40 count). Perfection.
A woman came into the shop this afternoon to order Tempting Tangles "Creation." Have you seen it? I've got that on order too; I'm wondering if it might be something that would lend itself to a super large-count fabric with lots of sparkle and bling. I'm picturing flocks of beads, lots of Kreinik. Maybe a 30 or 32 count crystal PTP? Over the top perhaps? I'm really enjoying this designer. And I've provided my conversion for Adam's Menagerie below.
Elvis says hello. "Some call me the gangster of love."
Oh, and I'm having trouble leaving comments on some blogs, which make me sign in again and again and never record my comment. Fab Furs, yours is one that won't let me comment, although I read all the time!
Happy week ahead, and scroll down if you want the conversion.
(DMC to NPI)--*bear in mind, you and I may process color differently and you may not like my choices. If in doubt, I tweak the color up a notch in intensity, but in the case of this chart, I have tried to stay true to the designer's choices.
B5200--991BB; 310-993; 422-693; 502-515; 503-524; 504-511; 612-901; 642-351; 644-981; 677-131; 680-474; 869-973; 924-566; 926-563; 928-876; 3031-953; 3041-781; 3042-604; 3064-206; 3787-964; 3830-635