Tuesday, July 15, 2014

So Peachy!

Hi there!  How is your summer stitching going?  I did pick up one of my WIPs over the weekend while watching the World Cup finale.  Hooray for Germany!  :-)

I am patiently waiting for some new fabric to arrive, some 36 ct linens, that I may use for Hannah Pepper.  Yes, second guessing already ~ how unusual!  lol!  So I picked up my Scarlet Letter American Quaker Band that was in progress already.  Here is where I had left off a few months back....  



... and here is where it is now!  I really wasn't diggin' the pale peach color as it seemed to disappear right into the fabric.  So I unpicked it all, and also that medium green color since for the life of me I could not remember what color I substituted it for and it was no longer in my bag..... it must have gravitated to another WIP!  So I found a wonderful skein of floss in my stash that I had gotten from Victorian Motto.  All shades of peaches so I decided to use it instead to brighten things UP!!  



Perhaps a little too far to the bright spectrum??  Not sure yet, it definitely looks happier!  What do you all think??   Since the main body of the this sampler is all done in black I think this POP! of color might suit it fine.  

I have to say too that Nancy's dyed floss is a real dream to work with, so much better than others I have tried!  Love it!

I also wanted to share a super sweet surprise that I got in the mail this week... a gorgeous emery berry from Nicola.  Thank you so much Nicola!  I love it!  These berries are made by Cyndi Foore and you can find all her beautiful berries at her fb page.... Strawberry Fields Needlework.  The finishing is exquisite!  


Hope you are all having some summertime fun!  Here are some pretty yellow daylilies that have been blooming here....


Happy Summer and Happy Stitching!!  xxx








11 comments:

Marilyn said...

I think it looks great with the bright peach color.
Love the colors in this one.
What a pretty Strawberry!
Marilyn

Brigitte said...

I was also watching the final match of the World Cup last weekend. Well, not waqtchi g but only listening whcih was a bit less nerve-wrecking, lol.

I definitely love the peachy colour of Victorian Motto that you used instead of the pale pink. To me it doesn't look too bright.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ooooh, love the peachy colour, and the strawberry...a perfect pairing for the season as well!
Peaceful stitching Krista ...
Judy x

Margaret said...

I think the peachiness looks great! It really does make the colors pop. Love how it looks! Love your strawberry too! I have to go look at Cyndi's facebook page now. lol!

Shirlee said...

I think it looks lovely : )

Robin said...

I like your floss color change, Krista. I think it fits in with the colors you have already used. What a nice gift to receive!

Robin in Virginia

Penny said...

I think the thread is pretty and it really looks nice with the other colors. What a beautiful strawberry! Cyndi sure does beautiful work. :)

Mary said...

Lookin' good Krista! I like the peach color much better too.

Vickie said...

Good call with the peach. I like the new look. :)
Wow! That is a fantastic strawberry. Love.

Carol said...

Such a nice change, Krista--the color definitely shows up much better. And what a beauty you got from Nicola--that is an amazing strawberry :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Angela P said...

The color change looks great! Wonderful progress :)