My new selection for last night was Laura J. Perin's "Primrose Path". Laura J. Perin is one of my very favorite designers, and I think I have done about twenty of her charts. I watched the creation of this newest design on her blog, so I couldn't wait to get my paws on it.
Unfortunately, my DVR had other ideas for my stitchy progress last night, since I decided to watch a documentary on the writer/historian David McCullough. I've not yet read anything by this man, but within five minutes of listening to him, I was hooked. So, naturally, I spent the next forty-five minutes going through my bookshelves to see if I had anything that he's written. Turns out I have "1776", which I will start soon.
So my stitching was done rather half-a**ed, I'm sorry to say. In the morning light, I have decided to change the canvas for this to a marbled effect rather than just plain canvas. I'm working with marbled canvas on another Laura J. Perin, "Lily of the Valley Collage", so methinks it would be a good idea to try it on this one too. Here's a pic of what that looks like:
This will be one of the first times I'm going to use the metallics that the pattern calls for. I am not very metallic-proficient, so keep your fingers crossed for me. I usually switch anything metallic on canvas to Rainbow Gallery's Flair. I love Flair. It's my metallic and I'm not afraid to use it. I think it is pretty and subtle. Although I'm all about the fancy, I'm just not a gold lame' kind of gal when it comes to my stitching.
I keep promising myself to make a stitch book of metallics. I have the canvas pieces cut and several different kinds of metallics to try, but I just haven't made myself sit down and do it. The idea is to take a 3" X 5" piece of canvas and "doodle" a few stitches on it with the various threads to see what the effect will be. As usual with me, I'm on the launch pad with my helmet on and seat belt fastened, but I just can't seem to hit the "go" button. Oey.