Saturday, 28 April 2018

The elephant is dancing...

.... not in the circus but off my needles......

Republican Elephant
Party Tarts
Plum Street Samplers
28 ct linen
Pattern and DMC floss given to me by dear Sarah

Thank you again, Sarah, I have loved stitching these designs.

Luckily, after finishing my elephant, I had time for a new Americana start, a Small design gifted to me by another dear Stitching friend, Barb from Wicked Stitcher - she certainly knows how to feed my American addiction, too.

Whilst I didn't get very far, at least I made a start!

Now, I have to confess that I have lashed out (Aussie expression for spending money lavishly) and bought this gorgeous ByGone Stitches pattern that I have been lusting after for a while now.  It is the American flag with all of the fifty states listed in the order that they joined the Union.  The design is called One Nation.  It is a perfect chart for my Americana stitching passion.

However, I have a bit of dilemma, as I cannot decide which colour fabric to stitch on.  All three fabrics are from my stash (as it was too expensive to order the design and all of the CC floss as well as the fabric - not when I have a drawer full of linen fabric of all descriptions).

I would love some advice as I keep wavering as to which one to choose:

Choice #1: A grey/brown linen (this is the same linen that I am using for Happy 4th above)

Choice #2: A light blue linen.

Choice #3: An over-dyed buttery yellow linen (it is a bit yellower than this pic show).

I hope to start this in a week or two so plenty of time for me to procrastinate, prevaricate and um and ah! - so your thoughts would really help.



P.S. I am having ANOTHER Girl's Nest Giveaway (#6), click on the pic below if you would like to enter.  Closes May 31st.


jhm said...

Take one to two strands of the white. What does it show up the best on? White is a major color for this piece and it needs to look good. Just because it is next to a motif in a darker thread does not make the white show up better.


Brigitte said...

Ha, the elephant is done. And the next Americana piece is already started.
I can't make up my mind about the perfect fabric colour for the big flag. I always have this problem myself and am always a bit uncertain about what fabric colour to take when starting a new project.

Khristine Doiron said...

I love your little elephant! Congrats on finishing him! And I love the colors in your new start! And I would choose either #1 or #3 but I am leaning more towards #3, it makes those threads look super :) Can't wait to see what you pick