This morning I started stitching on Farmhouse Christmas. The fabric suggested is Studio Line’s Portobello. I have several pieces of Portobello, but neither are by Studio Line (which I haven’t seen at the online shops where I’ve been buying), but the ones I have are more gray. I had wanted to use the Vintage Country Mocha, which I really like and it’s brownish but . . the white isn’t showing up as much as I’d like. I started the outside border thinking the dark might cause the white to brighten up a bit but it didn’t. The white is actually Classic Colorworks’ Bamboo, which is very close to white but not bright white. I grabbed a skein of white DMC and stitched a bit with it but it didn’t make any difference.
The only other full yard piece of fabric I have is a 30 count portobello and 30 count is what’s called for. The above piece is 32 count. Two little squares per inch doesn’t make much difference but I do prefer the 32 over the 30.
The portobello does look gray, doesn’t it?
I went ahead and stitched on the gray and I guess it shows up better. I like the mocha color better but I do want my stitches to show.
I’m going to let this one sit for a day or two while I spend too much time staring at it trying to decide and I’d appreciate any thoughts you have.