Last night I made a few stitches so I guess my decision is final. For July, I’ll be stitching Veterans’ Day at Twin Gables by Heartstring Samplery.
Below is the photo I posted to Instagram and tagged Sheri from The Loopy Ewe. Sheri came up with the idea for Cross Stitch Camp and she’s doing a great job as our camp administrator.
This project was stitched on 36 count linen and made into a pillow. My plan, as I’ve mentioned before, is to enlarge the “Some Gave All” area and include my dad’s brother’s initials and the year he was killed in WW II. I wanted mine to be a bit larger and I want it framed so I am stitching it on 32 count linen. This is the linen I’m using.
This is not my favorite linen but, I don’t have a lot of 32 count linen and the color is good so I’m using it.
In the photo I posted to IG, you’ll see that I have overdyed floss and Sulky spools of 12 wt. I do not get good enough coverage using one strand of DMC floss on 32 count linen and I do not like using multiple strands of floss so I was hoping Sulky 12 wt. would give me good coverage on 32 count. I did my own conversion from the called for overdyes to Sulky. My plan was to make a few stitches and see how the Sulky was covering and if I wasn’t happy with it, I’d bite the bullet and use two strands of the overdyes.
Last night I made a few stitches (kinda blurry – late night; tired Granny!) and I’m 100% pleased with the coverage using one strand of Sulky 12 wt. thread.
I need to get busy and get more stitching done if I’m going to have it finished enough to show my dad when I see him soon.