I mentioned the Eliza M. Stone 1881 chart the other day. It is a reproduction sampler done by Whilst Iris Naps, using colors to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The chart can be obtained by making a donation to Cancer Research UK and the information can all be found here.
While I wish I could get this chart started and finished during October, there’s not a chance because I want to get Love Your Family finished, as well as a Thanksgiving pillow for Addie.
I’ve worked diligently on Love Your Family for most of two weeks now so I think working on something else will recharge my batteries. I’ve decided I’m going to work on Eliza M. Stone 1881 on Sundays until I have more time to devote to this project.
Yesterday I pulled some floss and fabric to see what I might like. The chart calls for Cinnabar by Weeks Dyeworks and Used Brick by Classic Colorworks. Cinnabar is a bit of a salmon pink with quite a bit of variegation, going almost to a light tan at its lightest. Used Brick is more of a rusty pink. I’m wanting to use one floss – a pink . . just a traditional pink as we usually see for breast cancer awareness.
I was pretty sure I’d use 36 count Ballet Slipper by Fox & Rabbit, and I may. Below are the colors I was auditioning. They are all Victorian Motto. The top floss is Cherry Rose. There is a bit of variation but not much. The middle is Olde Rose and I think it has a bit more purple tones than I usually see with the pinks for breast cancer awareness. I love the color but think I can rule out the Olde Rose because of the purple.The floss nearest the bottom is Cotton Candy. While I love this shade of pink, I think Cotton Candy may have too much variation. I want the color changes to be subtle, almost like it was once solid.
Above are the three colors shown on Ballet Slipper.
Below are the same three colors show on XJuDesigns‘ 36 Count Biscuit.
I think I’ll start with Biscuit and Cherry Rose floss and see what I think. Using 36 count, the finished stitched area should be 6-3/4″ x 7-7/8″.