Yesterday afternoon I pulled linen and floss for my Veteran’s Day start.
At the moment, I can’t find the sleeve that the linen was in so I can’t tell you the color but it’s 32 count.
I did a bit of changing on some of the colors.
The called for red is the one on the right – Gentle Arts Old Red Paint.
Going left to right, the colors are:
- Schoolhouse Red (Gentle Arts)
- Buckeye Scarlet (Gentle Arts)
- Merlot (Weeks)
- Old Red Paint (Gentle Arts)
The one on the left, Freedom, is the called for color.
Left to right, the colors are:
- Freedom (Gentle Arts)
- Blue Suede (Weeks)
- Americana (Weeks)
The called for white is DMC white but I’m going to use Classic Colorworks Toasted Marshmallow (and that makes me want a toasted marshmallow). The other two colors, Gentle Arts Endive and Wood Trail . . I’m using those.
Here’s where I need your help. I am not sure which blue I want to use. I’m pretty sure I’ll use the Schoolhouse Red but value your opinion on that also.
The above photo shows Americana for the blue. The photo below shows Blue Suede for the blue.
I think Blue Suede may be a little gray but then maybe Schoolhouse Red is too red. If I’m going to use Schoolhouse Red, Americana is probably a better blue. But, maybe I should stick with Blue Suede and use a different red. I feel like Old Red Paint is too pink. I fact, I think that’s the one I’m using on Eliza, with the pink. I feel like Merlot is a bit burgundy and I feel like Buckeye Scarlet is too bright.
Let’s make it easy for me – of the two blues shown above, leaving the other colors the same, which blue should I use?