My New Year’s Day start is Elizabeth Eyles, 1799 by The Scarlet Letter.
I had it kitted but have two pieces of fabric in there because I couldn’t decide. Now, it’s almost time to start so I must make a decision. There always seems to be at least one floss that isn’t going to show up. I understand these are reproduction samplers and “back in the day” the color choices were limited. Today, they aren’t! I love keeping the stitching as close as I can to the original but, I do want all the stitching to show up.
The above picture shows the floss on Picture This Plus Bramble. Those light three bobbins on the front right concern me. The lightest one, as far as I can tell, is always surrounded by darker color. The lighter light peachy color is almost always surrounded by other colors.
The above photo shows the floss on Fox & Rabbit’s Paperbark. The same three colors are don’t show up any better on this fabric.
The dark bobbin in front and the light one on the left are called for. The medium on the right is what I’ll use when the light color is called for but doesn’t have other colors surrounding it.
Now that all that is decided, I’m ready to start stitching but I’ll wait til at least late tomorrow night to start stitching on this one.