I wish I had asked to take a picture of Come Into My Garden while at Cecilia’s in Branson. Better yet, I wish Vince would run over to Branson with me and I could also talk to them about the fabric they’re recommending for Snowman Collector. I can’t stop thinking about those snowmen. I want to start stitching them now . . right this minute and I want to finish all 12 of them now. That isn’t going to happen because (1) I rarely finish things .. you know that and (2) They’re a monthly release and the first one hasn’t even been released yet so I need to keep stitching on my projects and cool my jets. But . . those snowmen! 🙂
The sample in Branson was stitched on Veldt by Picture this Plus. Ahhh .. my brain . . I seem to have pushed the snowmen off the brain for a few minutes and I thought to look at Cecilia’s website just in case they have a photo of their Come Into My Garden sample and they do. You can see it here. I’m not going to copy their photo because I don’t have permission and, if I went to copyright violation jail, I doubt they would let me stitch snowmen! I doubt they would let me stitch anything! 🙂
The Veldt I ordered arrived today and, it’s as unattractive as I remember it being. I think of a deer stand when I see this fabric. It looks so camo to me. The piece on the left is 40 count. The piece on the right is 36 count. I doubt I would use either of these for Come Into My Garden. Maybe I’ll stitch a picture or a pillow for Chad’s deer stand. 🙂
Speaking of Picture This Plus . . and trust me . . I am not complaining. I’ve dyed fabric before and I’ve heard there are issues with some of the dyes these days and things seem to be more difficult than normal. I really do like Picture This Plus fabric and, I’ll probably use those two pieces of Veldt for something and be thankful I have it.
The other day I came across a chart – not even sure which one it was at this point and I don’t think I bought it. Oh, wait . . I know what it was. Too many stories going on here. I’ll have to write another blog post.
But, the chart I found (chartS actually) . . they used Oaken by Picture This Plus. I figured there was no Oaken in 36, 40 or 46 count to be found but – my intense desire to buy all the linen caused me to check to see. I didn’t see any except for a few places that I don’t order from so I kinda (almost) forgot about the Oaken.
Yesterday while digging through fabric searching for something to use for the snowmen . . told you I’m obsessed with those . . I came across two pieces of Oaken.
Look at the difference in color. Most would not even believe those are the same color but they are. The piece on the left is 36 count. The piece on the right is 40 count. Different counts dye up differently but this is a pretty huge difference.
But, also while digging, I found a piece of 40 count Legacy.
The first couple of pieces of Legacy I bought had a greenish tint to them. I loved it. I remember hearing flosstubers saying “Legacy has gotten green” but greenish Legacy was all I knew. Now, it’s lost the green. It is what it is. I guess they could just dye fabric and not even give it names since, these days it seems that no two pieces from different dye lots are very close to the same color.
It’s ok . . it’s like ordering surprise linen . . until you order two big pieces and they’re camo colored. 🙂
Anyway, I think I’m going to use this piece of Legacy for Come Into My Garden, which is the piece that started this search for Veldt. I have the floss already so Come Into My Garden is going onto my 2023 stitching list.
Nelle Coursey says
We have a lady in our textile group that does ice dying! Very interesting!
Pat Anderson says
Sorry you worked so hard to find that Veldt, Judy! I do think that it will be perfect for a more bold chart…stronger colors. The sampler in Branson is beautiful…do you know if that one was done in the called for colors? It is very pretty! The bad news is, you may have to buy more linen to get the exact colors you’d like…darn!
It was stitched in the called for colors. I had never seen Veldt that was that pretty. It had always looked camo to me but I was willing to risk it hoping to get something that looked like what they had used.