|"Cottage Welcome" by The Cross-Eyed Cricket stitched 2 over 2 on 30ct R & R Reproductions "Morning Fog" linen.|
Feels like forever since I posted a finished cross stitch piece.
I stitched my final "x" last night and couldn't be happier :)
I love love love this one!
I love the design, but wasn't loving the color choices.
Too much lavender and gray for my home.
I've been asked for my color conversions
and since it wasn't a straight out substitution
I thought this would be the easiest way to
share my changes.
Anywhere you see DMC 3821 on the chart
I subbed DMC 321
because I liked the brighter red. (shocker right?)
I also switched DMC 920 for the DMC 977.
The rest of the substitutions are as follows:
For the watering can I subbed out DMC 321 for the DMC 645
and DMC 648 for the DMC 523.
I also added the 3 white hearts.
For the geraniums I swapped DMC 321 for the DMC 3831
and for the flower pot I swapped DMC 301 for the DMC 977.
For the birdhouse roof and chevron designs,
I swapped DMC 3821 for the DMC 648.
I also made the chimney solid DMC 321.
For the geranium leaves
I swapped DMC 3346 for the DMC 902.
For the stars I swapped DMC 321 for the DMC 3041
and the center of the stars
I swapped DMC 3821 for the DMC 523.
In the star above the tree I also used DMC 931.
Here is a close up of the stars in the center of the letter "C".
I used DMC 321, DMC 3821, DMC 931 and DMC 932.
And for the basket I used Gentle Arts "Maple Syrup"
instead of DMC 645.
I just thought a basket should be brown and not gray :)
I hope that helps.
Now I need to get back to stitching my Sheep Virtues.
I started #5 last night and I have 6 & 7 waiting in the wings :)