Project: A Welcoming Spot
Company: Papillon Creations
Fabric: 32 ct. Lavender Mist by Wichelt
Floss used: GAST and Gloriana silk
Approximate time: 1 week
So, as my reward for finishing up my March goals (mostly), I decided I wanted to stitch this. The reason was two fold, the first being that I wanted to do it and the second being that I want to do “Around the World in 80 Stitches” with thegreytail and stitcherlinguist, but wanted to see what I thought about specialty stitches. The answer? I love it.
However, along the way I realized that this would make for a perfect anniversary gift for my parents. So away I went!
I basically stuck to the chart with a few small changes. The left hand border was supposed to have beads, but I decided that I wouldn’t do that on reasons of symmetry.
I changed the cat in the lower right to a dog because my family is a dog family…because Mom and I are both allergic to cats.
The most major change was removing “Bienvenue” and replacing it with our family’s last name and the year my parents were married (30 years!).
Colorwise, I stuck to the chart with two exceptions. I used Gloriana Silk’s “Jersey Shore” instead of GAST’s “Picket Fence” and I used GAST’s “Ruby Slipper” instead of GAST’s “Rose Garden” for my dark red