Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Summer Start

I know, I shouldn't have started another project. I should be finishing up one of those pesky WIPs. But I have this basket of some projects that are kitted up that have been calling my name. So here is another start...



This is Stacy Nash's Tribute to Summer Sampler. The colors are very muted.


When going through my floss, I saw some big color lot differences....


Ugh! I hope that I don't run out of the one that I chose to use.
Have you seen Halloween at Hollyberry Farm? I love it. But maybe I need to stitch this one first. Or Christmas at Hollyberry Farm, since it is also in that basket of kits.
What am I doing starting a summer piece, I should be stitching something fall or for Christmas! I guess that I have a seasonal stitching disorder.

Happy Tuesday Friends!

Chris

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27 comments:

Carol said...

Such a pretty new start, Chris! Oh, I do hate it when there are such major color differences in threads...

Oh, no, you enabler you--I hadn't heard about Halloween at Hollyberry Farm! Will have to go check it out. If it's anything like Christmas at Hollyberry, I'm doomed :)

Meari said...

Maybe you could blend the two together so then you wouldn't have to worry about running out.

Margaret said...

I hate the dye lot differences -- it's such a pain to deal with! Love your new start! Who cares if it's not summer anymore? I love the new Holly Berry Farm -- love all of them!

Jan Gartlan said...

Stunning new start

cucki said...

Sweet new start
Hugs x

Brigitte said...

Why not start a summer piece now? Nobody says that you have to finish it by next Christmas, lol. Finish it by next summer and everything is perfect.

Miss Pants said...

Wow those are major color differences. I hate when that happens, you want to use existing skeins but don't want to run out before you finish.

Good luck!

diamondc said...

Positively love the seasonal stitching disorder, this looks like a beautiful piece, I love the colors.
Happy stitching
Catherine

Vickie said...

What a pain! There is quite a difference there in colors.
Summer Sampler is very pretty thus far.

Melissa said...

I laughed at that first sentence! So true but oh well,life is short, stitch what you want.

I saw the new releases from Stacy. They are really nice and so tempting!

Have fun stitching your latest piece - hopefully your floss will work out.

Jackie said...

Dye lot differences can be a challenge! I bought most of my thread for Anniversaries of the Heart at the same time. Then I misplaced some of it and repurchased those later. Amazing the differences! In one case, the skein looked more like a completely different color than the skein of the same color.

Beautiful start to your Stacy Nash piece. I purchased her patriotic Hollyberry Farm project along with the linen. I'm not sure if I'm starting that next or Sarah Elizabeth Brooke. I may just keep at the WIPS until Christmas.

marly said...

SSD!! Another new disorder! I saw the new Nash pieces and am ordering a few.

butterfly said...

Oh I just love a new start, I get so excited , looks beautiful Chris.

Shirlee said...

LOL! SSD! I love it : ) Those color differences in floss are scary, aren't they!

Julie said...

Great new start. Is there a cure for SSD? Lol

Annette-California said...

Dye lot differences are a challenge alright. Sometimes it does look pretty to mix them if in the same color family - greens especially. And of course it depends on the design. Love your new project. Sometimes we stitch what speaks to us - no matter what season it is:)
love Annette

Simply Victoria said...

Pretty new start! It's 93 today here in WI, so I say have fun stitching your summer piece!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What a great new start! I have the same problem, lots of WIPs to finish, and even more good stuff kitted up and calling my name. You should stitch what you feel like stitching.

Barb said...

What a pretty start! I have noticed the same thing with colors. I have to be very careful that I use a similar color when I run out of one and need the same color.

Penny said...

Beautiful new start! And I definitely agree, life is too short - if it gives you pleasure to start something new - do it! :)I've noticed the same differences in threads. Also have noticed lately that some I have gotten recently really have very little variegation to them. Unfortunately, I have seen the new Stacy Nash designs, and I love everyone of them. :)

SewAmy said...

I love muted colors, it's going to be beautiful. I haven't see 'Halloween at Hollyberry Farm'...I'm going to go google it now.

Sharon said...

Love your new start! I am the same way, if I could add all the stitches I put into starts I am pretty sure I would have a few finishes by now. I have this one and couldn't resist getting Halloween. I ordered it as soon as I saw it!

Catherine said...

Love the colors in your new start! I am in love with all the Hollyberry Farms!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What? You're just commemorating the final days of summer with your trip to the coast and the lovely new start! Those lot color differences sometimes look like a totally different color, don't they? You understand subtle shading differences, but really? Gotta go find Halloween at Hollyberry!

Jeanne said...

That dyelot problem happens a lot with the overdyes unfortunately. I love all the "Hollyberry Farm" patterns so hard to decide which one to do!

Karoline said...

Lovely new start, fingers crossed that the floss holds out

Sally said...

What a gorgeous new start Chris. Keeping my fingers crossed for the threads.