Well, Jane won her point. She got all time dedicated to her this past week -- which was considerable with Wimbledon having started. She did make life interesting though. Those flowers on either end on the bottom border -- I just wasn't satisfied with that awful new color. I tried a substitute color on the bottom right flower, but still wasn't happy. Then I took a look at the model picture and decided to go with a slightly darker color that had been used but sparingly up at the top of the sampler.
Which of course meant -- Jane got her revenge. I spent hours frogging those fill in colors on the flowers. But I think it was worth it. What do you think?
Yes! Jane is finished!!!!
Here are the two flowers in question, along with the beautiful middle flower. Number one,
And number two.
I like this color a lot better than the skin tone color. The absolutely gorgeous middle flower will forever be remembered by me as the flower that took forever to stitch while watching the forever longest tennis match ever. Won by American John Isner at Wimbledon, court 18, 70 to 68 in the fifth set over Nicolas Mahut. Absolutely amazing! I think there were 109 aces for Isner, 105 for Mahut? Or something like that. Geez! The fifth set was longer than the former longest match in history!
Anyway, here's the rest of the sampler. I love it so much! But be forewarned -- the colors were marked incorrectly in more than one place, especially at the bottom border.
Isn't Jane wonderful? She deserved to retaliate. :D
Here's the list of colors that went into a second skein. I used AVAS with 40ct linen. 4136 (marked as such in the chart), 3724, 2636, 2216, 2235, 526, 2611. I came close to needing another skein with a few other colors as well.
As I'm typing this, poor Andy Roddick has lost in the round of 16 at Wimbledon to a surprise Chinese player. I feel so badly for him. I wanted him to win Wimbledon! I wouldn't mind Murray winning either. Or Federer or Nadal. :D But it would be fun to have a new winner for a change. Oh how unfaithful of me to say that! Wimbledon has been so amazing this time around. So many surprises and great matches. The women's side too. Of course, I love Wimbledon no matter what. It's my favorite grand slam event.
Big time summer mode going on around here now. Don't know how that happened. I feel like it should still be the middle of the school year. Ah well.
Thanks again for stopping by and saying hi. It's fun to see what everyone is up to! Have a great week!