The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mystery Sampler Part 3

I'm really happy that many of you enjoyed the pictures of the floating homes.  I loved reading your comments! Thanks so much for taking time to look at this blog. 
Now I'm back to cross stitch.  I fogot to mention the colors I used in Halloween town.  I used the suggested DMC for the black(310) and green(3052).  I am interested in trying Sullivan floss for the black as the DMC didn't cover as well as I would have liked.  The leaves and pumpkins were stitched with Weeks Dye Works "Copper" I did soak this quite a bit as it ran when I tested it.  For the moon , I used GA "Grecian Gold." I used a very soft yellow for the pumpkin faces and the windows.  I hope this information helps if you want to add color to Halloween Town.
I made quite a change in Part 3 of the LK Mystery Sampler.  The house was suppose to be purple.  I changed it to GA Wood Trail.  I didn't want a purple house.  The purple looked good but just not my taste.  I'm also using Wood Trail for some of the Cadet Blue color in the sampler.I got some new stash today from JJ's so I want to get this sampler done. 
I have a question about a CC color, Calico Kitty.  The one I got had lots of tan variegation in with the red.  If you have used this color, is that typical?  The Christmas Garden by BBD calls for lots of this color and I'm not sure about the tan. Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks. Hope everyone is having a good week.  Lots of things in the news today that have me concerned.

 Part 3 as it stands today.

 My Wood Trail house.


I framed the "Witches Garden" in one of my5x7 frames that I have used many times before.

10 comments:

  1. Barb - All the color changes to the Mystery Sampler are great - I admire your courage. I fuss and stew if I change one little thing - lack the courage of my convictions I guess. Lucky you, I'm still awaiting my JJ's order!

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  2. Your myster sampler is coming along nicely.
    Witches Garden looks nice in that frame.
    Marilyn

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  3. Your LK piece is so close to being finished. I just love it. The other piece is sweet too. When do you start putting out your Halloween decorations?

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  4. I so love the house color you choose. It is perfect!

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  5. I like your "paint job" on the house so much better, Barb!! Looks great and how nice that Witches Garden fits in a standard sized frame :)

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  6. Your house looks a little more subdued, I like your choice of colors.

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  7. I love all shades of purple, but I would not want a purple house. Great colour change, it is a lovely design and your framed piece is very pretty.

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  8. I bought the CC Kitty Cat for my BBD Christmas Garden and like you, found it to have too much tan in it. I changed it to GA Raspberry Parfait and am much happier with the results

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing your photos of the Floating homes in your last couple of posts. I think this is something I may try to do in the future and coordinate a visit during the tour dates. I love Sleepless in Seattle! The progress on your L*K sampler is great! Love all the fun motifs.

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