Annette's Acre

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July 31st, 2011 by Annette

TUSAL Plus!

Two posts in one day… wow.

Don’t look for this to happen again any time soon!

Catching up on my blog reading, I realized it’s time for a TUSAL post.  But first, I must share the Mirabilia Round Robin I finished about an hour ago…

This is Mirabilia’s Christmas Elegance in a shadowbox style.  I filled in the lower left corner.  She is gorgeous!

Ok, time for the TUSAL jar….

Yes, this is a multi-purpose picture.

You see my TUSAL jar there.  Well, there’s a lot of green on the top from Christmas Elegance, but I won’t be detailing the other colors quite yet 😉

In the foreground, you see what I was hoping to be one of my next two starts (yes Kelly, Venice will get some stitches this week).  However, I’m not loving the floss on the fabric….

How about a closer look?

Yeah… just not liking that combination.  I was going for something similar to PS Christmas Eve I did a couple years ago:

The colors for Santa’s Night look a bit washed out compared to these.  Hmmm.

I’m seeing two options here:

  • Change floss colors to “cooler” versions to match the grey/purple/blue Thunderstorm linen better.
  • Go for darker fabric that works better with called for floss colors (white/355/646/830/841/3362).

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Comments

3 Responses to “TUSAL Plus!”
  1. Wow, I really love how that Christmas Elegance is turning out. What a fabulous idea.

  2. I vote for changing the floss colors. DMC is cheap. Hand dyed linen, not so much.

    That version of Christmas Elegance is AMAZING! WOW! Never thought of stitching a Mira that way. Very intriguing idea….

  3. I love seeing this RR going around. The shadowbox idea is brilliant! I love the effect!