Wednesday, 29 February 2012

New project, From Molehill to Mountain

Hi everyone,
Yesterday was spent trying to bring together my colourway for the next cyberclass. I am going to stitch this one on congress cloth to keep the size down from meganormous the kilonormus. The first thread to chose was the overdye. In the pot came Dinky Dyes "Daydream" in cool shades of green, purple and blue, then the trouble started trying to find a light,medium and dark shade of each of the overdye colours. The house looked like it had been overrun by a hoard of marauding 3 year olds at a birthday party. After digging myself out of the boxes and bags of threads to be considered here is the end result. Click on the photo for a better look.
Carol's 1st choice colours for
From Molehill to Mountain by Pam Gardner
Cyberclass through Scarlett Thread

I have wisely posted a photo on the  group board to get the okay from Pam Gardner just to make sure I haven't made any totally useless colour decisions. Friends will not be surprised by my colour choices they are "Carol colours". Oh well, it hard to break out of the comfort zone.

Thank you for all your kind comments about Eureka I always enjoy Jean Hilton's designs and there are a few more in the workroom awaiting attention.

A few friends are stitching up a storm, here are a couple, just click them through my blog list on the right. 
Liz at Lizart is working on Altlantis Rising by Ro Pace and a mystery canvas piece through Cyberpointers both are beautiful and stitched to perfection.
Nicola of Stitching by a Cornish Seashore is working on a very large and beautiful sampler called Ann Medd check out how much she has been able to complete in just over 30 days. Wow...

Well I am off to stitch some more while I can, bye for now, Carol.
PS: My Needlepointers magazine arrived today with the Conference book. yippee, ya, hoooo. Now for some choosing.


  1. this is going to be exciting to watch, your colourway is GORGEOUS! and what a great idea to work it on congress cloth instead of mono canvas.

  2. I'm also doing from Molehill to Mountain. I think you've picked a spectacular colorway.

  3. That is one of the things on my to do list. I love your color choices and would like to know if you would share them. Thanks

  4. Carol,

    Love your colors. Maybe I'll just toss my choices and go with yours! Your colors are the ones I most often find myself working with. I saw them and knew that your piece is going to be stunning.

    I have to wait until I can get 4 skeins of my overdye from a single dyelot before I can pull my three colors. The two shops I checked have only 3 skeins from a dyelot, so I've ordered them, and then will get down to the hard part!

    Rinda in Boise, Idaho