The Spring pinwheel is finished. Tonight I will move on to the medium sized pinwheels.
My friends who regularly stitch with me know that I have issues with linen. I have been known to switch up my linen after stitching a significant portion of a design. I abandon what I have already started and I start over. They just shake their heads at me. So, with that in mind, see if you can follow my story.
I decided that I would like to stitch Teresa Kogut’s Land That I Love. The called for linen is Weeks’ Tin Roof. The finished size is 16.5 x 16 5/8 inches. I stitch in hand, but I still like to have a two inch border to be safe (and comfortable).
When I purchased my pattern and threads at Stitchville, the largest piece of Tin Roof on hand was 19 by 26.5. That number 19 made me a little nervous, so I decided to search for other options.
I checked my stash first. I have a fat half of Lakeside Vintage Cedar Plank that I was planning to use for Samplers Not Forgotten’s English Garden. A fat half might be enough for both projects though.
Then I happened to watch Flosstube and one of the Portland flosstubers commented that Jeannine at Acorn and Threads had Tin Roof in stock. Well, I didn’t call right away, but when I did I had a nice visit with Jeannine. She didn’t have enough Tin Roof, but she suggested Confederate Grey and fixed me up with a Portland cut (fat half). As long as I had her on the phone and because no linen can travel alone, I also got a piece of Lakeside Vintage Tundra from her...and perhaps a few other things...
So now that the linen has arrived, it is time to decide between Confederate Grey and Vintage Cedar Plank. It was an easy decision, Confederate Grey won hands down.
But then last night, I watched Kindred Stitcher on Flosstube and she showed her progress on English Garden and shared that she is stitching it on Lakeside Vintage Tundra. It was really stunning. Now I have another decision to make! Do I stitch English Garden on Vintage Tundra or Vintage Cedar Plank? Oh, and did I mention that the linen called for in the pattern for English Garden is Tin Roof?
Stitching is hard.
From left to right: Tin Roof, Vintage Cedar Plank, Confederate Grey, Vintage Tundra