OK, I gave in to temptation and started it (original post describing the kit). Two strands of floss with crewel stitching covers so much more ground than one strand of silk in satin, so I feel like I’m making progress. My other projects require a lot more creative thought, so they’re temporarily on hold until I have the energy for designing.
As I mentioned in the earlier post, I changed all the colors for the kit to slightly more intense shades. The exception is the Dark Ochre and Ochre colors – I really didn’t like the greeny brown DMC floss colors so I swapped them for an orange shade and a pale yellow shade (the edge of the leaf is “dark ochre” and the tendrils are “light ochre”). I’m debating whether the orange is too bright – I like bright but it might be drawing a little too much attention. I’ve got a slightly browner shade of floss I’m debating replacing it with (see photo). Y’all have any comments? The other thing that’s a little tricky for me is stem-stitching the tendrils over the chain stitch main stem.
Anyway, here is another photo of my progress: