Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

The June section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL was a bag of mixed results. It went on okay almost till the end, then it gave me some problems.

When I charted out the colors, I liked what I saw. I’ve been happy with the number of combinations I can make with the same set of colors, and with how they’ve all looked fairly good, and fairly different, so far. (Fingers crossed for the remaining sections.) I stitched small amounts each time I sat down to work on the project, and things went smoothly.

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021: Jun | Anita

Then came the back-stitching. It’d looked good on the chart, but here, these stitches just overwhelmed everything. The entire central section was beginning to look crosshatched, with no other characteristics to it – and I hadn’t even completed the back-stitching yet. Thanks to my sister’s suggestion, I decided it looks fine as it is, though technically incomplete.

I think with paler back-stitch colors and darker cross stitches, it could’ve worked out okay. (But I wasn’t going to frog all those stitches to try this out.) Also, I might need to make the back-stitches in my color charts thicker to reflect IRL stitches – they’re nothing like the thin lines in the original published chart.

The July section fills up the horizontal spaces between the squares, and I have decided on the colors. Let the stitching commence!

— Progress on Linen and Threads 2021 mystery sampler: Talavera


8 thoughts on “Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

    1. Thank you! 🙂 Variegated threads sound exciting – I hope you enjoy working with them. I imagine they’d go well with the motifs of this MSAL too, but one project at a time, I guess. 🙂


    1. Thank you very much, Regina Mary! Selecting the colors is as enjoyable as the stitching. I do deviate from my initial selection sometimes. ☺

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    1. Thank you for telling me about this! I signed up for the SAL; I just hope I’ll be able to work on it in a timely manner. 🙂 (Work’s been siphoning off a lot of energy lately.) Even if I might end up a slowpoke, I’m looking forward to working on it as stitch-buddies. 🙂


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