Following up to Rosie and Sue C’s posts, I thought I’d comment on mine. I was going to pick my own threads or use stash, but time got away from me and I figured out I wasn’t going to get my threads and canvas purchased in time for the May gathering. So going against my norm, I decided to do the Koral Kiss colorway as is – canvas and threads! Of course by the time I ordered and got my canvas and threads, I only had time to mount the canvas on the stretcher bars before Saturday. I LOVE the color of my canvas! I was surprised with the colors of my threads so I’m curious to see how they’ll work out.
Even using the defined colorway, I had to decide whether I was going to cut the overdye used for the octagon outlines by aligning the colors or just cut randomly; I went with the random!! Once I started the first octagon outline, I got 3/4 done when I realized I’d made a counting mistake and had to rip it all out! Fortunately, I could learn from how others proceeded with their borders once I get to that. I’m looking forward to getting to the octagons which look full of fun and interesting stitches.