so I have spent a few lovely days listening to woman's hour and midweek along with lots of crime stories on the radio stitching away at my caravan.
I had forgotten how long it takes to stitch but also how relaxing it all is. I love dawdling over choosing colours and I'm really happy with this softer version.
I love stitching the vines and leaves, I love drawing vines, leaves and flowers so stitching them feels like drawing with colours.
So here is the colour list for those who have the pattern (if you would like the caravan pattern it is available to purchase here).
DMC 3813 blue green - caravan outline, leaves on vines, flowers on caravan door
DMC 224 dusky pink - bands across caravan
DMC 745 yellow – door and window frame
DMC 648 soft beige - vase
DMC 822 stone – curtains and curtain pattern
Anchor 264 soft green – plant stems in vase and some grasses and flower stalks
DMC 772 darker soft green – ferns and some grasses
DMC 758 salmon pink - heart
DMC 962 darker pink – flower and bird
DMC 761 lighter pink – flower and bird and flower centres on door and chimney
DMC 958 stronger blue green – wheel and dragonflies
DMC 966 darker blue green – track under the caravan wheels
DMC 761 pale pink – bunting
I realise that I've only used one anchor thread in amongst all those DMC threads! You could swap it for a DMC soft green or just use the same green as the ferns if you can't get hold of anchor threads.
On Friday I will put the preprinted samplers into my Etsy shop (only a week late!). These are printed onto a quilting weight (medium weight) cotton in white. The lines are grey and clear but are covered easily using two strands of thread. They come with the two colour guides but no threads, hoop or needle. I will pop more info on here when I list them.
I hope you are all getting in a little relaxing stitching time.
And now back to beautiful spring time dog walking
and stitching rainbow colours of hair