Some of you might already know that I won the latest give-away on The Sampler Girl's blog last Sunday. I was so overwhelmed, couldn't really believe that I really won. The chart is called "On Travel with Jane Austen" and it is so beautiful.
Even though that I am on the mission to reduce my WIPs and UFOs and don't want to start any new projects, with this one I am making an exception.
I spend the whole week with selecting fabric and floss. The chart calls for manely CC and WDW floss, but they are rather difficult to get here in Finland and very expensive. And I am on a stash diet anyway. So I decided to over-dye my own floss. I've been wanting to do this for a while now, ever since I read a post on the blog Primitives by the light of the Moon. So with their instructions and a beige coloured fabric dye to give the floss a primitive look I started dyeing for the very first time.
This is the DMC floss that I have chosen to dye for the Jane Austen chart.
I over dyed some more floss to have something in reserve for other projects. Can you see already the difference?
These are a few of my favourite. I love how they turned out.
And here are finally the selected colours for On Travel with Jane Austen. I am using a tad darker shades than the original colours.
I have just started placing the first few crosses and intend to stitch some more during the weekend. So more pictures will follow soon.