Liz Morrow and I enjoyed working on the same project and posting our progress so much that we’re going to do it again. After a few days of emails back and forth looking for a project that we both wanted to stitch, we’ve settled on Stars of the New Millennium by Tony Minieri. We both have lots of other projects going on, but we’re ready with our colors right now.
I started with my overdye – Acorn Woods from The Thread Gatherer. This is the same overdye that I used for the knotwork in the Anatolia piece. So my main colors will be rust (Color A) and olive green (Color B). I decided on off-white/cream for Color C because I wanted something very light to set off the darker, brighter colors. For Color D, I pulled 4 shades of light to medium brown.
This project uses a lot of different threads and I’ve done some substituting, but I think I’m all set now. But maybe not… I would like to throw in a few touches of turquoise too, like I did in Anatolia. So I went back to my stash and pulled 4 shades of light to medium turquoise too. As I work my way through the various stars, I’ll probably try the brown and the turquoise and see which I like best. The photo below shows the turquoise threads that I’ve pulled, along with all the other threads.
We won’t be ready to stitch for a few weeks though. We’re working to finish up other things before we start new ones in June. Be sure to check out Liz’ blog today as she is showing her choice of colors as well.