Sunday, March 29, 2009

Castles in the air

Floss Toss on SMF Garden Princess
The picture is not showing all the colors accurately. The orange looks red, eggplant looks black.

Coming up with the colors took longer than last time for Garden Grows. This time the designers have already included some colors -- blues, greens, neutrals. It seemed like anything I was including in the blue family was clashing with the existing colors. I did include a blue, I think it works. I reserve the right to change my mind as I see them in action.

I decided to use a crystal for the center - 8mm top drilled clear heart.

DMC Floss

Designer chosen-
807 - Peacock Blue
3765 - Peacock Blue V Dark
3799 - Peacock Blue Light
610 - Drab Brown Dark
3046 - Yellow Beige Medium
3045 - Yellow Beige Dark
310 - Black
3072 - Beaver Grey V Light
317 - Pewter Grey

My Choice
3345 - Dark Green
3347 - Medium Green
3348 - Pale Green
742 - Floral 1 - Yellow
743 - Floral 2 - Pale Yellow
223 - Floral 3 - Lt. Mauve
3842 - Floral 4 - Prussian Blue
150 - Floral 8 - Magenta
900 - *Floral ? - Orange
154 - *Floral ? - Eggplant
3771 - *Floral ? - Light Peach

* - Floral 5,6,7 are not used in part 1 so I don't know how to place them yet


Metallic - #4 Kreinik braid 025

How does your garden grow?

I haven't worked on it in a while. This is the last picture I have. I will probably alternate both.


Christine said...

I think your floss toss looks great, Shalini! I'm not sure if I want to do the Castles design or not...I'm having a hard time picturing what the design might be like. I really liked her mystery before HDYGG, Serendipity (not that I've stitched it yet!). I guess I'll have to wait to see progress pics...hopefully if I do like it, I can still get the previously released charts.

Your Garden is looking lovely!

Stitcher S said...

The floss toss is lovely, as is your garden. I am behind in blog reading, and it sure is great to read your blog again.

Karen said...

Hi Shalini, I came across your blog through Abi's blog. I love How Does Your Garden Grow! The colors are so bright and cheerful!