Well, after my consideration & contemplation, I finally made the decision to pull different fibers and restart my Mary sampler. I originally started her on 32-count Legacy linen from PTP using the recommended DMC fibers. I then decided I wanted to stitch her using over-dyes, so I pulled over-dyes that basically coordinated with the recommended DMC colors. After stitching on that a bit, I decided that I really wanted to do her in more muted "traditional" sampler colors and on a finer count linen.
When I was at my LNS on Saturday for our monthly all-day open stitching class, I had a couple of my friends help me with my final color selections. I restarted Mary yesterday using the new fibers and stitching her 1-over-1 using tent stitch on 36-count Maritime White Lakeside Linen. I'm SOOOOOO much happier with her now!
I'll close out with a couple of pics. The first is of the toss of my final floss choices and my fabric. I may still have to make a couple of substitutions because I'm not sure a couple of the colors will show up on my fabric using just a single strand. I'll make those decisions as I go along. The second shows my progress as of last night when I put her down to head to bed. Both pictures may be clicked to see a larger version.
Thanks for looking!
The Daily Mel