I previewed my PS July sampler last week and finished it up over this holiday weekend.
Here's how it looks on the Prairie Schooler website:
And here is what mine looks like:
There are three major things I changed - the linen color, the phrase, and the fireworks. Not to say that's ALL I changed ('cause I really did a lot!), but those are the BIG changes. I'm really pleased with it. For the most part I used Gentle Art threads - Presidential Blue, Buckeye Scarlet, Chalk, Morning Glory, Black Crow, and Sarsparilla. I threw in Crescent Colors Grasshopper and Golden Star as well as Weeks Meadow. I eliminated several objects which crossed a lot of colors off the PS list. Also, it called for two reds; one dark and one plain red. I just used the one red and got enough variation in it that it didn't matter. I also finished off several spools of Kreinik that I'd been hanging onto from older projects. Don't know exactly what colors they were, but DO know that when I stitched with the BF alone, I used four strands. When I was stitching with one of the strands of floss, I used two strands of BF.
Whenever I look at this sampler, I will always remember that this was the year that my wonderful farmer's market, a couple miles up the road, lost 75% of their cherry crop. And they have such WONDERFUL cherries! Dagone frost!
Hope you all had a terrific 4th of July - I go on Wednesday to get my award for the DAR piece!