|Mr. & Mrs. Eden (a.k.a. Adam and Eve)|
I am not going to start stitching a whole bunch of AandE's as many wonderful stitchers have done. I sort of fell into this one, finding the older chart at a shop that I occasionally visit. I have it more because it's a PS than because it's an A/E.
It is being stitched on Lambswool Jobelan, like the chart model was. Mine is 14 count. It just so happened that I had this hunk of fabric and I wasn't planning on using it since I prefer linen. But, when I decided to stitch the chart, I went ahead with the Jobelan. That's where I parted with PS choices for stitching though. The country colors have just gotten too gray for me anymore. So, as I did with the PS ABC's, so I did with Mr. & Mrs. Eden. First I converted the original colors to more clear DMC's. Then I converted the DMC's to Weeks or Crescent (I'm trying to use up supply to make more room for my Gentle Art).
You may have noticed that Adam and Eve aren't the same color. I decided that they could be different. After all, she's been hanging out under the tree, conversing with the snake and Adam's been strolling around in the garden, under the Mesopotamian sun. Eve is also a little hipper - I cinched in her waist a bit more to give her a figure. And I decided last year that I really like a splash of turquoise, so I've made those birds blue. That'll be about the only blue there is in the piece. Oh, and we all know how men are with food of any kind, so Adam, instead of standing there empty handed (and supposedly innocent) as in the chart - he's got an apple core in his hand! Go FIGure! Color changes available on request - hope you enjoy!