Here are the before and afters of First Rose for this last week:
I have decided to restart The Astronomer :-(. I love the pattern, had to immediately buy it, but everytime I pick it up I feel less than enthusiastic. I finally figured out why. It's the color of the fabric. I choose Ivory, as oppossed to the Cream for Aurora's Garden and Ash Rose for First Rose, because I wasn't planning on letting any of it show when it's framed. But it is so drab and dingy. It makes the whole piece feel washed out, not like the rich colors it has. I'm going to order Lavender istead. I know this is extremely picky and borders on absurd, but I'm no longer enjoying the piece that needs years of TLC.
Happy stitching to all this week!