I've been stitching away on Dutch Spot~Motif Sampler for a week or so, and I'm just not in love with it. The charted colors look nothing like the way it was photographed for the magazine. I knew that I didn't like the colors when I converted them to silk. I should have switched the colors out right then and there. Actually, I do like the rusty reds, but not the turquoise green. But, I went with it, since I always figure that the designer knows better than I, after all it is their design, right? Since I have no desire to ripped out ye offending color, and restitch it, I decided to try my old trick of dyeing the piece. It tones down the colors, and I always like it better. Here's how it looked on vintage Luna from Lakeside Linen.
Fresh out of the dye in the kitchen sink, here's my new version. Instant aging! I think I can live with it now.