Not only did I take a nap yesterday, I took one today too. It was a good choice. I let the evenweave sit for a while and realized I didn't like it. The darker color was good and I don't mind splotchy, in fact I like splotchy but I didn't like the dark dots from the walnut crystals soooooo.....try try again. This time I used the dye I have the most success with - Rit liquid dye in the bottle. I particularly like the cocoa brown, it has lovely rose undertones. So I got another piece of evenweave out and wet it and put it in a plastic bag with a glug of cocoa brown and a smidge of tan and I got a nice subtle mottled beige. I tried to take a picture of the whole piece but the camera doesn't pick up the rosy tones so you'll have to take my word for it.
Here is my start on Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor....
I'm really liking the Valdani threads but I have to stop myself from re-plying the 3 strands. Old habits are hard to break. I thought this was 28 ct but this piece is more like 26-27 ct which makes it very easy on the eyes. The Valdani threads are very rich colors with lovely shading. This is going to be a fun project.
I plan to spend the rest of my evening with my butt in my recliner working on this sampler - life is good!