Of course, as always seems to happen, the one colour I couldn’t find in my threads was GA Old Red Paint! I should have it, it’s ticked on my list of GA colours but it’s not where it should be with my other GA threads! No doubt it’s hiding in a drawer somewhere. I’ve pulled out WDW Williamsburg Red that I’m thinking might work as an alternative if Old Red Paint doesn’t show up in time. I’m planning on going with GA Old Blue Paint for the birds, I like the more muted shade of blue than the DMC 931 and I’m using the tea-dyed linen I purchased last week. Bertie, you are right, it’s a lovely linen to stitch on.
It feels so good to finally have some stitching time! The Christmas decorations are down and packed away, only DS#2 is still at home, he heads back to university next Tuesday, and although the house felt very bare when the decorations were first gone here I am a couple of days later and Christmas is becoming a distant memory!