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Very Yellow

My latest project has a lot of yellow in it.  I think this is the most yellow I've ever used in one project.

Don't worry, there will be plenty of other colors when it is finished.

The project is called Colorado Collage by Caela Conn Tyler.  When finished it will be a map of Colorado.  There is a complicated array of graphs, charts and instructions.  And for once, I think I will be following them faithfully.

I haven't done canvas work in a while and had to find my helping hand.  There it is up there holding down my canvas.  As I get back into it, I'm having more and more fun. 

Each county uses different flosses and stitches.  It's almost like a Clue game.  But instead of "Mrs. White did it in the Lounge with the Candlestick" you have counties, stitches and floss.  I just finished Baca county (on the lower left).  Next I will be working on Weld county (upper right of the area stitched so far).  A quick look at the chart tells me it will be done in Staggered Mosaic stitch with 3822 and 307.

Next, I have to count out the shape and get it in the right place.  I'm working on the plains right now and the counties are simple with the boundaries following arbitrary lines.  When I get to the mountains they will be squiggly following rivers and mountain ranges.  That will be a true counting and compensating challenge.

Each county is a new adventure and I like watching the stitches take shape.  Each pass of the needle brings more texture and color.

Once I make it the mountains there will be greens and purples.  And further west, in the four corners area there will be orange and browns and mixed in.

I'm really looking forward to using the rest of the colors.  But, for now, more yellow ...


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