Sometimes you have to Change a Floss Color

Last month I did an Aurifil custom color conversion for a cross-stitch pattern.

The pattern is Margaret Felicia Dyson from Fox & Rabbit and was originally charted with 11 silks. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try a full Aurifil Floss stitch. I love the wooden spools, and the floss is a dream to stitch with. I created a custom keeper to hold my pretty spools as well as the loose floss. I am stitching this on 20 ct Popover Aida hand-dyed by Legacy Fiber Arts. Available only at Treehouse Fiber Arts ( So that means 1 strand of floss,  the vinyl holes and the felt bed case are the perfect companion for Aurifil Floss.

I spent the month of September stitching right along….working on the funky flower in the middle. Stitching up my favorite part of the chart – the patchwork flowerpot.

The main green in the stitch is a nice Hunter green color – Aurifil #5023. The perfect stem color.


But the lighter green that I had originally converted just wasn’t right. You can see the one random leaf stitched in the lighter khaki color green – Aurifil #2900. Although this is a gorgeous green color, and it will be perfect to stitch a prim holiday stitch… was not the perfect green for this stitch.

Fast forward to mid-September, I tested two lighter & brighter Aurifil greens and now we’ve got it! Aurifil #1231 is the PERFECT bright and light green to compliment this funky floral SAL.

Now I am back in love with everything about this stitch, I just can’t put it down. I’m hopeful that the border will go fast and this gorgeous sampler will be framed and hanging in my house soon. In the meantime I’m going to kit up another Aurifil conversion for Christmas stitching, but this time I’m going to try the 12wt thread, which should be like stitching with 2 strands of floss. Time to find the perfect chart, do the conversion and of course make the stitching keeper companion.

Would love for you to join me on my next SAL. (Stitch A Long!)

Happy Stitching, XOXO,

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